United States

In the fifth of his "place-decoding" series from France, Chuck Wolfe recalls how we carry with us the ability to mine pride from place, even in places that are, perhaps, least expected to shine.
12 hours ago   The Huffington Post
<p>Developers of high-end condo projects are offering celebrities discounts on units, in hopes that their names will help sell a property.</p>
Apr 18, 2007   RealEstateJournal.com
<p>At least for now, using solar panels to power your home may not help you save money.</p>
Apr 17, 2007   The New York Times
<p>Which of the largest 50 U.S. cities provide citizens with the highest percentage of power produced from renewable energy? SustainLane Government determined the percentage of each city's electricity that comes from renewables.</p>
Apr 17, 2007   SustainLane Government
<p>Louisville has adopted a "complete streets" policy which makes the provision of sidewalks, bike lanes and bus stops mandatory. Neal Peirce discusses the plan in his column, and offers some international examples.</p>
Apr 17, 2007   The Seattle Times
<p>Combining Google's satellite mapping technology and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's dearth of pollution and contamination data, new web applications let users map out toxic and contaminated sites.</p>
Apr 16, 2007   The San Francisco Chronicle
<p>Working-class families priced out of urban areas and a squeezed middle class facing shrinking wages and unaffordable housing, are among those living in poverty in the suburbs.</p>
Apr 14, 2007   AlterNet
<p>As the Not On My Beach crowd speaks out against wind farms, a certain level of hypocrisy emerges and shows the way for NIMBYs everywhere.</p>
Apr 12, 2007   The Next American City
<p>An interview with Nikos Singeles of EPA's stormwater office reveals the Agency's perspective on managing watershed resources through a combination of smart growth and low impact development.</p>
Apr 12, 2007   Stormwater
<p>African-Americans and Latinos have been particularly hard-hit by the predatory lending practices of sub-prime lenders, writes Mark Winston Griffith, Co-Director of the Neighborhood Economic Development and Advocacy Project.</p>
Apr 12, 2007   AlterNet
<p>Americans' commutes are increasing. The number of 'extreme commuters' -- those who commute over 3 hours -- has nearly doubled since 1990. The longest commute in the nation? Seven hours each way. Is the extreme commute America's newest addiction</p>
Apr 11, 2007   The New Yorker