From raised cross-walks to chicanes to sasquatches campaigning for their rights, the numerous offerings from StreetFilms, a website dedicated to the "NYC streets renaissance" have proved hugely popular on TreeHugger. They've gotten such a good
Throwing its hat into the ranking ring with Yahoo! and MSN's City Guides (to which TreeHugger was a contributor), Popular Science has crunched some numbers and ranked America's 50 Greenest Cities. They used survey data and
Germany's DW-TV takes a visit to Freiburg's solar village, where residents live in colorful houses that produce way more energy than their occupants require. As a result, homeowners have become "eco-entrepreneurs", selling the electricity their homes
OK – we’re going to file this one under ‘strange’. Traffic calming measures like the raised crosswalk, or the chicane, that are being advocated by StreetFilms may not be popular with everyone (commenter Lummox certainly wasn’t impressed by anything
From Indianapolis to Mexico City, some of the most car-centric cities in the world are realizing that pedestrian friendly planning makes for more pleasant streets. The above animation, from StreetFilms, demonstrates the raised crosswalk - just one of
A group of 16 Mexican NGOs put together a green prototype home as part of an eco-exhibit at the World Social Forum, which concluded Sunday. While not a complete house (it was missing a roof), the prototype home, set up on Mexico City's Zocalo, or
"Kenneth Fry is the president of Scenic America, and organization that works to preserve and enhance the visual character of America's communities. The visual pollution they try to address can be found almost anywhere, including places like Beltsville,
Changing the world and people's attitudes is a group effort; the more people working together for a common cause, the more effective it will be. At this joyous time of the year, Treehugger would like to recognise and salute the dedication and hard
Coincident with our coverage of Enermax, we find an article by Kevin Surace on how "New Approaches to Quiet Buildings Can Help Address Climate Change." He is not a disinterested observer, but CEO of Serious Materials, the startup that is looking to
Richard Florida wrote in the Globe and Mail (and I can't link because of their stupid fence) about the possible economic engine that could be Toronto, Buffalo and Rochester.
Tor-Buff-Chester is bigger than the San Francisco-Silicon Valley mega-region,
Richard Florida quotes Wendy Waters in "All About Cities" noting that City planners and economic development specialists are spending increasing amounts of time trying to make their cities attractive to younger, educated workers and the companies that
Based around the simple concept that cities incubate new businesses, connect people, ideas, money and markets while their ports and airports connect us to the world, a non-profit group called CEO's for Cities seeks to help augment and revive cities
Coincidentally, just after writing about Land Use and Climate Change, I happened to surf over to Carectomy, to see that "a newly published research project published by the Urban Land Institute points out, improving vehicle efficiency alone won't
Trucks laden with Fiji water may not be so welcome in Chicago; according to USA Today, "Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has endorsed a proposal to add a 10-cent tax to each bottle, which would bring the city about $21 million a year.