• Federal Stimulus Plan for Highways Fails an Already Failed System

    The billions in the stimulus package earmarked for roads is the largest investment in the federal highway system since its creation. But it merely paves over a problem instead of solving it.

  • We Don't Need More Housing, We Need Smarter Housing

    The NAHB says the best way to kick-start the economy is to build more housing. But we've already got enough right now. Instead, let's make development a smarter, more-sustainable business.

  • On the Surface

    A new generation of eco-friendly paints can absorb pollution, offer insulation, and even collect solar energy.

  • Into the Wild

    To understand sustainability, designers need to explore the outdoors.

  • Tear Down This Wall

    There are many reasons why building a wall to separate the U.S. and Mexico won't work.

  • Blight Future

    The built environment is at much as risk as the natural environment.

  • Automatic Architecture

    The ultimate goal of green building? How about automation?

  • Water World

    How cities will adapt to the emergent threats of climate change—extreme storms, flooding, and rising sea levels.

  • Shooting Green

    What's the best way to photograph a green building?

  • Is Bigger Better?



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