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A WEEKLY FEED OF NEWS AND IDEAS TO ENJOY IN A SUSTAINABLE CITY
Aug 29, 2015
The future of fashion walks the new High Bridge
A glimpse of the High Bridge suggests it was fated to become a fashion runway one day.
by Kuntian Yu
Aug 20, 2015
Marshall Saunders
Founder, Citizen's Climate Lobby
The largest volunteer climate lobbying group began after Saunders noticed changes already happening in Central American countries and back home in Texas.
by Francesca Luberti
Aug 8, 2015
Shared renewables come to New York
In New York City, most of us live in apartments, making it impossible to power our homes from our own set of solar panels. But that's about to change.
by Susanna De Martino
Aug 3, 2015
Bjarke Ingels and Kim Stanley Robinson at IDEAS CITY
"An ounce of laws is worth 10,000 pounds of rhetoric."
by Paul Rivers
Jul 31, 2015
Looking back at IDEAS CITY 2015
Being at one of the booths of the IDEAS CITY festival was nothing like I expected it to be.
by Kuntian Yu
Jul 22, 2015
"Keep it slow:" touring the High Line
The High Line has become a top destination for visitors. Does it still work for New Yorkers? Sarah Holder takes a tour.
by Sarah Holder
Jul 12, 2015
Why I love the QueensWay
The QueensWay would transform an abandoned railway in Queens into parkland.
by Jonah Garnick
Jul 5, 2015
Dematerializing the car
  Ecol­o­gist Eric Sander­son has writ­ten a care­fully detailed and beau­ti­fully designed book on the need to redesign soci­ety with­out cars. Pro­j­jal Dutta, Direc­tor of Sus­tain­abil­ity for the MTA, keeps a per­sonal Tum­blr titled “Tak­ing the car out of car­bon,” with a sim­i­lar mes­sage (both Sander­son and Dutta are advi­sors to City Atlas). Enrique Penalosa, the vision­ary for­mer mayor of Bogota, advised City […]
by David Kroodsma
Jun 18, 2015
James White: ice & the city
Director, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research
James White explains that the future of the city depends on how the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets melt in a warmer climate, and on what we do to slow the process down by curbing emissions.
by Jamie Carpenter
Jun 1, 2015
Fifty Years of Landmarks
New York's Landmarks Law preserves not only the culture of the past, but the energy put into buildings of the past.
by Nicholas MacDonald
May 29, 2015
What's your big idea?
We're thinking big. Trans-Atlantic big.
by City Atlas
May 23, 2015
The great nuclear hope returns
One puzzle on which top experts disagree is the role of nuclear power in providing a solution to climate change.
by Rowan Wu
May 5, 2015
Here Comes Solar: residential solar comes to NYC
Will solar panels soon become as iconic to New York's rooftops as the ubiquitous water tower?
by Rowan Wu
Apr 22, 2015
Insouciant coyotes take Manhattan
An adventurous coyote led police on a futile chase through Riverside Park on the Upper West Side, the second to be seen in Manhattan in April, and the sixth NYC coyote sighting of 2015, a record-breaking pace.
by Madeleine Levin
Apr 6, 2015
CUSP map: taking a look under the hood of the city
A new crowdsourced map shows some important features of the city and describes how we can respond to changing climate.
by Chiara Zaccheo
Mar 28, 2015
Bicycling around a warming globe
Part epic journey, part field research: David Kroodsma and Lindsey Fransen bicycled across Asia researching climate. It turns out that low carbon travel is possible with time and strong legs, and probably a much better way to see things.
by Jamie Carpenter
Mar 22, 2015
New York's lead role in solving for the future
A panel at Columbia looked at how New York is taking a leading role in how cities both cope with, and solve, the planetary challenge of climate change.
by Rowan Wu
Mar 12, 2015
Secrets of Brooklyn Bridge Park
What makes this park, a new jewel for New York City, so successful?
by Madeleine Levin