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Low Impact Housing for Cities

October 21, 2016 by Sebastien Miller

Low Impact Development (LID) is commonly defined as: ‘Development which, by virtue of its low or benign environmental impact, may be allowed in locations where conventional development is not permitted’ (1).  More understandably, this means...[read more]

5 charts that explain why more recycling efforts may not result in zero waste

October 20, 2016 by Waste Dive

The idea that U.S. cities and states could achieve "zero waste" if only people would recycle more has become a common refrain. However the idea that reducing consumption would create less waste to deal with in the first place hasn't quite...[read more]

Chamber Musicians are Placemakers, too!

October 20, 2016 by Project for Public Spaces

New Orleans street scene, 2012 | Image via Louisiana Division of the ArtsWhat do you get when you cross chamber music and placemaking? This is not a joke! The Sound Places program, the first of its kind, combines music, placemaking, and civic...[read more]

Rob Greenfield and the amazing technicolor trash coat

October 19, 2016 by Waste Dive

When Rob Greenfield disposes of his Starbucks cup this week, he won't struggle with the hassle of separating the cup for recycling. In fact, he won’t bother to find a garbage bin at all. Instead, Greenfield will slip the cup into a pocket of his...[read more]

Chicago Residents Utilizing Gentrification Index to Identify At-Risk Neighborhoods

October 19, 2016 by The Global Grid

Transit-Oriented Development being built in the Logan Square neighborhood.Long-time residents of Chicago’s Pilsen, Logan Square, and Bridgeport communities have complained anecdotally that their neighborhoods are gentrifying. John J. Betancur and...[read more]

How impervious cover impacts stream ecosystems – and what we can do about it

October 18, 2016 by Leda Marritz

Impervious cover associated with roadways, parking lots, sidewalks, and rooftops feels necessary for the needs of people in the built environment but can destroy the ecological integrity of the receiving streams that must accommodate all the...[read more]


How Can Your City Become More Eco-friendly?

October 25, 2016 by Ryan Kh

As individuals, we need to do our part to conserve energy and be eco-friendly. What about entire cities, though? What can cities do to become greener? Let’s take a closer look.It Doesn’t Need to be NationalGreener living doesn’t always need to be done on a national level. Sometimes, the leaders of cities have more power in this...[read more]

Designing a Greener City: Green Driveway Ideas

October 24, 2016 by Sarah Smith

The following are a few green driveway options that you can prevent these issues and create a greener driveway.[read more]