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By Jason Leppig / On February 15th, 2017

Watch as Baylen Linnekin, author of Biting the Hands that Feed Us, interviews small-business owner Jill Erber about how...

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By David Hall / On October 14th, 2016

As cities in America redevelop, they face challenges to citizens’ wellbeing, i.e. gentrification and sustainability concerns.

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By Peter Newman / On August 10th, 2016

The agenda for cities of the future is to have more sustainable transport options available so that a city can indeed reduce its traffic whilst reducing its greenhouse gases 50 percent by 2050 (the global agenda set through the International Panel on...

By Gaelle Gourmelon / On May 12th, 2016

Can cities shift their systems and structures to become sustainable? This is the second of two  sneak peeks into the newest State of the World publication, ...

By Gaelle Gourmelon / On May 10th, 2016

Can cities shift their systems and structures to become sustainable? This is the first of two  sneak peeks into the newest State of the World publication, ...

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By Grady Gammage / On April 5th, 2016

How can other suburban cities extract lessons from Phoenix’s successes to work towards their own sustainable future?

By Katharine Sucher / On March 4th, 2016

Did you see this week's blog post from The Worldwatch Institute about how urban communities are growing green...

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By Denise Fairchild / On January 21st, 2016

Tuesday night—in his final State of the Union address—President Obama asked us to face the future with hope, not fear. He spoke to a nation that has grown increasingly fearful: Since Obama’s last address, terrorism has emerged as Americans’ ...

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By Laurie Mazur / On November 5th, 2015

When you think of residential solar power, you might envision an upscale home in Marin County, or a compound in rural Idaho. You probably don’t think of low-income apartment buildings in the outer boroughs of New York City. But that’s exactly...

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By Katharine Sucher / On September 25th, 2015

What does religion have to do with the environment? Let John Grim and Mary Evelyn Tucker explain in their must-read book, Ecology and Religion. Grim and Tucker argue that the...

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