Sustainability Breakthroughs

There are signs of hope, in terms of environmental safety, being shown in the small town St.Kjeld, Copenhagen Denmark. After an extremely destructive cloudburst in 2011 the city decided to become proactive about future protection from natural disasters. City officials acknowledged the powerful trajectory of global warming and created a climate-change-adapted neighborhood. In this neighborhood…

The Resilience of The Urban Community: Where Do We Go from Here?

In “The Rise of Resilience: Linking Resilience and Sustainability in City Planning,” author Timon McPhearson claims resilience “needs to be linked to sustainability so that the resilience we are trying to plan and design for actually helps us move towards desired future sustainable systems states, and not undesirable ones.” This is because “in the sustainability…

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