August 29, 2008, 11am PDT
Your morning cup of joe - all things considered - takes 140 liters of water to make. A new study reveals the true cost in water usage for crops and cultures.
August 27, 2008, 9am PDT
Eric Lombardi, a waste-management guru, has drawn up a fanciful plan for an "eco-cycle, zero waste park" which reimagines the dump as a composting, recycling, and educating facility.
August 8, 2008, 10am PDT
This piece from <em>WorldChanging</em> looks at the trend of dying indoor malls, and some creative ideas for reviving or reusing them.
August 5, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>Alex Steffen of WorldChanging proposes that globalization could soon change direction as transportation costs increase.</p>
April 29, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>A review of the 7th annual EcoCity World Summit reveals some of the ideas and innovations the planners, architects and builders are using to create greener and more sustainable cities.</p>
April 5, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>Local leaders and residents of Greensburg, Kansas -- which was devastated by a tornado last year -- are hoping to rebuild their town into a model of environmental sustainability.</p>
June 5, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>The internet firm has launched new features making it easier for users to learn about transit options when getting directions.</p>
April 3, 2007, 10am PDT
<p>Planning activists in San Francisco are working to encourage infill development without neglecting social equity concerns.</p>
March 22, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>Japanese architects are pioneering design and building techniques that make the most of urban space, offering an affordable way to live in expensive metropolises.</p>
February 3, 2007, 7am PST
<p>This article from <em>WorldChanging</em> discusses a new network for architects and designers to share and improve ideas. The network's creators hope this interactivity will help architects to create solutions for slum dwellers.</p>
February 1, 2007, 10am PST
<p>Unconferences, a type of informational gathering among open source software developers, could provide a model for the planning community.</p>
January 30, 2007, 9am PST
<p>By focusing on certain "pressure points" in urban areas, a city can dramatically increase its quality of life, argues Jaime Lerner, the former mayor of Curitiba, Brazil.</p>
December 31, 2006, 7am PST
<p>This article from Seattle-based publication <em>WorldChanging</em> describes regional planning efforts to protect sensitive fisheries. This regional planning is not based on political boundaries, but rather on biological boundaries.</p>
January 25, 2005, 8am PST
A new generation of "megacity urbanists" is emerging.
October 25, 2004, 8am PDT
The most serious sustainability problem facing the world isn't global warming.