Retrofitting

Associated Press

Paris by Wheelchair: A Seemingly Impossible Challenge

France is supposed to be implementing a sweeping law similar to the Americans with Disability Act, and the capital is utterly unprepared.

Shutterstock

9 Steps Cities Must Take to Dramatically Cut Carbon Emissions

A very long, very bold to-do list for the next 20 years.

SPUR

Preparing San Francisco for the Next Big One

Report calls for retrofitting buildings to allow people to stay in the city after a major earthquake.

Reuters

Another Reason to Stop Building New Homes: Job Creation

Repairing existing residential buildings produces about 50 percent more jobs than building new ones