Urban Sustainability

Cities are the sustainable hub of the future, where over 80 percent of our population will eventually live. If we can't make cities sustainable, we can't make the world sustainable.

George Washington University
Marine scientists are using information collected by everyday people to monitor sharks in the face of climate change.

When people walk down the street, rarely do they ponder the subsurface infrastructure beneath their feet — including hidden waterways. (Yeshi Kangrang/Unsplash)

Franklin & Marshall College
When people walk down the street, rarely do they ponder the subsurface infrastructure beneath their feet. In recent years, there has been a trend to uncover these rivers — a process known as daylighting.
SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
This short film presentation provides a narration bringing back to light some of the greatest environmental disasters caused by humankind.

The Green Bronx Machine teaches students how to garden and produce their own nutritious food. (Photo courtesy of Green Bronx Machine)

The George Washington University
The Bronx is home to many things — Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Zoo, the birth of hip-hop — and most recently, an idea powerful enough to change the world.
Sewanee
Plastic. The word strikes fear and disgust in the hearts and minds of many. But what if it could save the planet? Let me explain.
SUNY ESF
The value of public space can not be understated — and it is even considered a key issue of environmental justice — as open public spaces increase the quality of life for all people living in an area. 
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
A short story about sea level rise and flooding in East Boston.
The George Washington University
With the top 200 stadiums in the U.S. drawing nearly 181 million visitors annually pre-COVID, this placed a large strain on energy demands, water systems, and emitted gross amounts of greenhouse gases. 

New York restaurant, Blue Hill, was one of the first to prioritize ultra-local sourcing. (Lou Stejskal)

The George Washington University
To lower their environmental impact, restaurants are transitioning their operations to be more sustainable and climate friendly.
George Washington University
100 community scientists flood Houston streets to track where it's the hottest in hopes to inform climate mitigation plans.

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