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By Admin / On September 7th, 2012

The environmental justice movement is closely tied to urban planning and development. But, while planners and urban designers have made great strides in embracing the sustainability movement, social justice issues have not been getting the same attention...

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By Michael Branch / On August 15th, 2012

There’s nothing wrong with my old dog, except that she is unlucky thirteen years old, never recovered fully from a coyote attack, refuses to hike more than a few miles at a time, and snoozes while jackrabbits clearcut my gardens. Add to this that we have...

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By Admin / On August 10th, 2012

When we think of green building, we tend to picture new construction. But Robert A. Young argues that the greenest building is often the one that has already been built. Jump into...

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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...

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By Admin / On June 22nd, 2012

Can beauty save the planet? Yes, if we are as smart about how things look as we are about how they work, believes architect and designer Lance Hosey, author of The Shape of...

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By Admin / On June 21st, 2012

Lance Hosey is President and CEO of GreenBlue and author of The Shape of Green. Island Press:  ...

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By Donald Elliott / On June 15th, 2012

Americans have a love-hate relationship with zoning. When we need a permit to do something new with our land or buildings it seems like a bureaucratic maze that takes far too long to navigate. But when our neighbor wants to do something new and...

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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 Darrin Nordahl / On June 1st, 2012

Austin’s streetcar proposal has been burning up the transit headlines recently, and for good reason. After years of planning, the first leg of the route has finally come into focus, ready for approval. But there is contention. Not so much with the route...

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