Sustainability

Harvey and Irma point out the need to think deeply about resilience to major storms in the era of climate change.
Plan NoBe in the North Beach neighborhood of Miami Beach sets the stage for higher construction standards to withstand sea-level rise—while strengthening defenses like sea walls, mangrove islands, and barrier beaches.
Citizens have a chance to go beyond business-as-usual to achieve a higher potential through recovery from the historic 2017 hurricane season.
A leaner, lighter approach to infrastucture is more cost-effective, sustainable, and livable—an idea worth considering for America in National Infrastructure Week.
If our approach to environmentalism should be "new," so too should our approach to urbanism.
The trend toward complete communities shapes the debate on sustainability and environmentalism, and vice-versa.
As a strategy, it’s local, less controversial and far more manageable, with actionable steps that give quick, tangible feedback while simultaneously addressing climate change.
Trees should be planted either in swales (on primarily residentail streets) or in tree wells (on Main Streets). Do not listen to “urban foresters,” who insist that trees must be planted in landscape beds large enough for their mature drip lines.
Urbanism will play a key role in a choice between an “age of human capital” and an age of depletion and division.
New recognition of the health and safety benefits of parks is changing how the public and leaders view green spaces.
In the Pearl District, a place designed for human movement and a model of affordable urban renaissance, miscreants with bricks and bats fueled Donald Trump’s incendiary charge that our “inner cities are in crisis.”
The resort town in the Florida Panhandle is best known for being compact, walkable and diverse in uses and places, but Seaside has also become known as one of the first environmentally designed new towns.