urban living

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?
George Washington University
This is a video about transporting food into urban areas.
Traffic congestion and air pollution
George Washington University
Traffic congestion in urban cities have contributed a significant portion of greenhouse gases like CO2 to air pollution and that has direct correlation to an increase of health effects, especially asthma in children.
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.
The George Washington University
Urban heat islands are a dangerous effect of global warming, and some cities are taking action to combat it.
MPH@GW, The George Washington University
Adaptation and preparedness for extreme weather and other adverse events related to climate change are more important now than ever — but are U.S. cities ready?
George Washington University
Local startups Handy Bikes DC and Aurora Smart Technologies are striving to address safety concerns and innovate cycling in the district.
American University, Spring 2016 Video Intern
If cars only account for roughly a third of our carbon, what is the real culprit? Buildings.
How Do We Ensure Equitable, Sustainable Cities?
How Do We Ensure Equitable, Sustainable Cities?
Planet Forward
When asked to describe in one word what they believed the biggest challenge was to creating these cities, two panelists answered money, one answered hope, another said participation, and the last responded with income inequality.
Urban Agriculture: New Partnerships, New Voices
Urban Agriculture: New Partnerships, New Voices
Planet Forward
Is urban agriculture the answer to feeding the world's growing cities? One panelists said we will need combination of food growing in urban and rural areas to meet food demands.

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