Storms supercharged by climate change pose a dire threat to river towns. After two catastrophic floods, tiny Ellicott City faces a critical decision: Rebuild, or retreat?
The near-absence of public garbage bins in cities like Tokyo is both a security measure and a reflection of a cultural aversion to littering.
When participants in a study had the option of approving a behavioral “nudge” to clean energy use, their support for a carbon tax dropped.
The most famous space in the city is set to get a pedestrian-friendly redesign that will create the city’s largest garden by 2024.
Instead of focusing on the civilization’s final stages, looking at Mayan adaptations shows how their communities survived for as long as they did.
They might even be greener than electric cars.
Adopted in the 1950s to protect the city’s iconic horse farms, the urban growth boundary of Lexington, Kentucky, no longer seems unassailable.
Florida politicians may expunge an old law that gives Disney World the right to build its own nuclear plant. But they probably don’t need to bother.
After Hurricane María plunged the island off Puerto Rico into darkness, Tesla’s arrival heralded the dawn of a microgrid future. But it wasn’t that easy.
After a criticized first installment, the city's design competition has a wider talent pool and a fairer distribution of commissions to redesign urban sites.
With the population of the distinctive species in decline, cities around the U.S. are trying to add monarch-friendly spaces.
Building solar panels and wind turbines along the U.S.-Mexico border, say scientists, could unite demands for a Green New Deal and stronger border security.
Historically, local zoning codes and land-use laws have enforced segregation. Now, cities are using the same tools to enact environmental justice.
Following a typical Renaissance trend, he began to work out an “ideal city” project, which, due to its excessive costs, would remain unfulfilled.
Jakarta has 10 million people and is sinking faster than any other city in the world. But there are other factors involved in its relocation plan.
By 2030, the city’s large buildings must cut their carbon emissions by 40 percent. Here’s how that can happen.
The Belgian capital is one of the most congested in Europe. But an ambitious suite of street makeovers is pushing traffic outside the central city.
Using technology currently in development, AC units in skyscrapers and homes could get turned into machines that pull carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.
As Western states grapple with drought, Westminster, Colorado, has become a model for its integration of water data into the planning process.
The Vancouver, Washington, activist is among the six 2019 winners of the Goldman Environmental Prize.
Even in the 1800s, painters were meditating on its natural beauty in the face of human exploitation.