29 Sep 2015

The New Tool Helping Cities Build Sustainably

Before constructing new infrastructure, government agencies are starting to evaluate projects’ potential economic, environmental and

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15 Sep 2015

Think Cities Make You Smart? Think Again. If You Can.

Metropolitan cities continue to swell across the U.S. as millions flock to densely populated regions

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07 Sep 2015

How Earth Will Evolve 10,000 Years From Now

Climate change means the end of our world, but the beginning of another—one with a

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27 Aug 2015

How Can We Live Within The Means Of Our Planet?

We are used to hearing that if everyone lived in the same way as North

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27 Aug 2015

Life On The Slow Lanes In The U.S.

Traffic congestion nationally reached a new peak last year and is greater than ever before,

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19 Aug 2015

8 Inspiring Ascensions Through Nature

Generally speaking, when humans go mucking about in nature, installing fences, signs, and observation towers

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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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22 Jul 2015

What Really Happens To All That Stuff You Recycle

In many municipalities around the country, the days of sorting your recyclables for curbside pickup

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21 Jul 2015

Where We Should And Shouldn’t Build Roads In The Future

“Road Map” shows where economic benefits from roads are as high as the danger they

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20 Jul 2015

Why Divesting Fossil Fuels Should Begin With Government To Succeed

Oslo’s move to sell its stocks in coal companies sets a precedent – but the

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18 Jul 2015

19 Foods You Can Regrow From Scraps

Want to take your commitment to local foods to the next level? Look no further

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25 Jun 2015

Why Using Straw For Housing Material Makes Sense

Straw is cheap, good for the environment and an excellent insulator. So why don’t we

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15 Jun 2015

Get Yourself Fit In These 10 Cities

Samir Becic 4 times Number 1 Fitness Trainer in the world and his Health Fitness

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13 Jun 2015

How Warsaw’s District Heating System Keeps The City Clean

The almost complete destruction of the Polish capital during the second world war allowed for

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10 Jun 2015

How A Giant Windwheel Turbine Can Be Your New Home

Instead of tilting at windmills, how about living in one? The Dutch Windwheel is a

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10 Jun 2015

The Proof Is In The Clouds

In a few weeks, you may get to see evidence the atmosphere is changing —

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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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03 Jun 2015

America’s Greenest Cities

“Being green isn’t just smart — it might even make you gorgeous.” Irene Lane, founder

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01 Jun 2015

World’s First Tidal Lagoon For Generating Clean Electricity

The Swansea project’s plan to reopen a quarry in Cornwall angers locals there – having

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30 May 2015

51 Breakthrough Technologies To Defeat Poverty

Simple technologies like Kenya’s M-Pesa mobile money system can have a huge impact in the

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26 May 2015

Heat Wave In India Kills Over 500 People

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Soaring temperatures have gripped parts of southern and northern

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26 May 2015

Using Low-Emission Zones To Improve Health In Cities

In May 2007, the Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, announced that the city would be

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18 May 2015

Urban Sprawl Reversal In The Future

Did you know crowded cities take up only 2% of the earth’s surface, but generate

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11 May 2015

CO2 On A New World Record High

  The monthly global average concentration of carbon dioxide just broke 400 parts per million

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23 Apr 2015

The Mystery Of Asia’s Pollution Haze

A haze has periodically wafted over South-east Asia for 20 years. But despite rising public

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22 Apr 2015

Cooler Cities With Electric Vehicles

EVs are not only greener, they also could alleviate sweltering city summers. Conventional cars produce

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22 Apr 2015

Suffocating Under The Dome Of China’s Air Pollution

A film criticising Beijing’s pollution record has logged millions of views, and the government now

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22 Apr 2015

Doing The Biggest Ocean Cleanup In History

“Once there was the Stone Age, then the Bronze Age, and now we are in

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20 Apr 2015

The Dystopian Lake Filled By The World’s Tech Lust

Hidden in an unknown corner of Inner Mongolia is a toxic, nightmarish lake created by

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18 Apr 2015

When Humans Started To Rule The Planet

A new study argues it happened all the way back when we invented farming. Signs

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18 Apr 2015

Can A City Become Too Big?

The number of megacities has been increasing so rapidly in the last few decades that

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18 Apr 2015

LA’s pLAn : From Smog & Sprawl To A Green Sustainable City

Los Angeles is known around the world as the home of Hollywood stars, sunny beaches

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13 Apr 2015

Where Is The World’s Greenest City?

Bristol is the ‘green capital’ of Europe, but its predecessor Copenhagen comes top in a

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13 Apr 2015

Welcome Spring With This Psychedelic Map Of The U.S. In Bloom

Maps from the U.S. Forest Service show signs of the season across America’sforests, fields, and

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11 Apr 2015

Smart Is As Smart Does. Stupid Just Does Nothing.

There’s community and there’s commuting. Let’s not confuse the two. With the population growing and

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09 Apr 2015

Grow Calgary : Community Urban Farm

Grow Calgary is an urban farm located close to Canada Olympic Park. This year, they

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07 Apr 2015

Landscape Essential For Healthier Cities

The state of the nation’s health is rarely out of the news, and much has

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07 Apr 2015

Planning Healthy Cities, A British Approach

The trend for urban populations to be healthier than their rural counterparts is known as

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06 Apr 2015

OurCycle LA Turns E-Waste Into Societal Gain

Nearly 10,000 computers will be either refurbished for use in disadvantaged neighbourhoods or recycled as

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01 Apr 2015

Green Rooftops From Toronto, To Switzerland, Melbourne, France, And Beyond

Every little bit counts when it comes to caring for the environment. Reusing, recycling, and

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20 Mar 2015

The Value Of Nature In Cities

Nature and cities can live together successfully – if we pursue a long-term vision that

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17 Mar 2015

The Best Technology For Fighting Climate Change? Trees

Between now and 2050, forests are one of our “most promising” geo-engineering tools. When people

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17 Mar 2015

Want Your City To Thrive? Look To Its Trees

Communities like Culver City, California, are focusing on urban forest plans to help protect a

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16 Mar 2015

Making Darkness Visible

“Rather than looking to turn night into day, we should embrace the darkness.” Today’s 24/7

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11 Mar 2015

The Most Water-Stressed Cities In The World

One out of every four cities in the world experiences “water stress,” a phenomenon that

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04 Mar 2015

How Can We Make Cities Quieter?

Noise is bad for our health. It is also endemic to city life. Designers to

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03 Mar 2015

A Polluted Canal In Berlin Could Transform Into The World’s Largest Swimming Pool

Germans could soon recapture an idyllic part of old city life: Being able to jump

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25 Feb 2015

The Floating Gardens Of Uppsala

The Swedish city debuted its buoyant pocket park as a way to promote urban farming.

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24 Feb 2015

Science For Designers: The Meaning Of Complexity

Today’s designers seem to love using new ideas coming from science. They embrace them as

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