Want to fight climate change? You have to fight cars.
It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy: We assume families don’t want to live downtown, we therefore don’t design for family, and, sure enough, families don’t come, or they don’t stay.Brent Toderian, Vox
Want to fight climate change? You have to fight cars.
My research about how cities like Houston can benefit from buying electric cars suggests that fuel-free municipal fleets can cut urban carbon footprints while improving public health and saving taxpayers money.
Several US states and cities have committed to cut emissions despite president Trump, but only Seattle remembered cash commitments to the developing world.
The Urban Street Stormwater Guide makes the case that green stormwater infrastructure can be combined with transportation infrastructure projects to help cities meet their stormwater management goals, save money and, in some cases, make streets safer for walking and biking.
Residents of a California farm community have come up with a model solution for an all-too-common transportation problem.
Last week, the U.N. wrapped up its first Ocean Conference with a call to action. Nations pledged to do their part to deliver a global goal to protect life under water — one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals that went into effect last year. But cities weren’t mentioned.
Author Richard Louv invites us to imagine a future filled with urban parks, greenery, and gardens.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia have signed an agreement that sets ambitious goals for the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to make the transition to zero emissions in their Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP).
From New York to Houston to Anchorage, hundreds of mayors reacted to President Donald Trump’s announcement to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement by reasserting or even intensifying their commitment to fighting climate change.
California officials, determined to fight climate change, have ordered deep cuts in the state’s emission of greenhouse gases. But new figures illustrate just how difficult that process can be.
New York City, Houston, Miami and San Francisco have all taken steps to mitigate the risks associated with rising sea levels and global temperatures. Are their successes a blueprint for action at the state and local level?
What if our city infrastructure could also repair the damage we’ve done to nature? Vincent Callebaut’s Manta Ray is an experimental landscape design that aims to sustainably restore the natural environment in Seoul.
The forces that have shaped the institutionalization of sustainability and its wide adoption are not going away. In fact, they are going to become stronger and more prevalent in the years ahead.
In response to rising tides, the city will give its river some much-needed space to breathe.
Walking or cycling to school is better for children’s health as cars are ‘boxes collecting toxic gases’ says David King.
Five varieties of kale. Fresh arugula, lettuces and herbs arranged in neat rows. It’s a typical Californian vegetable garden — except it’s nine stories off the ground.
From Aspen to Abita Springs, cities are committing to running on 100 percent renewable energy.
A study released by the University of Michigan in May appears to show the city’s economic struggles may have also created positive ecological influences for a portion of Detroit, where researchers found higher bumblebee populations than less-urbanized areas of the state.
Cities can do a lot more to reduce greenhouse gas emissions with state policy behind them.
Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation Thursday that would allow developers to receive up to 50 percent of taxes for up to 20 years to help recuperate the cost of building on the site.
Animals and birds evolve more quickly in urban environments than in remote habitats, Cheltenham science festival is told.
More than a month after the Trump administration purged data tracking climate change from the Environmental Protection Agency’s website, the numbers are going back online in some unexpected places.
Visitors to the Starmus Festival — an annual celebration of science, art and culture that will be held June 17 to 23 in Trondheim, Norway, this year — will be able to breathe deeply and compare city smells, thanks to the creators of a large-scale art installation.
An indicator is a measure of either environmental conditions, in the case of pollution burden indicators, or health and vulnerability factors for population characteristic indicators.
What’s so bad about wetlands? These mucky, sometimes mosquito-ridden landscapes have a bad reputation, but they offer benefits to their neighborhoods too.
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