Sustainability

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
September 12, 2010, 5am PDT
The Environmental Protection Agency has named five state capitals as its first group of cities in a new effort called Greening America's Capitals.
Reuters
August 26, 2010, 12pm PDT
Roughly 600 University of Oregon students will take part in the university's Sustainable Cities Initiative, which pulls together students of architecture, planning, law, journalism and business to make a plan to fix downtown Salem.
New York Times/Greenwire
August 17, 2010, 1pm PDT
Canadian cities like Montreal and Vancouver are riding the green train, aiming to transform themselves into some of the greenest cities in the world.
The Canadian Press via Yahoo!
July 25, 2010, 11am PDT
The National Trust for Historic Preservation has teamed up with The International Living Building Institute have launched a contest to envision future cities using sustainable practices - a move that the NTHP doesn't find at odds with their mission.
Metropolis Magazine
July 21, 2010, 11am PDT
Building on the urban renaissance of the last decade that saw residential population increase for the first time since 1950, the City of Columbus has set a bold vision for the future with the adoption of the 2010 Downtown Columbus Strategic Plan.
The Columbus Dispatch
July 21, 2010, 5am PDT
A new sustainable housing development breaking ground in Oregon has put affordability on the same pedestal as sustainability.
The Oregonian
July 3, 2010, 1pm PDT
The City of Baltimore has appointed a new "food czar" to look at food health and access issues in the city. In the broader senses, though, officials in the city look at this new position as a part of their sustainability planning.
Good
June 18, 2010, 2pm PDT
According to Portland, Oregon Mayor Sam Adams, that roadblock is the lack of financing for clean technology upgrades for buildings. Fast Company talks to Adams about his goal to make Portland the most sustainable city in the world.
Fast Company
May 10, 2010, 11am PDT
Grist's David Roberts attended a national conference on the future of transportation at Ohio State in early May and noticed a divide in the concluding discussion on how panelists approached the issue of sustainability in transportation.
Grist
May 6, 2010, 8am PDT
The Buffalo News praises efforts by Mayor Byron W. Brown to completely rewrite the city's 59-year-old zoning code. The Mayor's initiative, dubbed the Buffalo Green Code, would place a new emphasis on sustainability and walkable neighborhoods.
Buffalo News
April 28, 2010, 11am PDT
The Massachusetts Avenue Project in Buffalo's West Side is an urban fish farm designed to be a completely self-sustaining ecosystem, with food for the fish grown on the premises.
Buffalo News
April 24, 2010, 9am PDT
Mayor Byron Brown announced that the city's new code will be the "Buffalo Green Code," supporting walkable, sustainable neighborhoods.
Buffalo Rising
April 20, 2010, 12pm PDT
Former Albuquerque Mayor Martin J. Chavez writes that the great success of Mayor Bloomberg's PlanNYC is due in large part to a process that borrowed key principles from the business world.
Environmental Leader
April 15, 2010, 10am PDT
In this commentary, Tom Angotti questions if New York's sustainability plan can be effective if the process remains remains top-down and Mayor-controlled.
Gotham Gazette
April 15, 2010, 5am PDT
New York City's long-term sustainability plan is coming up on its three-year anniversary. Tom Angotti says that now's the time to take its broad citywide efforts down to the neighborhood level.
Gotham Gazette
April 8, 2010, 2pm PDT
Artist and student of architecture Azby Brown has spent 25 years in Japan, and today sees a number of design principles that drive the Japanese way of building and living that can be used by designers.
Design Observer
March 29, 2010, 2pm PDT
South Korean government officials are increasingly focusing on green projects to improve their cities' sustainability -- and create legacies for politicians.
The New York Times
March 23, 2010, 7am PDT
City and government officials from around the world are in Rio de Janeiro to make the argument that urban hold the key to sustainability. Neal Peirce reports.
Citiwire