Is there a problem with sustainability? Why we are facing a need to change on a planetary scale, and what we must do to survive.
Author Charles McGlashan describes his definition of "sustainability" and how we, as asociety, can acheive it. Sustainability is the idea that we should produce andconsume at a level reflective of the fact that we live in a finite or closedenvironment -- don't use what cannot be replaced, don't createwhat cannot be broken down. These seemingly simple ideas are being regularlyignored everyday by both manufacturers and consumers. The effects arechaos-theory like in their scope and the ramifications may be dire. But it'snot too late to change our approach to manufacturing and consumption and, withcareful planning, the increased efficiency and savings many "green" companieshave enjoyed demonstrate that the effort is well worth it.
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European Cities Act on Density
The sprawling mass of suburbia has been a disaster for the environment. But now smaller, denser cities herald a renaissance in city living.
The Top Urban Planning Books of 2022
An annual list of the must-read books related to urban planning and its intersecting fields.
Nashville Sets Downtown Parking Maximums
Nashville is the latest city to enact a substantive change to the parking requirements set by the city’s zoning code—doing away with parking minimums and setting parking maximums in the city’s Urban Zoning Overlay.
As Remote Work Persists, Ohio Cities Brace for Tax Revenue Losses
Cities like Dayton expect to see a reduction in income tax revenue as more remote workers begin paying taxes to their home jurisdictions.
Colorado Springs Updates Transportation Plan
The city made the first revisions to its transportation plan in twenty years, acknowledging the changing transportation needs of the region’s growing population.
Aging and the Housing Market
When wanting to downsize their living situation, some older Americans are startled to find a dearth of smaller housing units in their neighborhoods.
Chaddick Institute at DePaul University
HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research
Missoula Redevelopment Agency
City of Joliet
City of Crystal River
This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.