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.

plant grows by a marsh

A plant grows by a marsh at the Willow Waterhole Greenway Project. (Luz Rivera/FLICKR)

Northwestern University
Hybrid, nature-based infrastructure could help protect areas like Houston, Texas from floods, while providing other benefits for the community.

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Northwestern University
The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games has been collecting used electronics all over Japan to extract the metal and make Olympic medals.

A view of downtown Seattle from Kerry Park. (Diana Robinson/Creative Commons)

Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY-ESF
"Urban resilience” is a hot term being thrown around within the environmental community. But what does it mean?

Many of this mall's tenants left after the anchors stores closed at The Mall at the Source in Westbury, New York. (Creative Commons)

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
The decline of shopping malls is a result of online shopping and the need for instant gratification.
The George Washington University
Amongst a concrete jungle lies wildlife most of us have chosen to ignore, except this campus grounds manager and his university, who seek to redefine what it means to be on campus.
Environmental Injustice:from local to international progress
Environmental Injustice:from local to international progress
University of Wisconsin-Madison
This story of environmental injustice in southern Wisconsin shows how we can make a difference on a local level to improve the lives of people all over the world.
University of Wisconsin Madison
Industrial agriculture is a huge contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and now, more than ever, people are exploring alternative food cultivation systems such as hydroponics to offset the damage done by industrial agriculture.
SUNY ESF
The evolution of a program designed to provide fresh food to those facing food insecurities.
George Washington University
Taking a look at DC's new electric bus fleet to see if it's the "ride of the future."
scooters on the sidewalk

A row of Lime scooters ready for public use in Austin, Texas. (Luis Tamayo/Creative Commons)

University of Georgia
Despite drawing ire from some, pay-by-ride electric scooters are rapidly gaining popularity in urban areas across the country, creating a greener option for getting around town. 

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