Sustainability

July 21, 2011, 10am PDT
In the Philippines, "eco-entrepreneur" Ilac Diaz is spreading an idea from MIT using 2-liter soda bottles and bleach to bring a 60 watt light bulb's worth of light into the building below.
Reuters UK
July 5, 2011, 1pm PDT
Whether in Cupertino, Calif. or Curitiba, Brazil, cities are starting an aggressive move toward sustainability in the Americas. In this evolution, technology, citizen involvement and innovation will play a role transforming cities, Leon Kaye writes.
Guardian
July 4, 2011, 9am PDT
Portland leads the nation is sustainability and in fact, may be responsible for starting this movement, but its economy remains mediocre and it is one of America's least diverse cities. Urbanophile's Aaron M. Renn explains why.
Urbanophile
July 1, 2011, 12pm PDT
Of the 27 high-ranking cities, repeat offenders like San Francisco, NYC, Seattle, and Denver earned top spots. Conspicuously absent from the list is Portland.
USA Today
July 1, 2011, 8am PDT
Providing wifi on public transit and encouraging people to Check In with their smart phones are two of the three examples cities could implement to bring people closer together.
Mashable
June 30, 2011, 7am PDT
The personally rewarding and healthy activity of urban farming continues to solidify a foothold on Hong Kong high rises, in spite of the lack of support from the government.
CNN
June 29, 2011, 11am PDT
The Los Angeles Times calls the Leipert-Pasker residence "the greenest house in L.A." In fact, the only thing that isn't green about this three-story home is its color.
The Los Angeles Times
June 24, 2011, 6am PDT
Jumping on the climate change bandwagon, the newly appointed CEO of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Robert Ivy underscores the need to find a healthy medium between sustainability and architecture.
THE DIRT
June 23, 2011, 6am PDT
Studying neighborhoods in Jinan, China, MIT urban studies and planning Professor Dennis Frenchman told MITnews that the country’s biggest challenge is its homogenous urban design.
MITnews
May 26, 2011, 9am PDT
Density reduces costs and helps make places more sustainable, according to this post in a series on "great places".
Grist
May 6, 2011, 8am PDT
Sustainability-focused programs offered at the federal level have received overwhelming support from communities and protection from budget cuts, even in an age of tightened budgets.
Citiwire
April 23, 2011, 1pm PDT
"Integrated resource management" practices could help cities operate more sustainably, according to this piece from <em>Miller-McCune</em>.
Miller-McCune
March 29, 2011, 12pm PDT
Building sizes have been creeping upward for centuries, but green building expert Jason McLennan argues that smaller structures are better, more beautiful, and ecologically inevitable.
Yes!
March 11, 2011, 5am PST
Architects and planners in New Delhi are collaborating to create three new visions of the city, all based around the concept of sustainability.
Frontline
February 28, 2011, 7am PST
The Brickstainable design competition challenges designers to find "solutions that exploit the thermal qualities of masonry construction in an urban building." Geoff Manaugh looks at some of the interesting ways designers remade the lowly brick.
BLDNGBLG
February 27, 2011, 7am PST
The House Appropriations Committee announced earlier this month a proposed elimination of HUD, USDOT and EPA sustainability programs, in addition to pulling already-awarded funding for TIGER grants.
PlaceShakers
Feature
February 24, 2011, 10am PST
Planners' activities in a community have a direct impact on its character, says Edward Jepson, and can be pivotal in creating sustainability.
Edward J. Jepson Jr.
February 18, 2011, 12pm PST
In an interview, the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan says that federal money will only go to those who embrace sustainability.
UrbanLand
February 13, 2011, 5am PST
A panel of experts met in Los Angeles last month to discuss 'eco' cities in terms both abstract and practical.
The Planning Report
February 7, 2011, 11am PST
A new poll of real estate experts reveals that businesses seeking office space are increasingly seeking buildings built with sustainability in mind.
The Guardian U.K.