Sustainability

One State's 'Moral Responsibility' to Make Apparel More Sustainable

New York lawmakers introduced the first "fashion sustainability" bill in the U.S. It would require global brands to disclose their climate and social impacts.

State Spending on Anti-poverty Programs Could Substantially Reduce Child Abuse and Neglect

Public investments in benefit programs could save tens of thousands of children from being victims of child abuse and have important later-life effects on child welfare and overall health.

Cities Retrofit United Nations’ Goals to Remake the World

“The work of U.S. mayors and regional leaders has taken global center stage,” said the director of Brookings’ Metropolitan Policy Program.

How Sustainable Is Your City?

An Ohio city was named most sustainable for the second year in a row in Site Selection's annual rankings.

Maine’s Offshore Wind Promise Goes Unfulfilled, Advocates Say

Proponents of the renewable energy hope the state’s next governor embraces new technology local universities are developing to advance the industry.

Houston's Former Mayor Still Waiting for an 'Adequate' Federal Response to Hurricane Harvey

Plus her thoughts on how the city balances industry with environmental sustainability.

Making the Business Case for Cities-Driven Climate Protections

“Today it is no longer the case that greater prosperity means increased carbon emissions,” said Phoenix's mayor, ahead of the U.S. Conference of Mayors 85th Annual Meeting in Miami Beach this weekend.

Taking City Sustainability to the Next Level

“[T]here’s no question we can’t rely on Washington, D.C., to lead if we are going to make any progress toward our climate goals,” San José Mayor Sam Liccardo said.

Smart City Development Is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Chula Vista took a decade to ensure the West Coast’s largest waterfront smart development is built with sustainability in mind.

Detroit Mini-Park Revitalization Project Looks to Improve Neglected Parcels

The Knight Cities Challenge awards 'Give a Park, Get a Park' proposal a major grant to better manage city resources and work with local property owners.