Sustainability

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More than just a utility, Louisville Water Company Is a Civic Treasure.
After 12 days of walking the Portuguese Camino, the importance of many urban planning and development concepts—from the urban-to-rural Transect to balanced growth—became abundantly clear.
Cities offer breakthrough potential for immediate and effective action on the impacts of greenhouse gas emissions and a hotter world, according to a new book, The Urban Fix.
Let’s embrace and empower the collective skill in producing beautiful and well-adapted habitat, which is evident throughout human history.
In Mendoza, Argentina, ancient acequias provide a green design element that transforms the city and has passed the test of time.
A CNU Legacy Project explores the potential of an underutilized creek corridor that runs through more than dozen neighborhoods in Louisville, Kentucky.
Reining in sprawl is still the most important first step in transitioning to a more benign kind of settlement, and more responsible planning. Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is only one of many benefits—but it is a significant one.
A city's density of habitation is a powerful tool to make a city more efficient. Here's how the most innovative cities are using it to fight climate change.
How urbanism could help to solve problems like the Paradise disaster.
Pattern retrofit is a necessary step to reforming dysfunctional metropolises impacted by global capital. This is part 1 of a series.
As cities around the world are enveloped in sprawl, its health and sustainability problems are going global.
After taking a back seat to urban revival for a decade or more, American suburbs are once again in the driver's seat of growth. Can they be built sustainably?