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.
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.
Making creative accommodations for the urban wild
An international competition challenges designers to show that clean energy production and dazzling public art can be one and the same
Norway ushers in an era of energy-positive architecture
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.
Researchers measured the potential of 1000s of cities to offset their carbon emissions by reforesting. Prospects are greatest in smaller cities and in the Global South
Could hubs, nudges, and EV night deliveries crack this surprisingly tough puzzle?
by allowing people to buy and sell energy in small increments from, and to, their neighbors
The indoor biome covers as much as six percent of the world’s landmass—and we know almost nothing about it.
And no traffic lights. And no parking lots. It isn’t hard to do.