Sustainability

Robert Boyer guest blogs about his new article in JPER, which is a case study of EcoVillage at Ithaca as an example of socio technical experimentation in planning and community Blog Post
Dec 8, 2014   By JPER
Ariel Schwartz reports on NOLAbound, a week-long event meant to showcase the sustainable, entrepreneurial culture that has taken hold in New Orleans as it recovers from Hurricane Katrina.
Mar 16, 2012   Fast Company Co.Exist
Zipcar has released the results of their first Future Metropolis Index, which the company commissioned to recognize cities that demonstrate smart urban planning and policymaking, reports Ariel Schwartz.
Mar 6, 2012   Fast Company Co.Exist
Lee Epstein and Kaid Benfield pen a post on the importance of working rural landscapes to the sustainability agenda, which seems to be increasingly overlooked by smart growth advocates.
Mar 5, 2012   Switchboard
Writing for <em>Alternet</em>, Sara Robinson reports on the Sightline Institute's efforts to compile a list of what she calls "zombie laws" that prevent people from living sustainably.
Feb 29, 2012   AlterNet
Taking a page from the locavore food movement, an architectural competition in Vancouver asks entrants to design a home using materials made or recycled within 100 miles of the city, writes Mark Boyer.
Feb 27, 2012   Good
As city officials introduce plans to overhaul waste disposal in the capital of Mexico, a deeply rooted constituency fights back.
Feb 22, 2012   New York Times
Eric Laine and Suzanne Steelman present LiveWork, a new take on the changing nature of living and working in a design for a mixed use development in Athens, GA.
Feb 17, 2012   Fast Company
Manish Bapna outlines the factors that put China on the frontlines of sustainable urban development.
Feb 16, 2012   Forbes
Andrew H. Whittemore contends that planners dismiss the far-fetched theories of a grand United Nations sustainability conspiracy at their own peril.
Feb 8, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
The commonwealth's nonprofit affordable housing developers are outgreening their market-rate peers, bringing green building up to scale statewide.
Jan 20, 2012   Shelterforce