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By Kimberly Vermeer, Dana Bourland / On May 5, 2021 - 3:00pm EDT

US cities are faced with compounding climate and housing crises. How can communities meet their housing needs while mitigating and adapting to the impacts of climate change? By creating green housing affordable for all, cities will contribute to the...

By Jeff Speck / On April 29, 2021 - 2:00pm EDT

Jeff Speck, one the nation’s leading pedestrian experts, joined the Maryland Department of Planning and the Smart Growth Network to explain his approach in Oklahoma City and other communities, how walkability studies are...

By Carey Gillam / On April 21, 2021 - 1:30pm EDT

Lee Johnson was just an average middle-aged husband and father until a terminal cancer diagnosis after a large exposure to the weed killer Roundup thrust him into a global debate over the safety of Monsanto’s popular product. Lee became the first person...

By Sandra Postel / On March 30, 2021 - 1:00pm EDT

Humans have long disrupted the natural water cycle. Yet we continue to suffer from droughts, floods and other disruptions despite building dams and levees and completing other feats of engineering. What if, instead of further disrupting the water cycle...

By R. Bruce Hull / On February 18, 2021 - 1:45pm EST

Parks and Recreation System Planning | Island Press

By David Barth / On January 28, 2021 - 1:15pm EST

Parks and recreation systems have evolved in remarkable ways over the past two decades. No longer just playgrounds and ballfields, parks and open spaces have become essential green infrastructure with the potential to contribute to community resiliency...

By Dana Bourland / On December 9, 2020 - 1:00pm EST

US cities are facing the joint challenge of the climate crisis and the lack of housing that is affordable and healthy. In her new book, Gray to Green Communities, affordable-housing expert...

By Kimberly Vermeer, Walker Wells / On November 19, 2020 - 1:00pm EST

Every affordable housing project can achieve the fundamentals of good green building design and practice and contribute to creating sustainable and resilient communities. Kim Vermeer and...

By Shalanda Baker / On November 19, 2020 - 1:00pm EST

Shalanda Baker explains how this unique moment in history provides an unprecedented opening for a deeper transformation of the energy system, and thus, an opportunity to transform society.

By Timothy Beatley / On November 12, 2020 - 1:00pm EST

Tim Beatley, the Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities at the University of Virginia, outlined the essential elements of a biophilic city and provided examples of cities that have successfully integrated...

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