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Our annual ranking finds that cities across the country are expanding their solar power capacities. When a good idea gains momentum, widespread public support and...

May 29, 2020 Blog Post
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Three Strategies to Transform Transportation in America

In the U.S., transportation is climate enemy number one. America’s transportation system produces more greenhouse gas emissions than any other sector of our economy and,...

Feb 25, 2020 Report
Boston commuter rail log

In our transition toward a carbon free society we need to make public transit as appealing as possible. But a week long log of riding...

Feb 14, 2020 Blog Post

In Boston, a city overflowing with cars, and with a transit system that feels increasingly decrepit, a massive new development project is taking place at...

Jan 27, 2020 Blog Post

Nancy Schön, the sculptor behind the “Make Way for Ducklings” statues in the Boston Public Garden, is also responsible for something completely different: a popular...

Jan 7, 2020 Blog Post
Big Projects. Bigger Price Tags. Limited Benefits.

Year after year, state and local governments propose billions of dollars’ worth of new and expanded highways that often do little to reduce congestion or...

Jun 17, 2019 Report
How Smart Local Policies Are Expanding Solar Power in America

Shining Cities 2018 ranks the largest U.S. cities by installed solar PV capacity and shows that effective public policies – more than the availability of...

Apr 4, 2018 Report
The Environmental Benefits of a Compact and Connected Austin

Austin, Texas, is experiencing explosive population growth and increasing suburban sprawl. Growing Greener reviews academic and other literature on the environmental benefits and potential impacts...

Oct 23, 2017 Report

Repurposing balconies and bridges is part of a wider movement of “biophilic design,” which integrates nature and natural materials and forms into architecture and design...

Aug 10, 2017 Blog Post

Getting off fossil fuels will take some hard work. The good news is that as cities across the country begin implementing climate plans, knowing what...

Aug 9, 2017 Blog Post

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