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Sustainable Cities

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...

The Missing Ingredient in UN's 2030 Global Goals

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 01.26.2016 | World
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

The SDGs and the Paris climate agreement are clearly interconnected and any effort to tackle one without immediate consideration of the other will do serious disservice to both.

The Only Way Millennials Can Afford To Live In Big Cities

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.12.2016 | Business

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How An Architect Imagines The Future Of Sustainable Cities

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 12.31.2015 | Science

If you think of the city of the future as being filled with impossibly tall skyscrapers, think again. Instead, we could one day become people of ...

Cheap Rent Or A Good Neighborhood: Sorry, You Probably Can't Have Both

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 12.18.2015 | Business

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How Cyclists Are Causing Cities Worldwide To Rethink Bike Safety

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 12.08.2015 | Impact

Calling from a hotel room in San Francisco last week, Swedish filmmaker Fredrik Gertten marveled at the swell of bikers he'd seen that morning while ...

3 Strategies To Make Cities Stronger Against Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 12.02.2015 | Politics

It's tempting to write that, like politics, all pollution is local. After all, we experience the effects of smog in our lungs or fouled water in our b...

NYC Is Completely Unaffordable, But New Yorkers Are In Denial

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.20.2015 | Impact

Here’s more evidence that New York City is unaffordable for most people -- but that they'll probably keep living there anyway. Just over half o...

People Fighting For A Sustainable Future Have A Powerful New Tool

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 11.13.2015 | Technology

Satellite images are helping humanity better understand our changing world. It's never been easier to access recent pictures of the changing face of ...

These Families Fought Foreclosure And Beat A Broken System

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.03.2015 | Impact

DETROIT -- Tynetta Sneed, 32, had been settled for years in a modest white bungalow, down the street from her mom and brother, when she got a notice ...

Oslo To Ban Private Cars From City Center By 2019

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 10.20.2015 | World

Norway’s capital will ban cars from the city center within four years, part of a plan Oslo politicians announced Monday that calls for dra...

Can Your City Commit to 100-Percent Renewable Energy?

XPRIZE | Posted 06.04.2015 | Green

Cities around the world are rushing to commit to running on 100-percent renewable energy as soon as possible. It may be a great idea, but can a major metropolis actually achieve the goal? We'll find out by watching Vancouver in British Columbia, where the city council voted in March to go 100-percent renewable by about 2030.

How To Create Sustainable, Pulsating Cities of rhe Future

Gerhard Schmitt | Posted 05.11.2015 | World
Gerhard Schmitt

SHENZHEN -- Today's cities are not sustainable, no matter how we look at them. Here is an optimistic look at how we can turn challenges into opportunities, and create pulsating future cities.

Mass Urbanization Could Save the Environment If We Do it Right

Ruth DeFries | Posted 03.14.2015 | World
Ruth DeFries

The opportunities are immense for our urban existence to benefit the planet. Re-wilded places can filter water, store carbon, provide homes for other species and carry out the multitude of other benefits that nature provides. They can provide solace from urban life and places to recreate.

World Urban Forum Highlights Opportunities for Sustainable Cities

Manish Bapna | Posted 06.09.2014 | Green
Manish Bapna

The reality is that well-designed cities can generate jobs, innovation, and economic growth for all. But when designed poorly -- with too much sprawl, waste, and inefficiency -- they can divide cities and exacerbate pollution, inequality, and political instability.

Learning Los Angeles: Andy Lipkis on Making our Cities More Like Forests, Part Two

Julia Wasson | Posted 05.24.2014 | Los Angeles
Julia Wasson

Part Two: Interview with Andy Lipkis, founder of TreePeople, on urban forests and watersheds, and how individuals can make a difference for good.

Learning Los Angeles: Andy Lipkis on Making Our Cities More Like Forests

Julia Wasson | Posted 05.19.2014 | Los Angeles
Julia Wasson

Andy's drive to repair the smog-damaged woods of the local mountains became a 40-year passion for addressing pollution, drought, and global warming through systems that mimic natural forests.

Yoli Ouiya

Five Cities Restoring Their Ecosystem Equilibrium | Yoli Ouiya | Posted 01.27.2014 | Black Voices

Sustainable cities are on the rise and with good reason. Due to the rapid growth in population, there is an increase in demand for all resources, espe...

7 Environment and Development Stories to Watch in 2014

Dr. Andrew Steer | Posted 03.24.2014 | Green
Dr. Andrew Steer

All years are important, but decisions made in 2014 will have a striking impact for decades to come. Here are seven potential game-changers.

Innovation Earth: This Could Be 'The Future Of Urban Transportation'

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 03.16.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

By 2050, seven out of every 10 people living on Earth will call themselves an urbanite. So how will we navigate the throng?

The Algorithmic City

Rand Hindi | Posted 06.23.2013 | Impact
Rand Hindi

Unfortunately, we cannot just take down cities and rebuild them, add more capacity in public transports, or create more physical space. The only thing we can do is become better at how we manage them. And the way we do it is simply by predicting what will happen.

Sustainable Cities in Pakistan -- A Dream in the "New Normal"

Asif Iqbal | Posted 06.03.2012 | Green
Asif Iqbal

Despite our small contribution to global environmental pollution, Pakistan stands as one of the most vulnerable countries to global warming.

WATCH: Floating Cities Could Be A Reality Within Decades

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 03.19.2012 | Technology

It's hard to imagine, but it's not just a pipe dream. In fact, a think-tank out of California believes we could have thriving floating societies on th...

How Did The Dutch Pave The Way For Bike Paths?

Posted 01.03.2012 | Green

From Shea Gunther and Mother Nature Network: I'm fascinated by the bike culture of Amsterdam. It's part of an larger transportation city network th...

How Do You Build A Truly Green City?

Andrew Ross | Posted 01.23.2012 | Books
Andrew Ross

Every U.S. city is rushing to adopt a sustainability plan, but urban policymakers need to make sure these programs are genuinely inclusive.