Addresses questions arising from the intersection of environment and urban and industrial organization, including issues of technology, landscape, and social organization.
How cities can build on the “sharing economy” and smart technology to deliver a “sharing paradigm” that supports justice, solidarity, and sustainability.
How the decentralized, automobile-oriented, and fuel-consuming model of American suburban development might change.
What happens when natural gas drilling moves into an urban area: how communities in North Texas responded to the environmental and health threats of fracking.
A proposal for a new chemicals strategy: that we work to develop safer alternatives to hazardous chemicals rather than focusing exclusively on controlling them.
An examination of the central role of water politics and engineering in Spain’s modernization, illustrating water’s part in forging, maintaining, and transforming social power.
Stories of environmental stewardship in communities from New Orleans to Soweto accompany an interdisciplinary framework for understanding civic ecology as a global phenomenon.
An architect makes the case for rail transit as the critical infrastructure for a fluidly functioning and environmentally sustainable urban society.
The story of the evolution of the urban freeway, the competing visions that informed it, and the emerging alternatives for more sustainable urban transportation.
An examination of informal urban activities—including street vending, garage sales, and unpermitted housing—that explores their complexity and addresses related planning and regulatory issues.
An examination of environmental revitalization efforts in low-income communities in Boston, Barcelona, and Havana that help heal traumatized urban neighborhoods.
An examination of barriers that impede and incentives that motivate the global development and deployment of cleaner energy technologies, with case studies from China.
How business appropriated the pastoral landscape, as seen in the corporate campus, the corporate estate, and the office park.
How small-to-midsize Rust Belt cities can play a crucial role in a low-carbon, sustainable, and relocalized future.
An illustrated history of the American city’s evolution from sparsely populated village to regional metropolis.
How the success and popularity of recycling has diverted attention from the steep environmental costs of manufacturing the goods we consume and discard.
Campus leaders describe how community colleges, publicly funded universities, and private liberal arts colleges across America are integrating sustainability into curriculum, policies, and programs.
Experts consider green construction and the social, institutional, and cultural changes associated with it, through a sociological and organizational lens.
An analysis that offers evidence to challenge the widely held assumption that urbanization and environmental quality are necessarily at odds.
An examination of anti–water privatization movements in the United States and Canada that explores the interplay of the local and the global.
A guide to today’s urban cycling renaissance, with information on cycling’s health benefits, safety, bikes and bike equipment, bike lanes, bike sharing, and other topics.
An examination of how garbage reveals the relationships between the global and the local, the economic and the ecological, and the historical and the contemporary.
An examination of the politics of green jobs that foresees a potential ideological shift away from neoliberalism toward “developmentalism.”
Examines the evolution of an undervalued urban space and how conflicts over competing uses—from the right to sit to the right to parade—have been negotiated.
A history of of the industrial ecosystem that focuses on the biological sewage treatment plant as an early example.
Case studies exploring how experts’ encounters with environmental justice are changing technical and scientific practice.
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