June 24, 2011, 6am PDT
Jumping on the climate change bandwagon, the newly appointed CEO of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Robert Ivy underscores the need to find a healthy medium between sustainability and architecture.
June 23, 2011, 6am PDT
Studying neighborhoods in Jinan, China, MIT urban studies and planning Professor Dennis Frenchman told MITnews that the country’s biggest challenge is its homogenous urban design.
May 26, 2011, 9am PDT
Density reduces costs and helps make places more sustainable, according to this post in a series on "great places".
May 6, 2011, 8am PDT
Sustainability-focused programs offered at the federal level have received overwhelming support from communities and protection from budget cuts, even in an age of tightened budgets.
April 23, 2011, 1pm PDT
"Integrated resource management" practices could help cities operate more sustainably, according to this piece from <em>Miller-McCune</em>.
March 29, 2011, 12pm PDT
Building sizes have been creeping upward for centuries, but green building expert Jason McLennan argues that smaller structures are better, more beautiful, and ecologically inevitable.
March 11, 2011, 5am PST
Architects and planners in New Delhi are collaborating to create three new visions of the city, all based around the concept of sustainability.
February 28, 2011, 7am PST
The Brickstainable design competition challenges designers to find "solutions that exploit the thermal qualities of masonry construction in an urban building." Geoff Manaugh looks at some of the interesting ways designers remade the lowly brick.
February 27, 2011, 7am PST
The House Appropriations Committee announced earlier this month a proposed elimination of HUD, USDOT and EPA sustainability programs, in addition to pulling already-awarded funding for TIGER grants.
February 24, 2011, 10am PST
Planners' activities in a community have a direct impact on its character, says Edward Jepson, and can be pivotal in creating sustainability.
February 18, 2011, 12pm PST
In an interview, the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan says that federal money will only go to those who embrace sustainability.
February 13, 2011, 5am PST
A panel of experts met in Los Angeles last month to discuss 'eco' cities in terms both abstract and practical.
February 7, 2011, 11am PST
A new poll of real estate experts reveals that businesses seeking office space are increasingly seeking buildings built with sustainability in mind.
February 5, 2011, 9am PST
The Vauban District in southern Germany is a small community built around a green transportation scheme, but it has become much more: a model of cooperative decision-making, sustainability and eco-planning.
January 7, 2011, 2pm PST
Advertising Age Magazine singled out "sustainability" as one of the most overused and misused words of the year.
December 9, 2010, 11am PST
TheCityFix looks at the future of the automobile in cities and the possibilities of moving people in to alternative modes in times when car ownership rates are still exploding.
December 8, 2010, 7am PST
A draft of new LEED requirements has been released for public comment, and it includes a new category that accounts for location and accessibility.
December 7, 2010, 11am PST
Jonna McKone details her case for integrated, systematic approaches to problems in the realms of urban mobility and sustainability. Can seamless connectivity between sectors such as planning, business, and energy create better long-term solutions?
November 18, 2010, 9am PST
It's kind of hard to tell, on a day-to-day basis, that humankind is drastically affecting the health of the environment -- a reality that makes arguing for sustainability even more difficult, according to Harry West.
November 6, 2010, 11am PDT
The 1910 law, responsible for preserving views of the capitol from most roof decks, is being challenged by a small group of architects and developers who believe a modest change would inject vitality, sustainability and revenue into the urban fabric.