Cities

Kids in polluted cities show cognitive deficits

In New York City, for all its wonders, it's not uncommon still to hear the childless pronounce that they "could never imagine raising kids in …

Biking

Locavore-dom taken to the extreme — by bike

Photo: MetrofietsI stepped out onto my front porch one day this summer just in time to see my farmer pedaling down the street with a …

Cities

Old-school flower house leaves LEED in the dust

This is not your grandmother’s flower house.Photo: c/o Phipps ConservatoryThe Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh is the kind of place your grandmother would have loved. You …

Climate & Energy

Green issues and greenbacks: Occupy Wall Street connects the dots [VIDEO]

Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protesters linked climate and the environment to their movement this past Sunday, Oct. 30.  OWS’s environmental working group put the Climate …

Infrastructure

Drain-eye shaman puts sensors in New York’s sewers

Grist is proud to present the Change Gang — profiles of people who are leading change on the ground toward a more sustainable society and …

Preoccupied: Grist readers sound off about the Wall Street protests

Photo: Eric WagnerA couple of weeks ago, we asked you all to send us your observations and insights on the growing Occupy Wall Street movement. …

Cities

Why small cities are poised for success in an oil-starved future

Cross-posted from Urbanite. A couple of years ago, while I was reporting on a redevelopment plan in Buffalo, N.Y., I met up with Robert Shibley, …

Mexico City’s ‘earthscraper’ would be a 1,000-foot underground building

BNKR Arquitectura wants to build a pyramid that penetrates nearly 1000 feet into the earth below Mexico City's largest and most historic public square. Its …

Urban Agriculture

San Diego residents push for new urban agriculture rules

The right to keep dwarf or miniature goats in your backyard is just one of the changes being promised in San Diego’s new urban agriculture …