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.

Planet Forward
From mayors to farmers to scientists to policymakers. Here are a few of our favorite snapshots from the 2016 Planet Forward Summit!
Planet Forward
The 2016 Planet Forward Summit on Sustainable Cities was held April 21-22, at The George Washington University. The focus of this year's Summit was how we might manage urban growth sustainably. The event brought together a diverse group of... Read More
Rooftop Roots
Rooftop Roots
Planet Forward
On Monday, April 4, dozens of thought leaders in the urban agriculture space came together to discuss the unique challenges that come with growing food for large cities.
The George Washington University
To tell my story, I decided to write several Cinquain formatted poems and string them together. The finished poem tells the story of a hurting world in which the solution is around every corner, but no one seems to realize it.
The George Washington University
I spoke to one of Love and Carrots' gardeners, Leigh Prezkop, and asked her both about what Love and Carrots does and how they plan on impacting urban sustainability.
The George Washington University
This details the work of DC UrbanGreens and how its greenhouse farm aims to grow food to support the local community.      
The George Washington University
Compost Cab offers an urban option for people who want to be a part of earth's life cycle.
The George Washington University
When researching urban sustainability, I came across Vauban, a neighborhood in the city of Freiburg, Germany, that's inhabitants have mutually decided to go as car-free as possible. Seventy percent of households don't have a car and many of the... Read More
The George Washington University
Educating disadvantaged areas of DC in safe and healthy food production, and donating fresh foods to hungry families. 
The George Washington University
This infographic shows how growing urban environments such as Washington, DC are using green roofs to help create jobs, save the water systems and rivers, reduce energy use and educate younger generations.

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