Sustainability

A key goal of the Seven50 plan is to ensure that development along the coastal areas is resilient and sustainable.
A horizontal weave brings disparate threads together and creates a fabric—a metaphor for resilience.
We can be thankful that we are in the midst of a golden age for cities, and their vibrant resurgence colors ominous global trends in more optimistic hues.
After Harvey, let's rebuild a city that will last for centuries and support healthy social interaction, in addition to getting people out of harm's way.
The drive-through lifestyle, exported by America and adopted worldwide, is the "operating system for growth" that is a root cause of rising carbon emissions.
The most critical opportunity for urbanists is to step up to the magnitude of the climate challenge.
In their visions of the future, the elite graduate schools of urban planning lately see a new-and-improved suburbia, based on self-driving electric cars, “drone deliveries at your doorstep,” and “teardrop-shaped one-way roads” (I think that means...
The folks who brought us walkable downtowns and transit-oriented development have a new challenge to tackle: climate change.
Market and local government support for new urbanist values is rising and that is changing the planning mindset in many regions.
Sustainability takes many forms on the building and community scale in the Caribbean. Here are keys to places that stand the test of time.
Urbanists can contribute mightily to solving the climate problem—got any plans for the next few decades?
Harvey and Irma point out the need to think deeply about resilience to major storms in the era of climate change.