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How Thoughtful Landscape Architecture Nourishes the City

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 10.28.2014 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

After decades of suburban sprawl, we're finally on a more urban trend in the US. That's a very good thing, but it's easy to forget as we add more urban development to our cities that we humans are biophilic creatures.

Innovation Earth: Can the Massachusetts Food Waste Ban End Hunger?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 10.06.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

When I first started writing this column, I envisioned covering breakthroughs that could enable us to live sustainably on a world inhabited by 7 billi...

Going Green With Catie Marron

Rana Florida | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

"I think the overwhelmingly enthusiastic response to the High Line is a great example of the value of creative thinking in designing public spaces. So many cities in the world now want to create their own High Lines and are thinking about abandoned spaces in a new way."

Kate Sheppard

Meet One Republican Who's Happy About Obama's New Climate Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Last November, President Barack Obama formed a task force of state and local elected officials to advise his administration how local ...

Conservation From the Last of the Wild to the Least of the Wild

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 06.22.2014 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

Even in our highly unnatural cities, the very human desire to connect with nature has also given rise to countless parks and gardens. When we think of green space in New York City, where I live and work, our mind goes first to Central Park and the New York Botanical Gardens.

Inner Sustainability: A New Concept for Earth Day

Ann Purcell | Posted 06.18.2014 | Green
Ann Purcell

Can we be more sustainable within our own selves, within our consciousness? Just like we may generate too much trash and wasted energy and resources in the outer environment, when we are stressed and tired that is also wasted energy.

Major City Moves Closer To Ban On Plastic Water Bottles

Reuters | Posted 05.05.2014 | Green

By Laila Kearney SAN FRANCISCO, March 4 (Reuters) - San Francisco moved to restrict the sale of plastic water bottles on city property...

Hey Pedestrians, Think Your City Is Walkable?

Posted 02.03.2014 | Green

We all know that walking is the best form of transport in big cities: it's cost-effective and environmentally friendly, and you don't have to worry ab...

Yoli Ouiya

Five Cities Restoring Their Ecosystem Equilibrium

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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?

Man Uses 'Water Bike' To Commute Across San Francisco Bay & Hudson River

Posted 10.06.2013 | Green

It's not an accident that most major metropolises are situated on or near bodies of water. Cities like New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles all boa...

Cities and the Environment

David S. Beckman | Posted 11.27.2013 | Green
David S. Beckman

With billions headed for urban centers in the decades to come, and with cities already home to a majority of the earth's population, the future of cities and our environment are inextricably connected.

The Prosperity/Well-being Conundrum

Jonathan F.P. Rose | Posted 09.19.2013 | Impact
Jonathan F.P. Rose

Is it more important to measure the distribution of income within a city, or the city's level of access to economic opportunity and mobility?

8 Greenest Cities Embracing Alternative Fuel

Posted 12.13.2013 | Green

Every sector of our society is looking for “the next big thing,” that one change or discovery to move our nation forward. For the energy sector, o...

Road Paved With Smog-Eating Concrete Is 'Greenest Street In America'

Posted 04.15.2013 | Chicago

As warm-weather cyclists ready their bikes and the city moves forward with its bike-sharing program, Chicago is continuing to live up to its reputatio...

TV Host Dreams Of A Carbon-Neutral Erie

The Boulder Daily Camera | John Aguilar | Posted 06.14.2013 | Denver

Aaron Harber is best known for conducting TV interviews of high-powered figures from the political, financial and entertainment worlds, including U.S....

Dispatch from Delhi: The Wisdom of Cities

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 05.18.2013 | World
Rick Fedrizzi

I find myself in one of the most amazing cities in the world as I write this. And I'm here, ironically, to talk to the people of this city about, of a...

The Friendliest Cities For... Bikes

The Active Times | Posted 05.17.2013 | Travel
The Active Times

Want a taste of this two-wheeled utopia? Put your pedal power to the test in one of these top 10 bike-friendly cities.

Geoff Cape, Reimagining Cities at Toronto's Evergreen Brick Works

Pro Journo | Posted 05.12.2013 | Impact
Pro Journo

Cities everywhere are being forced to reimagine themselves due to variability in population and climate. The way they do so will have massive consequences for our communities and collective ecological resilience.

Unlikely Allies? Urbanization and Unconventional Oils

Deborah Gordon | Posted 04.15.2013 | Green
Deborah Gordon

From mass transit options to street design to parking provisions, the shape of cities and their transportation systems will help determine oil consumption patterns for billions of people worldwide.

Can Copenhagen Become the World's First Carbon Neutral City?

James Grundvig | Posted 03.24.2013 | Green
James Grundvig

"We believe that carbon neutrality not only benefits the climate, the Copenhageners will gain a lot in terms of increased growth and life quality as well. Cleaner air, less noise and a greener city will give Copenhageners better daily lives and create more jobs."

Compassion Games -- Survival of the Kindest

Duane Elgin | Posted 01.19.2013 | Impact
Duane Elgin

Where The Hunger Games are the imagined price of a failed transition to sustainable prosperity, Compassion Games are the authentic reward for successful transition. May kindness be with you in the game of life!

Eco Etiquette: Can Our Cities Save Us?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 09.10.2012 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. My husband and I are clos...

America's 25 Greenest Cities

Posted 06.19.2012 | Green

Which U.S. cities are the greenest? A new report from Canadian-based media company Corporate Knights ranks the country's greenest cities, with Seattle...

Ten Cities, Ten Projects

Rob Bennett | Posted 07.24.2012 | Green
Rob Bennett

Even with the economy struggling to rebound and cities facing unprecedented pressure to do more with less, this year is shaping up to be a busy one for the green cities movement. And the timing couldn't be better.