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.

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)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | 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. 
View of Jackson, Wyoming

A view of Jackson, Wyoming, from Snow King Mountain.

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | Middlebury College
After years without fresh produce, this isolated community in Wyoming created an innovative farm that yields more than 100,000 pounds of food per year.
Planet Forward Correspondent | Northwestern University
You wouldn't think the stars would be a big part of an urban kid's life. But the opposite is true for Planet Forward Correspondent Colin Boyle thanks to an upbringing by a family of environmentalists.

(Courtesy DC Greens)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | GW Law School
At the heart of D.C. sits an urban oasis: K Street Farms. Here, a hard-fought battle for food justice is being fought for the known food desert that is southeast D.C.

(Pixabay)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Northwestern University
A global advisor to the UN Global Compact Cities Programme gives her take on the future of urban sustainability on local, national and global levels.

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