Friday was Park(ing) Day, when folks reclaim parking spots around the world for dinner parties, cornhole tournaments, performance art -- even urban chickens. Here are some of our favorite shots from the past few years. Score one for the humans!
Hundreds of activists (including Bill McKibben and Daryl Hannah) have been arrested in front of the White House since Aug. 20. They're calling on Obama to deny a permit for the Keystone XL tar-sands pipeline, which would run from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. Here's the story so far.
There are few better examples of a living, breathing sustainable city than Freiburg, Germany. It’s one of the most livable urban environments in the world, thanks to a deep respect for cultural and architectural roots coupled with bold and unconventional planning decisions. Take a look.
A new report from NRDC, "Thirsty for Answers: Preparing for the Water-Related Impacts of Climate Change," looks at how cities large and small around the country will have to grapple with droughts, floods, and severe weather in the years to come.
Following up on his list of the 10 U.S. cities that are most forward-thinking on climate change, Boyd Cohen of CO2 Impact goes global. Here, in reverse order, is his ranking of the top 10 cities around the world with the policies and the political will to best face the challenges ahead.
What is your city doing about climate change? Boyd Cohen of CO2 Impact ranked the big U.S. cities that are leading the way, based on political commitment, green buildings, university leadership, transit, greenhouse-gas emissions, cleantech investment, and energy. Here’s the top 10.
A few months back, we published a slideshow on the world’s top 10 walking cities, as determined by a vote of Lonely Planet readers. Some of you, dear friends of Grist, thought that list omitted some gems. So let’s have another round of great walking cities -- this time, from your nominations.
Streets in the U.S. are designed not for people, but for cars. And it shows. From 2000 through 2009, some 47,700 pedestrians were killed by drivers. Transportation for America has released a new report and interactive map that shows which metro areas are deadliest. Here are the 10 worst.
The Cycle Chic movement, started by Mikael Colville-Andersen of Copenhagen, took off in 2006. It’s about the "rehumanification" of cycling. Open your closet, find something you like to wear, get on the bike, and go. Learn more.