Have you ever gotten so sick of the sight of asphalt that you just wanted to take a sledgehammer to it and start smashing? Meet Depave, the Portland, Ore., group that lives the dream. Since 2007, this all-volunteer squad of pavement-bashers has ripped the asphalt and concrete from 14 sites in the Portland area, making way for community gardens, sustainable schoolyards, and green space.
Since its launch in 2000, the magazine Dwell has helped popularize green architecture and design. Alison Stewart of PBS speaks with editor Aaron Britt
An explosion from a ruptured natural-gas line killed at least four people and destroyed an entire city block in the San Francisco suburb of San Bruno on Thursday night. But people don't need hectoring told-you-so's in response to all these disasters. They need to see a vision of a sustainable future that actually looks appealing.
Walk Score ranks the most walkable NFL stadiums in honor of the season's kickoff. The really important public policy implication here is, uh, that's it's fun to look at it.
D.C.'s Gallery Place has gotten so fed up with teens lounging near the property that they've imported a device called the Mosquito to drive them off.
The ancient Egyptians erected obelisks out of hundreds of pounds of stone. Modern Americans erect obelisks out of hundreds of bicycles. Check out whether they're compensating for something.
Pavlina Ilieva and Kuo Pao Lian aren't out to sugarcoat slums. But they suggest that those who live in the most privileged enclaves could learn a lot.
What started as a simple beautification project -- flower planters, parkways, and whatnot -- eventually led Chicago to take on the larger challenge of green building. A leading architect describes how leadership from the mayor's office, key changes in the city's building permit program, and cooperation from developers made it happen.
Skyscrapers and other enormous buildings are environmental horror shows. So you might think that Chicago -- birthplace of the skyscraper and home to nine of the world's 100 tallest buildings -- is like a City of the Eco-Damned. Not so. The Windy City has plenty of proof that it's building a foundation on building green.