Fortune Magazine's illustrator shows abandoned land in Detroit being converted into "cutting edge, city style farms. Solar panels and windmills power vertical growing systems that are efficient, attractive, and
Great Lakes freighters are not pretty boats, stubby and slab-sided, and travel from mines to mills unnoticed except when they sink, as the Edmund Fitzgerald did. But people are noticing them now, as some very strange bedfellows
Hot on the heels of Ecosteal.com is the new Guffly.com, which claims that it just might be the "lovechild of eco-friendly and style." Daily deals on green items are just a click away.
Guffly Team. Image via: Guffly.com
When Adam Stein criticized vertical farms and urban agriculture as "pie in the sky", his principle argument was that downtown urban real estate was too valuable for growing food, and that it would be better
Since 9/11 the American border with Canada has been thickened and secured dramatically, but one can't put a wall around the fact but so many of our economic and environmental problems are cross-border. Windsor, Ontario is south of
Toby Barlow writes about making Detroit a city for cyclists instead of cars.While bike enthusiasts in most urban areas continue to have to fight for their place on the streets, Detroit has the potential to become a new bicycle utopia.
Nancy Gioia is a big wheel at Ford where she oversees sustainable transportation projects. In the second part of our chat, Gioia illuminates the future of diesels, Obama's new MPG standards, and the lackluster promise of the hydrogen highway. She also
In the smoking ashes of Detroit, Ford Motor Company looks a lot like the last man standing, which could have great big implications for the green car race. Nancy Gioia heads up Ford’s Sustainable Mobility programs—she shares with TreeHugger how her
We've wondered what role rail and high speed rail -- "Obama's signature issue," for which at least $8 billion is laid out over the next few years -- will play in the new economically stimulated United States, and asked if it's the answer many think it
Photos: Corine Vermeulen-Smith
The Dequindre Cut is Now Open to the Public!
A Detroit railroad line that has been abandoned since the 1980s has now been turned into a 1.2 mile biking and walking path, and Detroit officials assure us that this is only
Every time I write about Detroit, its promise and its great architecture that should be saved, people who live there post comments suggesting that I don't know what I am talking about. JDG at Sweet Juniper, a website written by " just two more people
Yesterday I wrote about the possible loss of Michigan Central Station in Detroit, which I considered a tragedy. Citizens of Detroit disagreed, saying that there was no money, there were other greater needs, and that it was too far gone to be saved.
Anyone who cares about architecture should be just sick about what is going on in Detroit: The mayor wants an "emergency demolition" of one of the city's greatest buildings, the Michigan Central Station, designed by the