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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

Millions of Americans regularly breathe polluted air. Communities in 49 states, plus Washington, D.C., experienced elevated levels of smog pollution in 2015, and every state...

Apr 6, 2017 Blog Post

The history of urban policy over the last century suggests that the words we use to describe our city neighborhoods matter – a lot.

Sep 7, 2016 Blog Post

The big money in the U.S. isn’t flowing into streetcars or even transit in general. It never has. Instead, it continues to flow, as always,...

Dec 31, 2015 Blog Post