Environmental Sustainability

There was a time, not too long ago, when the quality of urban landscapes was determined by what they looked like and what it was like to be in them. Opinion
May 31, 2014   By Mark Hough
The number of single households has grown three-fold since the 1950s. More sustainable and more likely to live in cities than married households, singles experience a major problem: metro areas are not planned for them but for nuclear families.
Jul 18, 2013   The Atlantic Cities
A short documentary exploring the development challenges that the City of Ventura faces.
Sep 20, 2010   The OpenSpace: News For Central Coast Planners
A video created for the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) presents a serious look at what infill development would look like in Ventura and Fullerton.
May 24, 2010   The Source: Transportation News and Views
Dongtan Eco City was planned for completion for the Shanghai World Expo in 2010. By that time, 5,000 people should be living there. However, the planned housing, water taxis, sewage‐recycling plant and energy park all failed to materialize.
Jan 12, 2010   The Urban Reinventors Online Urban Journal
Warren Karlenzig looks for the best examples of sustainable developments in Asia to serve as examples for the growing region.
Sep 15, 2009   Common Current
When we think of cities in antiquity, we don't hesitate to think of them in association with their respective civilizations. After all, the words civic and civilization share the same root word in Latin, civitas. Similarly, we can now say that we Opinion
Jun 12, 2009   By Michael Dudley
According to the Census Bureau, the United States will have over 400 million people by 2040. How will population growth – 100 million more Americans over the next three decades – impact the quality of your environment? The answer will depend on the choices we make as a society, says James A. LaGro, Jr. Exclusive
Jan 19, 2009  By James A. LaGro Jr.
<p>A short video profile shows renewed interest in Arcosanti, the utopian community founded by architect Paolo Soleri. Could Soleri's 40 yr. old utopia be the wave of the sustainable future?</p>
Jul 3, 2008   NBC 12 News
<p>This article from <em>Grist</em> looks at the city of Phoenix as it teams with Arizona State University to shift the city's direction from endless sprawl to a smarter, more environmentally-conscious growth pattern.</p>
May 14, 2008   Grist