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Can a Video Game Teach Sustainability?
by Rik Langendoen
In an entertainment subculture famous for violence and resource exploitation, one video game offers lessons for urban sustainability.
Plug In Your Ride
by Rik Langendoen
Networks of electric charging stations—key to the acceptance and use of electric vehicles—are starting to appear around the world.
A New Generation Builds Beyond Racism
by Rob "Biko" Baker
Youth take the promise of Obama and put it into practice.
The City We All Want to Live In
by Carl Anthony
How to make our cities just, inclusive, and green.
Intentional Integration in Pennsauken, N.J.
by M. Paloma Pavel
Pennsauken, pop. 36,800, established a Stable Integration Board to oversee real-estate transactions and other efforts, and a multicultural community has flourished.
Just Cause Broaden's Fight for Tenant's Rights
by Berit Anderson
Two organizations working on opposite sides of the Bay Bridge realized that they would be better able to serve low-income tenants by working together.
10 Land-Use Strategies to Create Socially Just, Multiracial Cities
by Carl Anthony
Carl Anthony, founder of San Francisco's Urban Habitat Program shares strategies for just, green cities.
The Righteous Small House: Challenging House Size and the Irresponsible American Dream
by Jason F. McLennan
An architect asks, at what point does size cancel out sustainability?
Seattle's Climate Commitment
Video: When the U.S. failed to ratify the Kyoto Protocol, the city of Seattle decided to adopt it on a municipal level. Richard Conlin, president of the Seattle City Council and a YES! board member, discusses what that has meant for the city.
Recovery Act's Green Jobs: Weatherization in New York City
640,329 jobs have been created or saved by the Recovery Act. Green for All provides a glimpse into how the program affects the people who hold those jobs and the residents receiving weatherization services in New York City.
Towns Rush to Make Low-Carbon Transition
by Tara Lohan
More and more neighborhoods are making the transition to a climate-friendly community. Has yours?
The Mannahatta Project :: What Can New York's Past Teach About its Future?
Eric Sanderson of the Mannahatta Project discusses his 10-year attempt to recreate pre-urban Manhattan—and what he's learned about modern sustainability in the process.
A “Living” Built Environment
by Jason F. McLennan
What if buildings, communities, and infrastructure projects were designed to be beautiful, socially just, and as gentle on the environment as plants are?
Climate Hero Marcus Ryan
by Kate Sheppard
A former Obama campaigner helps neighbors find talented green workers to make their homes climate-friendly.
Scoring Transit and Walkability Scoring Transit and Walkability
by Brooke Jarvis
Walk Score, a website that ranks the walkability of neighborhoods, now includes public transit in its rankings. Realtors say a good Walk Score rating adds major value to property listings.