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By Christina Sturdivant Sani / On March 6th, 2019

“I want to make sure that we can do all the economic development stuff...but if everyone's miserable on the inside, it's not worth a beautiful facade.”

By Kyler Geoffroy / On March 4th, 2019

Can you sniff out a great story? Do you have a unique perspective that is currently missing from DC-area conversations about urban planning? If that sounds like you, you just might be a great fit!

By Jada Mosley / On March 1st, 2019

In this week's #ForewordFriday, hear the story of the straight-shooting “green economy cowboy” Bob Quinn in his own words. 

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By Kyler Geoffroy / On February 28th, 2019

In the latest episode in our series of Urban Resilience Project (URP) podcasts in partnership with Infinite Earth Radio, host Mike Hancox speaks with Christof Spieler about Trains, Buses, People...

By Kyler Geoffroy / On February 26th, 2019

In the latest episode in our series of Urban Resilience Project (URP) podcasts in partnership with Infinite Earth Radio, host Mike Hancox speaks with Peter Plastrik about Life After Carbon,...

By Jason Leppig / On February 25th, 2019

Kirkus Reviews called it "A compelling agricultural story skillfully told; environmentalists will eat it up." In Grain by Grain: A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, and Healthy Food...

By Daniel Reich / On February 25th, 2019

If we are going to use tariffs to reshape our economy, let’s at least use them to ensure a cooler, greener planet for future generations.

By Jada Mosley / On February 22nd, 2019

This edition of The Great Lakes Water Wars is an engrossing, essential book for readers of the first edition and new readers alike.  

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By Richard Waring / On February 18th, 2019

Unlike most annual crops, the roots of long-lived trees can penetrate through soils to great depth to reach water (Figure 1).  If we can’t tell how deeply roots penetrate, how do we determine when trees run out of water?  One way is to monitor the...

By Jada Mosley / On February 15th, 2019

Before we can create vibrant, sustainable urban areas, we need to understand what naturally happens when people congregate in cities.

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