Sustainability

February 5, 2019, 2pm PST
By 2030, cities will have tripled in size since 2000. Unmanaged, incessant growth is threatening the planet, according to a new report from the World Resources Institute.
Curbed
January 19, 2019, 11am PST
In an interview with Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, former Arizona Governor and former Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbit recommends new approaches to the challenges facing the Colorado River watershed.
Land Lines, Lincoln Institute Of Land Policy
January 5, 2019, 5am PST
With world population to grow by about 2 billion by 2050, and with more people eating higher on the food chain as nations develop economically, can world agriculture reduce its carbon footprint? A new World Resources Institute report shows how.
Forbes
December 18, 2018, 7am PST
Some "Opportunity Zones" will deliver more social end environmental benefits than others.
MAPS
November 10, 2018, 11am PST
The "Satellite timelapse" account on YouTube created a timelapse of satellite imagery of Las Vegas and nearby Lake Mead between 1986 and 2016.
Satellite timelapse on YouTube
October 19, 2018, 1pm PDT
A final agreement is still a year away, but seven states have taken a substantial step toward sustainability for the Colorado River.
Associated Press
October 9, 2018, 1pm PDT
According to an analysis by the Energy Efficiency for All coalition, California's Energy Savings Assistance Program could be four times as effective for low-income renters if it were better deployed.
NRDC
September 15, 2018, 5am PDT
Renewable energy enjoys broad public support—the utility industry is more skeptical.
Vox
September 9, 2018, 7am PDT
Introduced with fanfare in 2015, the OneNYC plan is ready for an update.
Smart Cities Dive
August 28, 2018, 7am PDT
A research program at Auburn University in Alabama seeks to go national, but experience from the program’s evolution means a cautious move forward.
Dwell
July 31, 2018, 6am PDT
The nation's capital has more square feet of green roofs than any other city in the country.
Smart Cities Dive
July 24, 2018, 2pm PDT
The city of Honolulu has decided to treat sea level rise as an urgent matter, requiring all the resources of the city.
Hawaii New Now
July 1, 2018, 11am PDT
A new interactive research tool will make it easier for communities to build sustainability into their urban development plans.
vizzuality
June 28, 2018, 10am PDT
Ford hit a goal to reduce carbon emissions *from its manufacturing process* eight years ahead of schedule.
Automotive News
June 20, 2018, 6am PDT
The District of Columbia is updating its Sustainable DC plan, originally crafted in 2012, and seeking feedback on draft goals set for 2032.
Greater Greater Washington
June 13, 2018, 8am PDT
An advocacy group is republishing the 1974 regional plan for sustainability, and finding that it's just as relevant now as it was then.
Bisnow
June 8, 2018, 11am PDT
The need to slash emissions from buildings is increasingly urgent, and critics say LEED won't get us there.
CityLab
Blog post
March 26, 2018, 10am PDT
There is plenty of evidence for modular construction as a key component of a green economy.
Kayla Matthews
Feature
March 11, 2018, 1pm PDT
Insight into the hard work of implementing the New Urban Agenda.
Michael Mehaffy
Blog post
February 27, 2018, 9am PST
There are plenty of opportunities to green the world's energy production and consumption infrastructure, but it will take good planning.
Kayla Matthews