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After the Obama Speeches: Reflections on Urban Sustainability

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 07.19.2011 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

Could sustainability principles pave the path to peace? President Obama's strategic statements about the Middle East last Thursday (and as clarified ...

Village Green: What Do the World's Most Romantic Cities Have in Common?

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

Some cities that perennially make "ten-most-romantic cities" lists. And people fall in love with them, and in them, in part because they are so conducive to nourishing the human spirit.

Can Chicago Get Out of Its Parking Meter Lease?

Aaron Renn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Aaron Renn

Could Chicago in fact get out of the parking meter deal? Possibly, though it's a long shot. But it's imperative that the next mayor at least take a run at it.

Poll: Most Chicago-Area Residents Living 'Greener'

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

From his bucolic farm on the south side of Naperville, Steve Tiwald can see the imprint of the country's "green movement" on the faces of eager patron...

PHOTOS: 7 Unexpectedly Green Cities

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

When we think of green cities, most of us think of the same perpetual lineup: Portland, Boulder, San Francisco, Seattle, and Burlington. We here at Hu...

Green Rehab in Philly and Kansas City

Paul McRandle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paul McRandle

Too often the green movement has been guilty of catering to those who can afford pricey retrofits and other amenities of an eco-friendly lifestyle whi...

Boulder: We Can't Even Change Our Own Light Bulbs?

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Boulder's energy audit program was designed to get people motivated to make energy-efficient improvements. But follow-up surveys found homeowners didn't make even the smallest recommended changes.

Clean-Tech Jobs: Best Cities

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Clean Edge, a research firm with a focus on the "clean technologies" industry, recently released a report this month on employment in the clean-energy...

Cleveland Aims to Go Green After Years Of Steep Decline

cnbc.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Orchards and vineyards may soon spring from the blight of thousands of abandoned buildings in Cleveland, a city struggling to rise from years of decli...

Help Us Save Laurel Canyon and Mulholland Drive

Paul Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paul Edelman

What is now a refuge for mule deer, hawks, bobcats and other wildlife, can quickly turn into a housing development, if $145,000 is not raised by August 17th.

Why NYC is Not a Top 10 Green City

Dennis Markatos | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dennis Markatos

New York City is making progress toward environmental and climate leadership. But we have a ways to go if we want to ensure a place in top 10 green American cities lists.

Public Transit Use Booming, So Why Is It Struggling?

usnews.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Is your city's public transit suffering? Chances are, yes. Ridership on public transportation nationwide has increased exponentially - and is now a...

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Future Cities

Graham Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Graham Hill

The idea of greening cities is not new, but it may be approaching a renaissance. In the 1970s, the oil crisis unleashed many things, including a visi...

City Living Is Green: Why The Lorax Was Wrong

New York Times, City Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Economist Edward L. Glaeser penned a guest blog for the New York Times about green city living. He points out that people who want a much smaller carb...

Compost in the City

Bridget Moloney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bridget Moloney

In L.A., it is illegal to compost things not generated on site. You would think it wouldn't matter, but people have been fined for it.

Mayors "Get It" on Climate Change

Jonathan Lash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan Lash

Some of the biggest U.S. mega-cities are stepping up in a big way on global warming.

Catching Poop and Scoop Offenders With Doggie DNA

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Karin Kloosterman

With a large database of doggy DNA on file, the city will be able to track and trace offenders who are not picking up their doggie doo. It's a huge problem over here in Israel.

Three Great Cities: Two Great Mayors -- Where Bloomberg and Delanoe Show Leadership, Johnson Shows Only Ignorance

Gavin D. J. Harper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gavin D. J. Harper

Whilst New York and Paris stride ahead in making concrete advances towards a cleaner, greener future, Tory Mayor Boris Johnson's green credentials looking dodgier than a three-dollar bill.

City Mouse, Country Mouse: Who Spends More?

Maura Judkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maura Judkis

If you're searching for a house, the tool could be a good way for you to find the ideal combination of affordability and convenience.

Chicago's Green Side

Planet Green | Sean Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In green circles, Chicago gets cachet for its municipal campaign to slap a green roof on everything from City Hall to Wal-Mart. Then there's the world...

Very Smart Growth

Jared Seeger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jared Seeger

When it comes to choosing places to live, many of us don't seem to listen to our inner monologue.

Top 10 Most Walkable Cities In America

The Daily Green | Brian Clark Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

1. San Francisco, CA The city is known for its stable, relatively mild climate and progressive viewpoints, and 90% of San Francisco residents have a ...

A Historic Opportunity to Improve Our Cities

Jay Walljasper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jay Walljasper

Under the weight of gasoline prices, along with increased costs for heating and cooling suburban homes, today's affluent subdivisions might become tomorrow's slums.

Carbon Footprints By City

WorldChanging.com | Sarah Kuck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

When it comes to decreasing your carbon footprint, it may be better to change your location than to trade in your SUV. Although the more than two-thir...

Carbon Footprints By City

WorldChanging.com | Sarah Kuck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

When it comes to decreasing your carbon footprint, it may be better to change your location than to trade in your SUV. Although the more than two-thir...