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By Timothy Beatley / On July 2nd, 2012

It is fitting that I am here in Vitoria-Gasteiz, the capital of the Basque country of Spain, on the occasion of the launch of our new edited book Green Cities of Europe...

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By Jason Leppig / On June 29th, 2012

Love cities? Then we've got a deal for you! Get over to any e-book retailer and pick up our second E-ssential, Bedside Essays for Lovers (of Cities...


By Timothy Beatley / On June 8th, 2012

You'll find some inspiration for your city in this new book by Tim Beatley and this week's selection for #forewordFriday. Enjoy!

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By James S. Russell / On July 19th, 2011

I was in Salt Lake City some time ago and was advised sotto voce that it would be unwise to voice a certain term. In Kansas it’s just not done either, a local explained. Bruce Katz, who heads the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institute no...

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By James S. Russell / On June 7th, 2011

The High Line, a hairline of greenery running 22 blocks atop a nearly forgotten railroad viaduct, has improbably become a global phenomenon. Threading its way between factories tangled with water...

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By Admin / On July 20th, 2010

Peter Harnik discusses ideas from his new book Urban Green: Innovate Parks for Resurgent Cities on the...

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By Peter Newman / On February 17th, 2009

Cities and regions will move from linear to circular or closed-looped systems, where substantial amounts of their energy and material needs are provided from waste streams. Eco-efficient cities will reduce their ecological footprint by reducing...