Social strategy games can help urban planners and developers learn the complex trade-offs between climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies in cities.
The unprecedented growth of cities in African countries has the potential to convert urban farming, a historical means of survival, into a viable livelihood for urban dwellers.
Offering property licenses to "squatter communities" may not make property rights more secure as investment and property markets fail to take newly registered property licenses seriously
Individuals of all economic backgrounds in developing countries demand public green spaces and are willing to give time and money for their maintenance.
Scientists examine how zoning and land use policy can protect environmentally sensitive areas at the fringe of the cities from damage by shantytowns. Political and social factors can often cause these policies to fail.
Life-cycle assessments on bed sheets reveal criteria for ideal product.
Life-cycle assessments and carbon footprinting of viable recycling and reuse options for food cartons provides a quantitative look that can aid in decision-making processes.
Electronic textiles are on the verge of mass-commercialization. Now is the time to think about their potential impacts…and act.
Some populations – often those with the fewest resources and constituting a racial minority – ultimately pay more for basic water and sewer services than others.
Coral reefs are one of the most critically endangered ecosystems on the planet, and untreated human waste is contributing to their decline.