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.
More than ever we need locally based solutions to transform our communities, and nowhere is this more clear or powerful than with our food.
Known for its organic, fair-trade, and costly fare, Whole Foods has become a staple as well as a trend-setter in the food industry. Its impending arrival in Richmond highlights important issues and challenges facing the city.
Part 2 of our video interview with Professor Nisha Botchwey, an expert in public health, the built environment, and community engagement.
A video interview with Professor Nisha Botchwey, an expert in public health, the built environment, and community engagement.
Though one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world, the San Joaquin Valley is now one of the poorest and poorly educated places in the country. Why California’s flyover country’s best hope may be to invest in the education of its children.
Transportation debates, like the famed battle between Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses over a proposed expressway through Manhattan, have historically been a local affair. This may be changing. Recent events in Tennessee show that even a local transportation project with widespread support from citizens across the political spectrum is not immune to the ideological politicization that has gripped our national discourse.
In an era of entrenched urban divisions and diminishing public spaces, food and art can be powerful mediums of connection and unity. A recent conference explored what that looks like.
Who is to blame when a citizen sues his own city over air pollution? According to Reuters, we will soon find out in China.
Understanding the nature of thriving in cities requires tackling challenging questions about how to identify, conceptualize, measure, and assess urban life. This is Part I of three posts exploring such inquiries.