How two communities came together to design more sustainable neighborhoods.
They often lack the authority they need to get things done.
A 6.5-acre, nature-inspired space opens as part of the city's riverfront revitalization plan.
Already, 1.2 million square feet of green space have been added to the city.
Smart growth policies are important, but they're not enough.
A focus on placemaking can drive the green movement.
Cities need higher densities, but they also need green space.
Right now, the National Mall resembles nothing so much as an empty high school football field. But it could be much, much better.
A video on what causes congestion, and how to fix it.
These statistics offer fresh insights into the importance of walking.
The region has a bad smart growth record. But a new sustainable communities strategy just might change all that.
These films offer fresh insights into urban living.
The struggle to preserve the neighborhood's unique character in the face of development.
The Sustainable Native Communities thinks so.
Small is in, buying is (maybe) out, and smart growth is here to stay.
Twice the size of the Mall of America, it has an Arc de Triomphe and a 1.3-mile canal with gondolas. But no one wants to come.
They aren't going away, but we can at least limit their harm.
Five charts can explain what the diabetes epidemic has to do with our current urban planning.
A video breaks down what cities can do to make their residents fitter.