Everything old is new again in Anna Maria, Florida
June 12, 2015, 1:55 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Come for the pristine beaches and mellow vibe, stay for the energy-efficient buildings and hyperlocal Okinawa spinach.
Oakland neighborhood showcases the power of good, green design
April 22, 2015, 3:30 p.m. by Matt Hickman
In a once iffy stretch of East Oakland, Tassafaronga Village stands as a model of affordable green housing done right.
Habitat for Humanity shifts focus from building new homes to renovating old ones
December 16, 2014, 6:01 p.m. by Matt Hickman
The charitable homebuilding organization isn't giving up new construction completely despite a growing number of projects involving foreclosed fixer-uppers.
Agriculture-minded retirement community keeps greenthumbed residents happily occupied
December 3, 2014, 6:15 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Offering its residents much more than a small plot for planting, Homefarm is a conceptual retirement development with full-on urban farming operations.
The MilkCrate App: A one-stop shop for sustainable-minded consumers
September 10, 2014, 1:58 p.m. by Robin Shreeves
A new app has launched in the Philadelphia region with guides to sustainable businesses in 20 categories. Money raised from a crowd-funding campaign will help it expand across the country.
San Francisco gives lot owners an incentive to create urban farms
September 4, 2014, 2:37 p.m. by Robin Shreeves
The city is offering property tax breaks if lot owners allow their empty spaces to be turned into farms — and the rest of the state is watching.
Fighting the sprawl-beast by building better cities [Video]
August 20, 2014, 2:04 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Always-informative MinuteEarth tackles the topic of resource-intensive suburban sprawl and smart urban development in a short animated video.
Solar-powered Grow Community continues to blossom outside of Seattle
July 9, 2014, 2:36 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Bainbridge Island's fast-growing intentional community unveils two new ineighborhoods where bikes and green space rule.
At Quixote Village, homeless community shifts from tents to tiny houses
February 27, 2014, 4:28 p.m. by Matt Hickman
The 30 residents of a tent encampment in Olympia, Wash. find a new sense of independence and security after transitioning into a $3 million tiny house village complete with community center and veggie garden.