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Climate Change This Week: Cool Landscapes, Hot Futures, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.09.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. The Bear Cub Club meets in the Tongass National Forest, which, with the Great Bear...

Sustainable Cities Are Where Human Potential Can Be Realized

Steven Cohen | Posted 02.09.2016 | Impact
Steven Cohen

Economic, technological and cultural forces are moving people out of rural areas and into urban areas. Unfortunately, some of the urban places people are moving to are not only unsustainable, but they are not fit for human habitation.

Before Trump There Was Buddy Cianci

Rhoades Alderson | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
Rhoades Alderson

Vincent "Buddy" Cianci Jr., who served separate, decade-long epochs as mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, each punctuated by a felony conviction, died last week at 74. He lorded over only twenty square miles, but across America political junkies smiled and shook their heads at the news. "F---ing Buddy."

We Must Better Communicate the Health Benefits of Nature

Jared Green | Posted 02.03.2016 | Green
Jared Green

ASLA 2015 Professional General Design Honor Award. Mill River Park and Greenway by OLIN / OLIN, Sahar Coston-Hardy While landscape architects, arbor...

Climate Change This Week: The New Coal, Hot Water, Clean Energy Justice, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.04.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When we harm forests, we harm ourselves. Unique Giraffe Beetle, another bi...

Europe's Most Overlooked Smaller Cities

Thrillist | Posted 02.02.2016 | Travel
Thrillist

By: Barbara Woolsey @barbarawoolsey Credit: Stefano Termanini/Shutterstock If you learned anything from repeated late-night viewings of the movie E...

The 5 Things Smart+Wise Cities Do Differently About Their Slums

Jonathan Hursh | Posted 02.01.2016 | Impact
Jonathan Hursh

They bring their slum citizens along with them into the 21st century so they don't risk being dragged back collectively into the last century. They do it because it's the right thing to do and because they are protecting the future of everyone in the city.

Hilarious Map Proves That Every City Is The Same Damn Place

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 01.29.2016 | Travel

Have you ever noticed that part of town that "used to be cool but is now full of shit bars and drunks," or the "amazing park that's just a bit too far...

Helping NGOs Improve Impact Assessments?

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 01.28.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

In the development sector, giving a clear, quantifiable picture of a program's impact helps beneficiaries and funders ensure that grant money reaches its target, and it also assists foundations, governments, and NGOs in making better funding choices.

Pivoting and Disruption @ VerdeXChange 2016

Joel Epstein | Posted 02.03.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

With two kids in college and one on her way soon enough, I can't afford to go back to school. Besides, I never liked taking exams and sharing my room ...

Climate Change This Week: Solar Job Boom, US Blizzard Gloom, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.27.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Save and regrow tropical forests -- says an expert, as nations continue to curb carbon emissions.

From Davos: Unleashing the Power of Nature in Cities

Mark Tercek | Posted 01.24.2016 | Green
Mark Tercek

We need to unleash the power of nature to help make cities more resilient, livable and ultimately flourishing so both nature and people can thrive.

The Grim Reason Why Less People In San Francisco Struggle With Rent

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.21.2016 | Business

As residents are priced out of big cities like New York and San Francisco, unaffordable rents are quickly rising in some smaller urban areas. A repo...

Climate Change This Week: Future Major Power Disruption, Clean Energy Pays, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.20.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Deforestation is one of the fastest ways that environments are changing dramatically, while climate change is creating vast fast changes on a global scale.

Why Cities Should Invest in Citizenship: Helping Immigrants Achieve Citizenship Yields Major Returns -- and It's the Right Thing to Do

Bob Annibale | Posted 01.13.2016 | New York
Bob Annibale

Cities across the U.S. have a clear role to play in ensuring their immigrant communities have support during the naturalization process by creating programs that break down barriers.

Measuring Impact of Public Programs

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 01.13.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Learn from Johannesburg, South Africa; Abuja, Nigeria; Cali, Colombia; and Mexico City on a variety of actors from non-governmental organizations to universities and privates initiatives that have the capacity to play a major role in measuring impact of public programs.

Climate Change This Week: Climate Chaos, an Energy Revolution, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.11.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

One more reason to save forests: The David Bowie Hunter, a spider newly discovered in the Malaysian highlands in 2015. Forests house fascinating forms of life.

The 5 Most Stunning Cities In The World

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 01.17.2016 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

by Caitlin Morton, Katherine LaGrave, and the Editors of Condé Nast Traveler We seek beauty in many forms: through art and architecture; from ...

It Really Is About Thinking Globally and Acting Locally -- In Cities

Len Brown | Posted 01.08.2016 | World
Len Brown

Like many other global cities, Auckland is facing significant growth pressures, placing high demands on our housing, transport, amenities and the environment. Climate change will magnify these challenges and make it much harder for our citizens to prosper.

Climate Change This Week: Record Hot Christmas, Cozy Cohousing, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.06.2016 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

US Cohousing: A Growing Model For Sustainable Communities are villages that engage in more resource-sharing, efficient use of space, and affordability, and ultimately smart clean renewable energy use.

Ramping Up the Problem Solving Capacity of Cities

James Anderson | Posted 12.31.2015 | Impact
James Anderson

The more than 400 mayors descended upon Paris' Hôtel de Ville to send a strong message during this month's climate talks: Cities have emerged as major drivers of innovation and action in global efforts to confront climate change.

Climate Change This Week: Groundwater Feeds Sea Rise, Community Solar Rises, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.28.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Every day is Earth Day, folks. Making the U.S. a global clean energy leader will ensure a heck of a lot more jobs, and a clean, safe future.

Here's Why It Can Make More Sense to Rent a Car Than Call an Uber or Lyft

Map Happy | Posted 12.24.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

It's not that cheap. Especially when it's completely possible to rent a car for less than $10 per day. (Granted, this car doesn't have any power windows...)

Swift Action Needed: Day of Reckoning for States Is Near

Bob Williams | Posted 12.23.2015 | Politics
Bob Williams

Each year the Government Accountability Office (GAO) publishes its outlook on the fiscal health of state and local governments, as compared to the nat...

12 Neighborhoods Across America That Are About to Blow Up

Thrillist | Posted 12.27.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

By: Matt Meltzer Credit: Dan Gentile/Thrillist It's about time we retired the phrase "The Brooklyn" of anywhere, right? First, because most pe...