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
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.
A small urban backyard can become a green oasis with strategic planning and interesting design features.
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?
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.
Political and social discontent continues to grow in North Carolina as the 10th Moral Monday grew to an estimated 3500 people on July 8th 2013. Moral monday is a movement that is organized by civil rights leaders, faith organizations, education leaders, environmental groups and women’s rights advocacy groups who oppose North Carolina’s new extremist legislation.
The Yes Men are brilliant satirical social activists who are adept at political impersonations, hoax interviews and using humor to highlight the absurdity of entrenched destructive corporate influence. The group is now making a documentary entitled: The Yes Men are Revolting. The movie chronicles some of the group’s clever disruptive actions, focusing on impending climate change disasters in store for our planet if we all continue to do nothing.