A bold future may await rust belt cities in North America and Europe if asset manager Pippa Malmgren's vision of smart manufacturing hubs and recent research on revitalised industrial centres come to fruition.
The nature of sustainable development is such that it cannot be achieved without the careful conservation of biological resources. Sustainable development covers not only the ‘green’ issues but also the ‘brown issues’ - it sees "environment" in the broader sense to encompass the social, economic, political, institutional and urban dimensions of this term, not just ecological / biological.
I am skeptical of the utility of seeking out "sustainable" development in academic theory and applied practice. Place - a foundational concept in geography - matters for the viability of economic development in tourist destinations. This article reminds me of the new approach called Geotourism coined by National Geographic's Center for Sustainable Destinations. Check it out on their website. http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/sustainable/
Currently urban farming is a popular trend but it is not yet significantly changing the way we grow and eat. As we farm locally using sustainable/organic techniques we'll be reducing our carbon foodprint and eating better food.
The global clean energy economy has experienced 630% growth since '04. Last year, private investment increased to $260 billion, and installed clean energy capacity exceeded 400 gigawatts -- putting it on par with nuclear power.
Much ink has been spilled on the deplorable state of the nation’s drinking water and wastewater infrastructure -- and the terrifying sums ($390 billion according to the sometimes-hyperbolic American Society of Civil Engineers) it will take to remedy the situation. The EPA estimates $188 billion is necessary to manage stormwater and preserve water quality nationwide.
It’s easy to list the reasons why we are supposed to love urban agriculture: the food it yields is fresh and local; the farming it requires is fun and social; the effect on neighborhoods is revitalizing and healthy.
The revitalisation of the Wadi Hanifah, the river running through Riyadh, has been lauded for the cleanup of the environment and the beautification of the riverside, but its greatest achievement may be its potential to provide enough water for up...
By Michael Spotts Federal action could go a long way toward advancing the kind of green building the nation needs to improve the health and efficiency of the built environment—while pushing job and economic growth.
In 2009 when Tim Montz first traveled to Shanghai, China, representing the Texas pecan industry, Montz had to explain what pecans were. Two years later, promoting pecans to China and other countries is “business as usual” for the father-and-son team of Tim and Jake Montz of the Montz Pecan Company.
A report produced by the Preservation Green Lab of the National Trust for Historic Preservation provides the most comprehensive analysis to date of the potential environmental benefit of building reuse.