cities

Monarch butterfly
Florida International University
Following your dreams is a luxury that most people never get to experience. But Susette Onate, one young girl with a dream of protecting her local butterflies, not only lived her dreams, she saw them exceed her wildest imagination.
Kansas wind farm

The Smoky Hills Wind Farm as seen from Interstate 70 in Lincoln, Kansas. (Drenaline/Creative Commons)

State University College at Buffalo
Cities across the United States are beginning the switch to 100% renewable energy, but just four towns have reached the goal so far.
Dupont Circle Fountain

The Dupont Circle Fountain is a lively D.C. attraction and the center of a popular WalkUP. (Creative Commons)

George Washington University
Whether you’ve narrowly avoided an aggressive driver, or have only experienced L.A.'s traffic jams through “La La Land’s” opening musical number, just hearing the words driving and city in the same sentence can drive you crazy.
Senior Writer, Planet Forward
“How do we better communicate the innovations and new partnerships influencing and advancing the urban agriculture story?”
Senior Writer, Planet Forward
The spotlight at COP21 may have been on the leaders of nation-states trying to work out a decisive climate action plan, but leaders at the municipal level also made moves to advance mitigation and adaptation efforts.
Senior Writer, Planet Forward
In the battle against climate change, cities pose both the greatest challenge and opportunity. We look at three cities taking strong action to counter climate change.
Deutsche Welle
Air conditioners represent a troubling paradox: they cool indoor spaces, but they heat up the climate. Most air conditioning systems operate via coolants, which often emit greenhouse gases -- but not always. Indian manufacturing company Godrej is... Read More
The George Washington University
Lawson Brigham, professor at University of Alaska Fairbanks and governor of the American Polar Society, answers the question "As climate change opens up new trade opportunities in the Arctic, how will populations be affected?".
Deutsche Welle
Once a wasteland in the shadow of the Berlin Wall, a plot of land in the middle of Berlin has been revitalized and converted into an urban mobile farm called “Prinzessinnengarten.” Check it out in our audio slide show.
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
Here's a simple idea to create more parks: retrofit a parking lot. Check out this latest animation from the American Society of Landscape Architects sustainable landscapes series that shows how small parks can revitalize cities.

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