The Endowment of “The Sustainable” acknowledges the importance of the active management of cities and urban space in order to enhance environmental and human well-being. A city that pursues sustainability supports local action on environmental policy and explores connections between its physical environment and its socioeconomic order.
Urban sustainability compels cities to rethink their daily operations and the terms of local political dialogue around the long-term prospect of resource management, the ability for resilience, and a flourishing biotic community.
To learn more about the Endowment of the Sustainable, download our research brief below.
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Overcoming our carbon dependence should be seen as an opportunity to rethink for the better an institution largely shaped by fossil fuel: our cities.
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The “sidewalk ballet” of the farmers’ market
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For Marc J. Dunkelman, the verdict is clear: “The township, in essence, is dying.”
The Greeks believed humans could only achieve their full potential in the context of a city and perhaps no city built by Greeks aspired to this goal more enthusiastically than Constantinople. As a truly natural city, could this former Byzantine capital serve as a paradigm for sustainable urbanization and green growth in cities today?
A more clever use of technology in cities would bring retired people together, for example, or allow municipalities to know exactly where their aging solo residents live, so that if there’s an environmental disaster such as a heat wave or a flood, teams can reach out to the isolated. The data-crunching can be done digitally, while the reaching-out can be done in person.