Governments must take correction actions to address climate change, warned Pope Francis in his June 18 encyclical, but cap-and-trade, which places a price on carbon emissions but can lead to speculation, is not one of them.
Jun 22, 2015 San Francisco Chronicle
Pope Francis's unprecedented focus on climate change and the environment includes strong messages for planners and designers of the built environment.
Jun 19, 2015 The New York Times
Honda announced that low gas prices contributed to low demand for the Civic Natural Gas, the only compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered car for sale, the Civic Hybrid, and their first plug-in hybrid-electric vehicle, the Accord.
Jun 18, 2015 Wall Street Journal
A new study finds evidence of the benefits of green space for the cognitive development of children.
Jun 18, 2015 The Atlantic
Urban planners need to go beyond environment and stakeholder input, taking a stronger role in the development of new technologies to design new urban futures rather than relying on software engineers.
Jun 17, 2015 Humanitarian Space
Do we ever reach a point as a community wherein our problems are behind us? Sorry, but no. If anything, it gets more complicated.
Jun 15, 2015 PlaceShakers
In a mover that came to a surprise to United Nations observers, the international body reached agreement on the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, or REDD+, initiative.
Jun 15, 2015 Grist
Google, already one of the most pervasive technology providers of urban experiences everywhere, has increased its bet on the smart cities movement.
Jun 14, 2015 Cities for the Future
An annual competition to recognize public spaces for their economic and social benefit has announced six finalists.
Jun 13, 2015 Architect
The brain has a complex, ancient relationship with place. Mental maps are the manifestation of our brains' perception of place and wayfinding. These maps can have profound impacts on how residents appreciate, and improve, their neighborhoods.
Jun 11, 2015 Pacific Standard