"At a time when we recognise the city is getting hotter, it seems a little perverse to pave over some of the city’s last open spaces."
The demand for safe and stable homes is growing around the world, as are the risks of continuing carbon-intensive forms of construction. But there are ideas to meet housing and climate needs simultaneously.
EcoDistricts are a hyper-local model of urban planning focused on equity and environmental justice. The certification process can take years, and it's not always obvious what's changed.
Pre-pandemic, cycling was banned on 22 streets, including a majority of the city's main thoroughfares. Today, citizens are taking it up in droves.
The financial fallout from Covid-19 is starting to affect local governments' renewable-energy transition plans and climate action efforts.
Australia needs to build an extra 50,000 houses each year to meet demand. Current policy is making it awfully hard to do so.
A global green construction boom could help struggling economies emerge stronger from the pandemic but will require a radical rethink of this polluting material.
“For the first time, people realised the value of local agriculture.”
A C40 Cities report encourages mayors to prioritise equity and sustainability as they address residents’ needs during the pandemic.