sustainable development

Permaculture Design and Environmental Studies at UTSI, Costa Rica

I am currently working on a project in the Southwest coast of Costa Rica in the town of Uvita just North of the Osa Peninsula.  This project is called the Uvita Tropical Studies Institute.  The website can be found at  The Osa Peninsula region is an environmental gem. &n... read more »

Southeast Florida Creates a Plan for Sustainable Development Using New Urbanism Principles

“We get to pull the lens back far enough to have an opportunity to make the place more prosperous and a nicer place to live." Victor Dover (Miami Herald) ... read more »

Stephen Coyle's Sustainable and Resilient Communities

Sustainable and Resilient Communities: A Comprehensive Action Plan for Towns, Cities, and Regions, the first book from Town Green-founder Stephen Coyle, is a hands-on, sleeves-up text that provides explicit prescriptions for how to fundamentally create the foundations for successful places... read more »

Federal Stimulus Threatened to Overrun Small Town with Sprawl

As most readers of CNU's site know only too well, the federal government has a history of subsidizing sprawl, wittingly or not. ... read more »

North Carolina Plans for Growth

A great effort initiated by CNU member Ben Brown! ... read more »

Eco-Villages and Urbanism

A concept that offers exciting new options for sustainable urban renewal in U.S. cities. ... read more »