Category: Cities

  1. Renewables siting must take the path of least conflict

    Global

    In most developed countries, renewable energy siting has been plagued with delays, contract extensions, and “NIMBY” protests. Project developers and government planning agencies must be transparent and inclusive in their decision-making to gain public support and reduce the environmental and social negative spillover effects of energy expansion projects

  2. Toward a more natural cityscape

    Global

    After nearly a century of believing that engineering solutions could conquer nature to make cities productive and efficient centers of socio-economic development, some urban planners now realize that nature is something to design with, not against. But how do we invite nature back in when cities have been built to keep nature out?

  3. Cities as vanguards for action

    Global

    The future of our planet and its people rests significantly on cities. This decade, we must transform how cities operate to drive global efforts on sustainable development, climate action, and recovery from COVID-19