Next month in West Palm Beach, the 20th annual Congress for the New Urbanism convenes. Ahead of the big show, the movement's leading lights share their enthusiasm for reimagining cities for the world's first fully urban century.
Numerous observers have noted that Trayvon Martin was killed on the streets of a gated community for the crime of 'walking while black.' His murder was aided and abetted by a failed urban design model tragically lacking in 'eyes on the street.'
For the first time in generations, automobile use is on the decline among American youth. So how's General Motors responding? Fuel efficiency? Smaller, smarter cars? Nope. Pandering. Shameless pandering.
Berlin-based artist Julius von Bismarck has been named the artist-in-residence at CERN, home of the Large Hadron Collider. If more of the world's research labs followed suit, maybe we'd have a better understanding of their work.
For all but the last hundred years, walking has been humanity's primary mode of transportation. Today, though, simply strolling down the block in the evening might constitute an act of dissent. Some notes on the nascent pedestrian revolution.
The Lorax, defender of the trees, shilling for a gas-guzzling SUV? Cue the outrage, right? Wrong. The Lorax has always been part of the entertainment-industrial complex, and he remains as green as a spokescreature can be in that context.
Target opened a 24-hour boutique in Toronto this week, 10 years after its first pop-up retail experiment in Manhattan. The pop-up revolution is all grown up — and ready to inject urban sustainability with a big dose of fun.
A striking infographic demonstrates the latent power of Big Solar in the United States. A powerful image from the Irish Sea illustrates the staggering scale of Big Wind. This is the kind of week it was for a booming global renewable industry.