Sustainability

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.
Frontline
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.
BLDNGBLG
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.
PlaceShakers
Feature
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.
Edward J. Jepson Jr.
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.
UrbanLand
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.
The Planning Report
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.
The Guardian U.K.
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.
The Cereplast Blog
January 7, 2011, 2pm PST
Advertising Age Magazine singled out "sustainability" as one of the most overused and misused words of the year.
Triple Pundit
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.
TheCityFix
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.
BuildingGreen.com
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?
The City Fix
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.
Fast Co. Design
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.
The Herald Tribune
October 27, 2010, 10am PDT
Portland has five "eco-district" pilot projects in the works. The first two are expected to begin implementation over the next year, and organizers are hoping they lead to more sustainability efforts throughout the city.
Sustainable Business Oregon
October 19, 2010, 7am PDT
Launched in 2009 as an effort to choose five neighborhoods where sustainability measures could be quickly implemented and tested out, the city of Portland's EcoDistricts are entering their pilot phase.
Next American City
October 12, 2010, 11am PDT
An ambitious eco-city is going up in Portugal, complete with a central "brain" that monitors feedback on water, energy and transport systems.
NewScientist
October 9, 2010, 5am PDT
This podcast features a discussion with designer Bruce Mau, who talks about sustainability and why he loves the suburbs.
Climate Desk
October 7, 2010, 6am PDT
In the progressive city of Seattle, <em>Worldchanging</em>'s Alex Steffen finds the metro area falling behind other American cities with what is becoming an out-dated land use policy.
WorldChanging
September 13, 2010, 5am PDT
This past Friday, demolition began on a segment of Baltimore's infamous "Highway to Nowhere" to expand parking for the local commuter rail service (MARC). A side benefit: reuniting communities separated since the 1970s.
Office of Govenor Martin O'Malley Press Release