05 Sep 2018

Since the Paris Climate Agreement solidified an “all hands on deck” approach to climate change, cities, regions and businesses have become key contributors to mitigation, adaptation and finance efforts.

Research report
23 Aug 2016

This article presents an overview of green building economics and policies through a survey of theoretical and empirical evidence concerning green building practices. We define green building policy as policies that affect the entire life of the building, from design and construction to operation and deconstruction.

Journal article
02 Aug 2018

This guide is intended for community members who see an opportunity to create better streets, but may be struggling to get their neighbors on board or spur government officials into action.

Guide
25 Jul 2018

What’s in a fence? More than you’d think. In neighborhoods where as little as about $1,000 was spent transforming a vacant lot with some grass, a few trees, and a short wooden fence, people felt less depressed and less worthless.

Commentary
20 Jul 2018

A growing body of evidence suggests that contact with nature, often referred to as green or blue space (ie, vegetated areas or water bodies), is associated with multiple health benefits.

Journal article
15 Aug 2017

Comparison of Green Building Standards (2010-12) including IgCC, ASHRAE 189.1, NGBS, Green Globes, LEED and Living Building Challenge.
 

Website
22 Mar 2018

This resource provides an in-depth insight into how to engage citizens and city-building in the complex, contemporary city.

Book
01 Sep 2017

Every year, between 3 and 4 million people around the world die as a result of air pollution and its lifelong impacts on human health, from asthma to cardiac disease to strokes. Each summer, thousands of unnecessary deaths result from heat waves in urban areas. Studies have shown that trees are a cost-effective solution for both of these challenges.

Report
13 Apr 2017

View the Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990–2015 (published 2017), developed by the U.S. Government to meet U.S. commitments under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Annual Report
18 Jan 2018

A university's sustainability report shows improvement in waste reduction and energy conservation.

Website
11 Jan 2018

This report shows how society benefits when buildings can withstand natural disasters.

Report
08 Jan 2018

There is an opportunity for traditional public transit agencies to leverage the potential of flexible route, on-demand microtransit.

Report