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By Worldwatch Institute / On July 24th, 2012

On the 23rd of August, 2012, it is expected that a majority of votes at the Copenhagen City Council will pass the CPH 2025 Climate Plan with the ambition of carbon neutrality by 2025. Despite the meagre results of the international COP15 Climate...

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By Admin, Jason Leppig / On July 18th, 2012

This week's staff pick is from Angela Osborn, Island Press' Promotions and Fulfillment Manager:

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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...

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By Peter Newman / On January 13th, 2009

The seven key innovations of resilient cities are set as city models, which will be detailed over the next several weeks here at "Eco-Compass." While no one city has shown innovation in all seven areas, some are quite advanced in one or two. The...