A key challenge in this new Human Age is to lessen the ecological footprint of the world’s cities, even as their populations expand. The Anthropocene tells the stories about resilient urban coastal infrastructure, low carbon transportation systems, and nature-inspired architectural designs.
In a world of melting ice caps, storm surges, and tropical cyclones, the most resilient cities aren’t the ones that fight the water back—but the ones that absorb it.
Dynamic windows could do double duty in sustainable building design, cooling and powering at the same time.
How computerized arugula (aka roquette) farms take over the world
Death is inevitable, but its
environmental toll may not have to be.
Almost imperceptibly, we are stepping off the consumption treadmill
Could hubs, nudges, and EV night deliveries crack this surprisingly tough puzzle?
The concept of settling the high seas is back—this time as a sustainable answer to sea-level rise, with an impressive team and UN support.
Do Plastic Bag Bans Make A Difference? Like so many life-cycle assessments, it’s never that simple. The environmental impact of plastic-bag bans...
Making creative accommodations for the urban wild
A revival of rainwater harvesting is occurring around the world, as desert communities restore traditional systems known as rain gardens, ak-chin agriculture, floodwater farming, gavias, karez, qanats and fogarras.