• How green is this Apple?

    I've been a dedicated user of Apple products for 20 years—but Tim Cook's assertion that Apple's new headquarters will be the "greenest building on the planet" is absurd. To get a sense of scale of Apple's new Cupertino campus, Josh Arcurio superimposed it on Midtown Manhattan. It takes up 30-plus...Read more
  • An Olive Branch from the Middle East

    While the election is taking up much of the current press, the budget deficit and continually looming government shutdown still continues to be a problem. However, a proposal has been made for our nation’s capital to withstand a cost saving measure - and this one affects all of us, residents and...Read more
  • America’s Urban Future: Lessons from North of the Border

    As the US plans to meet its massive urban challenges, we believe that a comparison with Canada is particularly useful—more so than more widely discussed European models, whose relevance tend to be rather more aspirational than practical.
    Note: This article is part of a collaboration between Island Press and Public Square on a series of articles based on recently published books on subjects related to urbanism. Today is a time of crisis and opportunity for urbanism in the United States. By 2050, the United States will have to find...Read more
  • Map shows how cities and towns can fight climate change

    The impact of the neighborhood on many sources of climate emissions is clearly visible in this University of California research.
    A first-of-its-kind interactive geographic map of carbon emissions was created by the University of California at Berkeley for the San Francisco Bay region, showing in detail how the metro area contributes to climate change. Other interactive maps have been created nationwide showing CO2 emissions...Read more