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Urban Sustainability

From Paris to the Streets: Cities Lead in Implementing Global Climate Action

Eduardo Paes | Posted 04.22.2016 | Home
Eduardo Paes

Last year, city leaders stood at Hotel de Ville in Paris to fight for the same goal: to keep global temperature rise below 2°C.

The Greening of a Suburban Downtown

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 02.28.2015 | Home
F. Kaid Benfield

If planners for Bethesda, Maryland fully realize a conceptual vision now being offered to community leaders and the public, the once-quiet but now-bustling suburb's downtown could become a nationally relevant example of urban sustainability.

Innovation Earth: The Next Green Tech Town

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 12.22.2014 | Home
Jennifer Grayson

More than 300,000 people may have marched in Manhattan last month for a worldwide climate call-to-arms, but evidently we can't even get it together at...

Charter School Transcends Demographics and Resurrects Health

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 04.09.2013 | Home
Linda Novick O'Keefe

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with the Academy for Global Citizenship's Sarah Elizabeth Ippel - the core of her amazing efforts have developed into a learning lab for broader systemic change in the community.

Mayor Tommy Battle Building a Sustainability Generation

Susanna Murley | Posted 06.19.2012 | Home
Susanna Murley

One of the key areas where cities can promote sustainability is on the streets. By narrowing roadways and increasing the width of sidewalks, they can encourage more walking, higher population density as well as slow down vehicle traffic and generally make their streets more friendly to multiple types of users.

Mike Bloomberg's Impressive Sustainability Record

Steven Cohen | Posted 02.04.2012 | Home
Steven Cohen

One of his greatest lasting legacies as mayor will be the integration of environmental protection and economic development. Michael Bloomberg is New York's first sustainability mayor.

Your Green LA Weekend: The Evo Designer Showcase

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jennifer Grayson

The Evo Designer Showcase features five apartments custom-decorated by five amazing designers, including eco-designer Daniel Vandenbark, in LA's only LEED Silver-certified high-rise.