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By David Hall / On October 14th, 2016

As cities in America redevelop, they face challenges to citizens’ wellbeing, i.e. gentrification and sustainability concerns.

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By Katharine Sucher / On April 8th, 2016

As we continue to break global heat records and deplete our water resources, the criticism that cities like Phoenix are unsustainable grows louder. Yet Phoenix and other suburban cities—those that developed around the automobile and the single-family...

By Katharine Sucher / On March 4th, 2016

Did you see this week's blog post from The Worldwatch Institute about how urban communities are growing green...

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By Katharine Sucher / On September 25th, 2015

What does religion have to do with the environment? Let John Grim and Mary Evelyn Tucker explain in their must-read book, Ecology and Religion. Grim and Tucker argue that the...

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By Meghan Bartels / On June 5th, 2015

Bottled water in New York City.