D.C. politician wants tiny houses for millennials .... 1,000 of them
November 13, 2015, 6:40 p.m. by Matt Hickman
While the new bill likely won't pass as is, it does highlight the District's dearth of affordable housing.
Townhouses replace racehorses at San Mateo redevelopment site
November 10, 2015, 2:10 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Judging by sales, transit-oriented Bay Meadows is a success right out of the gates.
Here comes the agrihood: A taste of California's new farm-to-fork community
October 2, 2015, 6:50 p.m. by Matt Hickman
At The Cannery, the greens are reserved for tasting, not teeing off.
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.