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, Homefarm is a 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.
The government will pay you $1,000 to adopt a wild horse
The story behind kudzu, the vine that's still eating the South
19 weird and wonderful turtle and tortoise species
10 of the top U.S. cities for nature lovers
Tortoise 'marriage' ends after 115 years
A fire chief comforts a dog who refuses to leave his trapped owner's side