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By Katharine Sucher / On March 18th, 2016

In 2005, following two decades of professional accolades, Margie Ruddick created a new kind of garden that landed her in court. Through selective mowing, planting, pruning, and frequently doing no...

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 February 26th, 2016

With Chasing the Red Queen, Andy Dyer offers the first book to apply the Red Queen Hypothesis to agriculture. He illustrates...

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By Katharine Sucher / On February 19th, 2016

How do we shape our urban landscapes so that both nature and humans thrive? In the age of climate change, we must think creatively about how to design resilient landscapes. In Human Ecology:...

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By Katharine Sucher / On February 12th, 2016

Americans are increasingly demanding more walkable and transit-friendly neighborhoods that provide a higher quality of living. Despite pockets of revitalization, however, most US metros continue to follow old patterns of sprawl and central city decline. 

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By Katharine Sucher / On February 5th, 2016

How long should a leaf live? When should blueberries ripen? What should a clever moose eat?

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By Katharine Sucher / On January 29th, 2016

In Urban Acupuncture, architect and urbanist Jaime Lerner celebrates “pinpricks” of urbanism—projects, people, and...

Photo Credit: Glen Canyon Dam and Colorado River - Page, Arizona by Flickr.com user Jim Trodel

By Katharine Sucher / On January 22nd, 2016

Have you heard all the buzz? From reviews in Wall Street Journal to interviews in ...

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By Katharine Sucher / On January 15th, 2016

Did you catch Lucy Moore's blog post about the Bundy brothers last week? Since the late 1980s, Lucy has worked as a mediator, facilitator, trainer and...

By Katharine Sucher / On January 7th, 2016

A clear grasp of economics is essential to understanding why environmental problems arise and how we can address them. So it is with good reason that Markets and the Environment...

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