January 7, 2011, 2pm PST
Advertising Age Magazine singled out "sustainability" as one of the most overused and misused words of the year.
December 9, 2010, 11am PST
TheCityFix looks at the future of the automobile in cities and the possibilities of moving people in to alternative modes in times when car ownership rates are still exploding.
December 8, 2010, 7am PST
A draft of new LEED requirements has been released for public comment, and it includes a new category that accounts for location and accessibility.
December 7, 2010, 11am PST
Jonna McKone details her case for integrated, systematic approaches to problems in the realms of urban mobility and sustainability. Can seamless connectivity between sectors such as planning, business, and energy create better long-term solutions?
November 18, 2010, 9am PST
It's kind of hard to tell, on a day-to-day basis, that humankind is drastically affecting the health of the environment -- a reality that makes arguing for sustainability even more difficult, according to Harry West.
November 6, 2010, 11am PDT
The 1910 law, responsible for preserving views of the capitol from most roof decks, is being challenged by a small group of architects and developers who believe a modest change would inject vitality, sustainability and revenue into the urban fabric.
October 27, 2010, 10am PDT
Portland has five "eco-district" pilot projects in the works. The first two are expected to begin implementation over the next year, and organizers are hoping they lead to more sustainability efforts throughout the city.
Sustainable Business Oregon
October 19, 2010, 7am PDT
Launched in 2009 as an effort to choose five neighborhoods where sustainability measures could be quickly implemented and tested out, the city of Portland's EcoDistricts are entering their pilot phase.
October 12, 2010, 11am PDT
An ambitious eco-city is going up in Portugal, complete with a central "brain" that monitors feedback on water, energy and transport systems.
October 9, 2010, 5am PDT
This podcast features a discussion with designer Bruce Mau, who talks about sustainability and why he loves the suburbs.
October 7, 2010, 6am PDT
In the progressive city of Seattle, <em>Worldchanging</em>'s Alex Steffen finds the metro area falling behind other American cities with what is becoming an out-dated land use policy.
September 13, 2010, 5am PDT
This past Friday, demolition began on a segment of Baltimore's infamous "Highway to Nowhere" to expand parking for the local commuter rail service (MARC). A side benefit: reuniting communities separated since the 1970s.
Office of Govenor Martin O'Malley Press Release
September 12, 2010, 5am PDT
The Environmental Protection Agency has named five state capitals as its first group of cities in a new effort called Greening America's Capitals.
August 26, 2010, 12pm PDT
Roughly 600 University of Oregon students will take part in the university's Sustainable Cities Initiative, which pulls together students of architecture, planning, law, journalism and business to make a plan to fix downtown Salem.
August 17, 2010, 1pm PDT
Canadian cities like Montreal and Vancouver are riding the green train, aiming to transform themselves into some of the greenest cities in the world.
The Canadian Press via Yahoo!
July 25, 2010, 11am PDT
The National Trust for Historic Preservation has teamed up with The International Living Building Institute have launched a contest to envision future cities using sustainable practices - a move that the NTHP doesn't find at odds with their mission.
July 21, 2010, 11am PDT
Building on the urban renaissance of the last decade that saw residential population increase for the first time since 1950, the City of Columbus has set a bold vision for the future with the adoption of the 2010 Downtown Columbus Strategic Plan.
July 21, 2010, 5am PDT
A new sustainable housing development breaking ground in Oregon has put affordability on the same pedestal as sustainability.
July 3, 2010, 1pm PDT
The City of Baltimore has appointed a new "food czar" to look at food health and access issues in the city. In the broader senses, though, officials in the city look at this new position as a part of their sustainability planning.
June 18, 2010, 2pm PDT
According to Portland, Oregon Mayor Sam Adams, that roadblock is the lack of financing for clean technology upgrades for buildings. Fast Company talks to Adams about his goal to make Portland the most sustainable city in the world.