A new advocacy campaign aims to ensure that every American can live within a 10-minute walk of a high-quality park or green space

From the CNU Climate Summit, a movement marrying a vision of livable communities to the necessities of a changing climate emerges.

Well-designed spaces are not just a matter of taste or a question of aesthetics; they literally shape our ideas about who we are and what we deserve. Design impacts our health, our education, our community, our sense of self-worth, and more, yet all-...

In his inspiring new book Design for Good, award-winning designer and entrepreneur John Cary offers character-driven, real-world stories about...

Cities must do more to ensure investments in energy efficiency reach the low- and moderate-income households that bear the heaviest burden from high energy costs.

When New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) unveiled his ambitious environmental agenda last week, he did not choose City Hall or the green meadows of Central Park as his backdrop. 

It’s no secret that the climate movement, despite some recent successes, has its problems. Spoken by mostly white voices, our messages are sometimes out of touch with the priorities of frontline communities: the ethnic minorities and low-income people...

When Superstorm Sandy came ashore in 2012, thousands of New Yorkers were plunged into what seemed like an earlier century. No lights. No heat. No refrigeration. No elevators. On the upper floors of high-rise apartment buildings, the taps went dry and...

Photo credit: Supreme Court Pediment by Flickr.com user Kevin Harber

We cannot have the green and peaceful future we all hope for without confronting gun violence head on.

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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...

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