The Built Environment Issue
What does the 'built environment' mean? Answer: virtually everything around us that's man-made. For generations, humans have changed the landscape around them. Today, technology is taking us way beyond our wildest dreams. Here's a look at the projects, challenges and impact of what we build.
Honor, Mich. was a small town that had so much going for it. But along the way, it got off track. Now, residents are trying to reclaim their beloved town by restoring a sense of "place."
Philadelphia's Postgreen Homes lures buyers with a rare promise: eco-friendly new construction for less than $300,000. Despite a tough economy, the company has sold nine houses. Here's why.
The LEED green building ratings system has been criticized for being limited in scope and difficult to achieve. Can the USGBC bring it to the masses? We drop by to find out.
As the world's population booms, architects and designers increasingly look to mimic biology to create less polluting, more efficient buildings and cities.