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Sustainability

September 9, 2019, 5am PDT
Called a 'sustainability fee' by Mayor Lee Harris of Shelby County, the proposed fee would apply only to households that have three or more registered vehicles, about 17 percent of county residents. The first two vehicles would be exempt.
Smart Cities Dive
August 12, 2019, 1pm PDT
Land use and transportation planning will play key roles in an effort by Los Angeles County to achieve carbon neutrality in 30 years.
Smart Cities Dive
August 6, 2019, 2pm PDT
Scooters have helped diversify the mobility landscape, but companies need to better address the recycling and reuse process and the environmental impacts of defunct devices.
Smart Cities Dive
July 27, 2019, 11am PDT
If it emulated and adapted the scope of its predecessor, the Green New Deal could transform the country in fundamental ways, with builders, planners, and architects playing central roles.
Fast Company
July 7, 2019, 9am PDT
The short life of the Palace of Auburn Hills, once home to the NBA's Detroit Pistons, is a "colossal waste," according to John Gallagher.
Detroit Free Press
July 2, 2019, 5am PDT
The Rockefeller Foundation has cited costs and a new strategic direction to explain why it abruptly cut off the program this year. While the work may live on in some form, the move underscores the risks of relying on private funding.
CityLab
July 1, 2019, 9am PDT
"Seattle is still a car town at heart," Danny Westneat writes, pointing to a number of gargantuan new parking garages like the 2,300-stall complex at Expedia's new headquarters.
The Seattle Times
June 26, 2019, 6am PDT
There are still approvals necessary to get to the finish line, but the Ocean Wind offshore wind project took a big step forward late last week.
NJ.com
April 22, 2019, 9am PDT
People living in tiny homes drastically reduce their ecological footprints and make more sustainable lifestyle choices, research shows.
CityLab
April 2, 2019, 11am PDT
The largest privately funded climate-adaptation program in the United States, 100 Resilient Cities, will conclude in July.
Bloomberg
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