Why big-picture planning that saves natural resources, woodlands, and farmland can be the key to sustainable success
Barbie gets a sustainable makeover with a home featuring solar panels, bamboo floors, and an eco-friendly toilet
An intro to the LEED-ND standards for neighborhood revitalization—and how communities are reinventing themselves
Over the next 25 years, the U.S. population will grow by 70 million—and dense, walkable urban areas will be essential
In Brooklyn, a new market and upscale food court is a model of "tactical urbanism" built from recycled shipping containers
Greg O'Connell, a former "rumpled New York City detective," has used historic storefronts to bring Mount Morris back to life
The city has tried to destroy this two-block work of art twice, but it remains—a tribute to a community's resilience and creativity
The top 10 most walkable U.S. cities and a related finding: perceived walkability influences how much Americans walk
This house generates more energy than it uses, but even more noteworthy is its location: in a walkable neighborhood
Atlanta's BeltLine development could become a model for sustainable communities worldwide. But will it become a reality?
A National Building Museum curator shows off a pedestrian-friendly oasis that manages to coexist with urban traffic
Architecture and urban planning experts discuss whether the United States can successfully export greener living
Buffalo isn't just part of the Rust Belt. As this video tribute to the city shows, it's filled with striking examples of urban design.
Celebrate Bastille Day with a virtual trip to the elevated railway-turned-park that inspired the New York City green destination
Environmentalism has always been about paying attention to specific plots of land—so why not view communities the same way?
Katrina Cottages are a step up from FEMA trailers—so much so that planners are putting them to creative, permanent use
Part two of a two-part series on a recently announced set of sustainability rankings. Air quality, water, and more.
City rankings can be problematic—but they can also be useful. Our first piece on a new survey, with a focus on land use and transit.
In advance of the Fourth of July, a look at public efforts to promote happiness—and what our governments can learn from them
The spaceship-style building might look modern, but Apple is decades behind when it comes to land use and walkability