July 6, 2009, 5am PDT
Our nation's roads must be greener, says David Wenzel of HNTB. A green road is one that is designed, built and maintained in a manner that protects and enhances the environment, lessens the impact on its surroundings, and encourages mass transit.
David Wenzel
July 4, 2009, 1pm PDT
Steve Mouzon explains how to think about cities and towns as living species, and how that perspective should guide the practice of planners and architects.
Living Urbanism
July 3, 2009, 9am PDT
A new device called LightLane attaches to the back of your bike and projects a virtual bike lane behind you.
July 2, 2009, 9am PDT
This post from <em>Treehugger</em> compares subway fares from around the world.
July 1, 2009, 12pm PDT
The Transition Town movement has spread to 150 towns in 14 countries. David Bollier of <em>On The Commons</em> takes a look at how these towns are making the shift towards locally-produced food and reduction in energy use.
On The Commons
July 1, 2009, 8am PDT
The Florida Keys are likely the most vulnerable places to sea-level rise in America. Despite this danger, officials there have set no plans for counteracting or dealing with climate change.
Miami Herald
June 28, 2009, 11am PDT
Already a national leader in green building and looking to expand its leadership, the Los Angeles Community College District is launching several collaborative efforts to train a new, green workforce.
The Planning Report
June 27, 2009, 1pm PDT
Anne Schwartz compiles recent studies on the economic value of parks, describing how an investment in parks by the city will result in a healthier urban economy.
Gotham Gazette
June 23, 2009, 5am PDT
The Architect's Journal selects the most significant architecture and urban design from the Star Wars films.
The Architect's Journal
June 22, 2009, 8am PDT
The Economist magazine has published it's list of the most livable cities in the world. But quite a few of these cities have the most unaffordable housing, complains Owen McShane.
New Geography
June 22, 2009, 6am PDT
Architect Michael Palwyn is designing sustainable architecture that combines solar power and seawater into an ultra-efficient loop of resource conservation.
GOOD Magazine
June 21, 2009, 9am PDT
A new book by four public health researchers shows that global warming and obesity have the same causes- we drive too much, and carbon-intensive foods have become our daily bread.
June 18, 2009, 9am PDT
A new study provides further evidence that incorporating sidewalks into existing neighborhoods is a practical and inexpensive way of encouraging people to exercise.
SDSU NewsCenter
June 17, 2009, 9am PDT
Next week, the Greater Amman Municipality will host activities of the 2nd US-Arab Forum, which will last from June 22 to June 24.
Jordan Times
June 16, 2009, 2pm PDT
A study from MIT's Department of Mathematics provides new means of understanding how traffic jams form.
Science Daily
June 15, 2009, 9am PDT
Dr. Aseem Inam takes writers on urbanism and architecture to task for spreading stereotypes about "third world cities", particularly when used to generalize about urban form.
Aseem Inam
June 9, 2009, 9am PDT
American artist Mike Bouchet constructed a full-sized replica of a standard American suburban home to float outside the Venice Biennale art exhibition. Instead, the house sank, suggesting new meanings for the artwork.
June 8, 2009, 6am PDT
Schadenfreude is a German concept that means "taking pleasure in the suffering of others." Columnist Meghan Daum is experiencing 'debtenfreude'; the pleasure in watching house flippers and McMansion builders fall to the economic downturn.
Los Angeles Times
June 7, 2009, 11am PDT
The videos from the time-lapse images compiled from NASA Earth Observatory show some most impressive conquests of man over environment.
June 5, 2009, 12pm PDT
The Obama administration is making a U.S.-China deal on climate change a centerpiece, according to The Guardian (UK).