World

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.
THE DIRT
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).
THE DIRT
June 3, 2009, 5am PDT
Alex Marshall takes a look at Spain's recent record of proactive transportation planning, connecting cities to direct development rather than to connect already successful areas.
Governing Magazine
June 2, 2009, 1pm PDT
Energy Secretary Steven Chu is the latest to get behind the idea that painting roofs and buildings white can help counter global warming.
The Times Online
June 2, 2009, 11am PDT
Consumers in India, Brazil, and China scored the highest (and those in the U.S. the lowest) in a survey conducted by National Geographic and Globescan for green behavior.
THE DIRT
June 1, 2009, 11am PDT
These videos show images of locations that have seen significant change over the past few years as seen through Google Earth images, from Dubai's manmade archipelago to Utah's disappearing Lake Powell.
Wired
June 1, 2009, 8am PDT
As the U.S. Green Building Council prepares to give its LEED-AP certification standards a major overhaul, test takers are scrambling to take the exam before it becomes a whole new ballgame.
The Architect's Newspaper
May 31, 2009, 9am PDT
Owen Hatherley presents his case for a revival of modernism, particularly in its original intent as a social reform movement, in his new book, Militant Modernism.
Icon Eye
May 29, 2009, 9am PDT
Columnist Stephen Cunningham of the BBC believes that technology like smart meters in homes will provide the necessary reduction in CO2 to reduce global warming.
BBC News
May 28, 2009, 7am PDT
<em>Building Happiness,</em> a new collection of writings on architecture, concludes that the connect between beauty and happiness is unfounded.
Metropolis Magazine
May 27, 2009, 12pm PDT
Last week in Seoul, Bill Clinton announced a new collaboration between the Clinton Climate Initiative and the U.S. Green Building Council to go beyond the single LEED building and create new green development models for whole communities.
The New York Times
May 26, 2009, 11am PDT
The Seasteading Institute, a group that advocates creating sovereign nations in international waters, announces the winner of their seastead design contest.
National Geographic
May 25, 2009, 1pm PDT
Chief Executive Officer of IBM Samuel Palmisano believes that "smarter cities" are key to a sustainable future, and so are the focus of three upcoming summits hosted by IBM.
Huffington Post
May 22, 2009, 12pm PDT
MIT's SENSEable City Lab is featuring a prototype of a futuristic bus stop, complete with real-time route mapping, e-ink surfaces, and estimates of your exposure to pollutants along the way.
MIT's SENSEable City Lab
May 22, 2009, 10am PDT
Cities conform to mathematical principles more closely than many people realize, in terms of density, relative population, and economies of scale.
The Wild Side Blog - NY Times
May 22, 2009, 6am PDT
Underground water sensors that monitor and display moisture and soil conditions on computers are saving millions of gallons of water at golf courses.
The New York Times
May 21, 2009, 5am PDT
<em>Miller-McCune</em> talks with vertical farming innovator Dickson Despommier about why his idea is the future of food for cities and how it can go from blueprint to reality.
Miller-McCune
May 20, 2009, 11am PDT
A team of French designers are the winners of Metropolis’s 2009 Next Generation competition with their design for a combined electrical-transmission tower and landfill.
Metropolis Magazine
May 20, 2009, 10am PDT
This piece from <em>Scientific American</em> looks at the jurisdictional challenge of conserving water in the cross-state Ogallala Aquifer, one of the world's largest sources of freshwater and the backbone of the nation's farm economy.
Scientific American
May 20, 2009, 9am PDT
With globalization meaning goods can be shipped cheaply anywhere, and the internet means you can work anywhere, why are cities growing like crazy? Prof. Edward L. Glaeser of Harvard says that proximity breeds innovation.
The New York Times