From China to San Antonio, cities are using rental bike programs to create healthier commutes. Here are a few insights from some of the world’s best programs.
In “Paradise Lot,” two residents of an inner city write about how they transformed less than an acre of their blighted yard into a thriving food forest full of mushrooms, gooseberries, silkworms, and more.
It’s a commercial office space equipped with composting toilets, rainwater showers, and a stairway designed to be so beautiful that no one ever takes the elevator.
Space is expensive in Brooklyn, so Gotham Greens built their urban farm on a rooftop.
Two recipients of this year’s Goldman Environmental Prize are working to abolish the practice of sending trash to landfills and incinerators. And the idea is catching on.
A century ago, cooperatives electrified the poorest counties in the nation. Today, can they lead the way to a smarter, cleaner grid?
As climate change forces species to head for cooler climates, biologists are using new tools and partnerships to make sure we help—and don't hinder—their flight.
Can we build sustainable housing that's affordable, too? The city of Buffalo did, and created a community jobs pipeline in the process. Here's what can happen when neighborhoods take the lead.
Leading teenagers in the clean-up of their hometown, Worcester, Mass.
How to create a world where people fly, salamanders text, and trash is useful.
The individual actions we take to reduce waste are important. But to stem the avalanche of stuff, we also need system-wide solutions.
Erin McCoy tells the story of how she gave up driving, despite her love for cars, and examines the challenges facing drivers who don't live in cities.
To many Detroit residents—and especially to its established urban gardeners—the approval of a large-scale urban farm raises serious questions about the future of food and land in the city.
Book review: Tom Wooten’s “We Shall Not Be Moved” follows leaders in five different post-hurricane neighborhoods, showing that New Orleanians are a unique breed, deeply loyal to their sometimes infuriating, often insane, and never imitated hometown.
Don’t let the spandex-clad iron men scare you off! Here are seven reasons why all types of people are biking to work—and why cities are encouraging them.