08 Jun 2017

As Trump Dumps Paris Accord, U.S Cities Must Now Take Its Own Lead

Build dense. Build near transit. Rinse and repeat. President Trump’s decision to pull out of

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06 Apr 2017

How The World’s First Cities Got Started

A 12,000-year-old “Stonehenge on steroids” transformed nomadic humans into members of complex societies. When the

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21 Feb 2017

How Much It Really Costs You To Drive To Work

With more and more workers moving to the cities, megaregions are expanding, and as they

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20 Feb 2017

The Top 5 US States Who Gives A Damn About Our Planet

Across the nation, Americans are going green – and they’re heading online for more information.

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14 Dec 2016

8 Amazing Places You Can Visit ‘Mars’ on Earth

From the ends of the Earth to its subterranean depths, lavanauts, desertnauts, cavenauts, and aquanauts

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23 Sep 2016

America’s Top 11 Autumn Getaways You Must Not Miss

Autumn is here and winter is not far behind. This transition is often seen as

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05 Jul 2016

Promote Walking For Health? How About For Whimsical Fun?

In Covington, Kentucky, local businesses and design teams collaborated on quirky installations that take up

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15 Jun 2016

Stop Detaching A City’s Life & Fate With The Planet’s

Back in the 1960s, the influential urban planner and journalist Jane Jacobs put American cities

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30 May 2016

Sci-Fi Cities & Mega Cities Of The Future, As Imagined Or Not?

Will we live in buildings made out of waste, heavily surveilled smart cities, or maybe

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12 May 2016

While We Fear The End, These Scientists Live The End Everyday

The scientists at the National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center model cyberattacks, global pandemics, and

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09 May 2016

Stop Blaming Meat For Climate Change

Farming livestock – cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and chickens – contributes around 6 billion tonnes

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03 May 2016

Can Australia’s Climate Change Mission Be Saved With Farming?

Australia’s agricultural lands help to feed about 60 million people worldwide, and also support tens of

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22 Apr 2016

Why We Earth Day: Then. Now. Future.

Earth Day is an annual celebration that honors the achievements of the environmental movement and

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06 Apr 2016

America Is So Wasteful, Time To Use It To Its Advantage

A few cities are using leftovers to power buses and buildings. Americans funnel 40 percent

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28 Mar 2016

A First Look Into Our Future With Urban Forestry

We know intuitively that we need trees in our cities. They enhance the public realm,

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13 Jan 2016

You Need A New Relationship With Urban Noise

You know the drill – walking through the city alone you have your headphones on,

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07 Jan 2016

How To Turn Bland Infra To Something Beautifully Good

Infrastructure can be wielded as a means of promoting the common good or as an

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06 Jan 2016

How To Light Cities In The Future Without Ruining It

From the medieval candle to phosphorescent trees and glow-in-the-dark concrete, Daryl Mersom charts the trajectory

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05 Jan 2016

Why Cities Rise Fast And Falls Faster

Combined challenge of climate change and population growth puts premium on rapid urbanisation ‘in a

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05 Jan 2016

It Is Obvious! Climate Change Needs Broadest Collaboration

To achieve the kind of environmentally sustainable future we will want our grandchildren to inherit,

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29 Dec 2015

How Chile’s Solar Ambition Begins Sky High

Towering 200 metres above the desert, the Atacama 1 will harvest the sun’s energy from

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17 Dec 2015

How To Pioneer Efficient And Sustainable Community Living

For most of human history, we’ve lived in groups a lot larger than our family

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16 Dec 2015

Want To Build Better Cities? Get Involved In Rail Projects

Our cities are slowing down. Traffic speeds have slowed in the world’s cities for 30

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08 Dec 2015

Why Climate Change Really Is In Our Hands, Not Politicians

It’s now almost certain that 2015 will be the warmest year ever recorded. However, rather

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24 Nov 2015

How Can Climate Talks In Paris Impact The Rest Of Us

Drought has been deadly for indigenous people in Colombia’s desert peninsula, underscoring a global crisis:

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23 Nov 2015

Why Greenland’s People Will Pioneer A New Way Of Life

Greenland’s hunters are facing a threat to centuries of tradition. Albert Lukassen’s world is melting

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29 Oct 2015

Why Small And Simple Is Key To Flood Resilience

How should cities respond to the threat of flooding? I think sometimes small, simple interventions

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21 Oct 2015

What A City Would Look Like If It Were Designed For Only Bikes (No Cars Allowed!)

Coasting down from your apartment on your personal bike ramp will be so fun. The

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21 Oct 2015

Where To See The Spectacular Autumn Colours Around The World

Everyone knows New England is the place to head for spectacular displays of autumn foliage,

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16 Sep 2015

Before-And-After Photo Of The World’s Best Street Designs

As a remarkable new photo archive of urban transformations shows, making city streets more user-friendly

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14 Sep 2015

Who Will Suffer Most From Climate Change? (Hint: Not You)

A few years ago Melinda and I visited with a group of rice farmers in

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08 Sep 2015

10 Most Beautiful Views In Ireland

With its windswept countryside and striking coastal cliffs, it’s no secret that the Emerald Isle

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31 Aug 2015

An Alarming Glimpse Into Unbridled Urban Development

British photographer Marcus Lyon creates apocalyptic images of what cities might look like if left

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28 Jul 2015

Why Are We Not Making The Most Of Buildings In Cities?

Urban residents around the world have different daily routines, but they share something in common

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27 Jul 2015

The Most Walkable Cities In Texas

When it comes to walkable cities, Texas tends to get a failing grade. It’s well-deserved:

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24 Jul 2015

How Future Cities May Look More Like Natural Forest And Why It Matters

With its broad strokes of thinking and long-term implementation, urban planning isn’t the most exciting

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17 Jul 2015

Why We Are Losing Time In Saving The Oceans From Climate Change

Until recently, you might be forgiven for thinking that the oceans were a trivial component

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14 Jul 2015

Who And What Are The Root Cause Of Climate Change

As the world gears up for a crucial climate summit in Paris this December, a

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14 Jul 2015

How To Create A Sustainable Community With Public Works

Communities both big and small are having a sustainable makeover in order to reduce energy

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03 Jul 2015

DIY Guide : How To Build A City From Scratch

From Songdo, South Korea to Lavasa, India via Egypt’s unnamed new capital, everywhere you look

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18 Jun 2015

Building Infrastructure That Cleans The Air

Barcelona is building a traffic bridge out of pollution-neutralizing concrete. Chicago has paved a road

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09 Jun 2015

A City Where Garbage Is Not

In San Francisco, when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade—as long as the lemons

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08 Jun 2015

The 9 Limits Of Our Planet & How We’ve Raced Past 4 Of Them

Johan Rockström says humanity has already raced past four of the nine boundaries keeping our

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04 Jun 2015

The Connection Between City Trees And Income Inequality

A new study finds a strong correlation between income level and canopy cover. But the

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04 Jun 2015

Can Visionary Design Renew City Living

By the middle of this century, our cities are likely to be hotter, experience more

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02 Jun 2015

How Your City Is Solving Global Warming

Cities may only occupy about 2% of the world’s habitable land, but they are big

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30 May 2015

How Can We Prepare For Multi-Hazards?

Natural and man-made disasters can strike simultaneously. So is it possible to be totally prepared

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29 May 2015

How To Create A City That Already Exists

In Europe 80% of the population lives in cities. The analysis of the economic, social,

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19 May 2015

The Best Active Designs That Help People Live Healthier Lives

Design influences our health and quality of life, for better or worse and in ways

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14 May 2015

Triumph Of The Public Space In Copenhagen

Copenhagen is often praised for its commitment to cycling and infrastructure. With 41% of all

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