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Defining and Measuring Sustainability

An emphasis on generally accepted sustainability metrics can help ensure that sustainability substance dominates sustainability symbols.

by |October 7, 2019
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A Sustainability Indicator to Compare the Bike Friendliness of U.S. Cities

An index created by a student would measure how well cities are encouraging bicycling through infrastructure, safety, and clean air.

by |October 2, 2019
Kytt MacManus, standing left, and Dorothee Grant, sitting right, look at a computer monitor as they study images of nightime lights data.

Bright Lights, Big Cities: An Intern Takes on the World of Remote Sensing

Intern Dorothee Grant is using daytime and nighttime lights satellite data to help map urban areas at large spatial scales.

by |October 1, 2019
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Climate Change and Economic Consumption

Climate change requires nothing less than transforming the nature of economic production and consumption: Not to consume less, but to consume without destroying the planet that sustains us.

by |September 30, 2019

You Asked: Should We All Go Vegetarian or Vegan to Reduce Our Carbon Footprint?

Short answer: Moderation is key.

by |September 26, 2019
Karenna Gore speaks at a rally protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline

Karenna Gore on the Intersection of Faith, Climate Change, and Social Justice

How the daughter of Al Gore has forged her own unique path on addressing the biggest challenge of modern times.

by |September 25, 2019

Alum Works on Embedding Sustainability into Business Operations

Andrea Gomez Vesga works at ABM Industries Inc. as their corporate sustainability manager.

by |September 24, 2019

Just Climate Change Action: The Importance and Challenges of Centering Indigenous Wisdom and Perspectives

Indigenous communities are on the frontlines of the climate crisis, leading the way for innovative actions rooted in first-hand experiences of climate disasters and shifts, and knowledge transferred across generations.

Beyond Climate: The Crisis of Environmental Sustainability

Environmental sustainability requires that we stop global warming, but we must move beyond climate change and address the other critical challenges confronting the planet.

by |September 23, 2019
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Building Resilience in Vieques, Puerto Rico

In the two years since Hurricane Maria, the Urban Design Lab has been working with the small island community to design resilient homes, community centers, and sustainable infrastructure.

by |September 20, 2019