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.
Oct 7, 2010 WorldChanging
Regional Development Agencies, a U.K. fixture that developed regional strategies for placing affordable housing and creating jobs, are being replaced by "Local Enterprise Partnerships", which, as Alison Killing writes, sounds suspiciously different.
Sep 25, 2010 WorldChanging
HafenCity is a district in Hamburg that is being built with flooding in mind. One way the development prepares for rising waters is having several layers of public space that can be used, creating a model for cities facing global warming.
Sep 3, 2010 WorldChanging
Beth Novick, author of <em>Wiki Government</em>, says that today's technology invites us to "rethink not only our democratic institutions, but our democratic theory."
Aug 15, 2010 WorldChanging
<em>Worldchanging</em> takes a look at a new report that plots out a plan to create a carbon-neutral United Kingdom by 2030.
Jun 22, 2010 WorldChanging
In China, an estimated 120 million electric bicycles are on the streets. So why haven't they caught on in the U.S.? Reporter Alan Durning thinks its time.
Apr 25, 2010 WorldChanging
<em>Worldchanging</em>'s Alex Steffen reflects on the increasing impact of Internet-enabled information sharing at the community level, and suggests that it's helping to make neighborhoods more walkable.
Apr 11, 2010 WorldChanging
New Energy Hubs is a proposal to focus alternative energy production around transit-oriented developments to create synergistic benefits.
Jan 19, 2010 WorldChanging
Planner Alex Aylett discusses the challenges municipalities face when trying to create a successful sustainability plan, and how to overcome them with a new toolkit that takes cues from New York City's PlaNYC.
Dec 6, 2009 WorldChanging
A new study by Subsidyscope shows that between 1982 and 2007, federal highway revenue derived from non-users of the highway system has doubled.
Nov 26, 2009 WorldChanging