The 3 E's of Sustainability in Local Climate Action: The Portland Clean Energy Initiative
Urban sustainability efforts have historically failed to advance all three E’s of sustainability: environmental action, economic development, and equity. However, a movement is underway to put equity—the oft-ignored E—at the forefront.
Coming Soon to D.C.: Rivers Clean Enough for Swimming
A tremendous open space and recreation addition could be on the horizon for residents of Washington, D.C., but there's still work to do in cleaning the Potomac and Anacostia rivers.
Arizona Revisits Plans for Withdrawing Water Reserves
Arizona has excelled at storing water in preparation for future droughts. The challenge now is how cities will access that water when they need it.
U.S EPA Planning the Next Phase of Great Lakes Clean Up
Action Plan III will plot the next four years of work by the Great lakes Restoration Initiative.
These Countries Have the Highest Rate of Pollution-Related Deaths
Pollution poses a significant public health threat all over the planet, and good planning can help.
$1.1 Billion Superfund Clean Up Approved for Portland Harbor
With the price of the Portland Harbor Superfund Site already ballooning, critics of the plan for the Portland Harbor Superfund Site expect the project to cost even more than currently estimated.
The Science of Wetlands Conservation
Research by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Zhenghong Tang is helping conserve key south-central Nebraska wetlands that provide habitat for millions of migratory birds.
Planning for Climate Change on the Shores of the Great Lakes
Two academic researchers explain the planning and landscape architecture opportunities offered by the "dramatic fluctuations" and "emergent shorelands" of the Great Lakes Coasts.
Norwalk Redevelopment Agency
City of Cotati
City of Austin Transportation Department
Rowan University's Department of Geography, Planning, & Sustainability
HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research
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.