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By Timothy Beatley / On February 25th, 2011

Watch Timothy Beatley speak on green urbanism and Biophilic Cities at the...

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By Admin / On February 16th, 2011

How can the design of cities address the challenge of climate change? Patrick Condon, author of Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities, presents simple...

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By R. Edward Grumbine / On November 3rd, 2010

The Bamboo Temple is one of the major Buddhist shrines in Kunming. Built in the 13th century, restored in 1890, and is set high above the city surrounded by native forest and plantation. The temple is well cared for unlike some I have visited in China....

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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 George M. Woodwell / On August 14th, 2009

Today we watched the assembly and installation of the thirty-foot blades of a 100 KW wind turbine on the 10 acre campus of the Woods Hole Research Center on the southern coast of Cape Cod.

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By Peter Newman / On March 12th, 2009

Cities, neighborhoods and regions will be designed to use energy sparingly by offering walkable, transit-oriented options for all supplemented by renewably-powered electric plug-in vehicles. Cities with more sustainable transport systems have reduced...

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By Peter Newman / On March 2nd, 2009

The sixth Resilient City model is the Place-Based City.

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By Timothy Beatley / On February 20th, 2009

You almost never see a cow in a tree. That's why I was so surprised that day in February when I encountered one at the Docklands, a new green redevelopment district in the City of...

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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...

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By Timothy Beatley / On February 13th, 2009

I don’t think we talk enough about wonder in planning schools today. That sense of fascination, awe, of being spellbound by the immensity, delicacy, beauty of something, is an essential ingredient of our human spirit, and to making life joyous and...

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