Irrigation and fertilization use varies across and even within cities. Sustainable management plans must rely on a more targeted approach.
Software company Opower thinks it can get consumers to use less electricity by instigating some friendly neighborhood competition.
New planning initiatives protect agriculture and nature, while still accommodating growth.
Ben Franklin said we must all hang together or we'll probably all hang separately. That must be the mantra of today's regional planners.
The poor are fleeing our cities, but life is not always greener, even when affordable housing comes with a two-car garage.
Since the 1970s, the cry has been to 'Save Our Cities' — often from the seductive call of the suburbs. But now our oldest suburbs themselves are under siege from the same problems.
Urban sprawl continues to increase. More and more land is being developed on the edges of wilderness or agricultural areas, affecting quality-of-life issues.