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

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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 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 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 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...

By Edward O. Wilson, Jim Ottaviani, C.M. Butzer / On October 22, 2020 - 11:00am EDT

E.O. Wilson’s passion for nature, discovery, and ideas that make us rethink the world is unmatched. When first published more than 25 years ago, Dr. Wilson’s memoir, Naturalist, was called...

By Shane Phillips / On October 13, 2020 - 1:00pm EDT

As communities struggle to address rising housing costs and household instability, the debate often centers on solutions such as increased housing construction and stronger tenant protections. The Maryland Department of Planning and the Smart Growth...

By Angie Schmitt / On October 7, 2020 - 1:00pm EDT

Healthy, vibrant communities are often places where you can walk safely to school, the grocery store, or just down the street to a neighbors house. Walkable communities are good for our physical health, but also our neighborhood's health. And yet,...

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