Multiple factors –social, economic, environmental, and cultural — feed and support each other for eco-city citizens to feel satisfied.
The traditional knowledge and practices of indigenous peoples can make a significant contribution to sustainable development in our cities and areas of sprawl.
These are not your grandmother’s botanical gardens. Urban green spaces are now hubs for physical activity, concerts, mazes, hiking, scientific inquiry, and, oh, yes, the study of flora, albeit interactively.
Urban sprawl isn’t new. It started in the U.S. when affordable suburban housing created an exodus from many cities. But with sprawl comes an increase in carbon dioxide emissions.
A new study from Nature argues that urban regional planning will be necessary to absorb a 1.1 billion person population growth by the year 2030
Here at Ecolocalizer, we love to help you live greener and healthier, make your community more resilient, and improve lives. It’s a job we love! Living green means many things, like buying locally grown food, exploring alternative transportation, visiting ecotourism destinations, and so much more. But it really should begin in the home–that’s where we spend […]
Urban children need to eat more fruits and vegetables. Many programs around the world try to inspire urban kids to eat green.
Rhode Island’s Green Economy Bond will be on the November ballot. Voters will decide if further funding to enhance an urban/ rural balance is worth the investment.
Urban spaces often inspire citizens to seek better lives. Sait Tuzel, a Turkish scholar, used digital and media literacy to teach language arts. He’s been in prison as a result since August 2016.
A small urban backyard can become a green oasis with strategic planning and interesting design features.
Without access to digital tools, many Philadelphians couldn’t participate in a local bikeshare program. A program to boost digital literacy changed that.
Hip-hop is a multi-billion dollar industry with roots in poor urban planning. So says Hip Hop and Architecture scholar Michael Ford.
Many solar farm designers didn’t plan for the high grasses that would grow up and block precious sunlight from solar panels. The solution? Solar sheep! Here’s an eco-business that’s new, different, and in demand.
The Rio 2016 closing ceremonies are over. But is Brazil’s Special Committee on the Environment ready to close its books on its Green Games initiatives?
If you have only a small exterior space for growing plants and flowers, why not try a vertical garden?
Environmental literacy programs often target urban kids to inspire connections to the natural world.
The debate is on! Will Tesla’s Model S Autopilot usher in an era where commuting is easy and public transit loses its appeal? Does Tesla’s Autopilot feature contribute to urban sprawl?
What can a bunch of grad students do to try to combat urban sprawl? We’ll find out as the entries for The Geneva Challenge arrive on July 31, 2016.
If you imagine a green city, you might not first think of Houston, Texas, but according to a green building index, over half of the commercial square footage there has an EPA Energy Star or LEED rating. In fact, Houston has ranked as high as number 3 in the US for LEED-certified commercial space. “Since Houston is the […]