A retrofit in suburban Lancaster, California, shows us the many benefits of street redesigns.
A new rise of suburban sprawl, getting serious about climate change and more.
A personal, eclectic list.
Can the good work of the Green Impact Zone be sustained once federal funds run out?
The agency has an impressive record of supporting smarter community planning.
A food store in Vermont, rezoning in Portsmouth, and five other neat efforts.
There are some significant but realistic planning ideas making the rounds, with acute sensitivity to the islands’ special culture.
This developer has done more than almost anyone else to promote green affordable housing.
The Catalan city is leading the way.
The city's greenest asset – its subway system – also became its greatest weakness this week.
Which areas have the most bikers, the most walkers, and the most public transit riders?
File under things that make you feel good.
A low-income community in Boston taps homegrown business leaders for a brighter future.
The Indian city is setting itself up as a model for how struggling cities can better handle waste disposal.
Researchers at Arizona State University have created software that tracks carbon dioxide emissions of whole cities, down to individual buildings and roadways.
A Chicago group is fighting storm water pollution and heat islands by offering rebates to people who buy trees or rain barrels.
A proposal imagines 300,000 housing units built into six hyper-energy efficient domes.
A landmark 2008 land use law has led to more sustainable communities.
Long popular in Europe, these designs are gaining a foothold in America and beyond.