In trying to keep our cities sustainable while promoting economic growth, there’s only so much city planners can do. The rest is up to each of us.
Being a Good Green Neighbor Evaluating environmental performance at the neighborhood level can spur thousands into action
Evaluating the sustainability of your neighborhood and community can spur hundreds or thousands of neighbors to take positive steps against climate change and other environmental problems.
Sustainable Solutions to Silicon Valley’s Housing Bubble Building in Overlooked Spaces Is Key to Solving Nation's Craziest Real Estate Market
Building on landfills? Rehabbing Old Buildings? Planning for Greater Density? These are among the sustainable solutions some planners would like to see put in place to solve the housing crisis in Northern California…
Forget the old saying that people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. Now you can live in a “papercrete” house (made from recycled paper and Portland cement) that’s so strong stones won’t make a dent.
In the fall of 1995, a group of architects, environmentalists and builders converged on Atlanta for a symposium on encouraging low-cost green home design in the non-profit sector. "There’s nobody out there really focusing on affordable green housing," says Global Green USA Executive Director Matt Petersen, whose group co-sponsored the conference with Habitat for Humanity, the Department of Energy (DOE) and several private foundations.