April 7,2022, 12:00-1:00pm EDT Green Cities 2022: Antwerp and Groningen Resilient City Systems in the Low Countries: Landscape and Urbanism

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PLAYING RECORDING OF LECTURE The next session of Green Cities 2022 will bring together a landscape architect and an urbanist. Based in Belgium and the Netherlands, the two designers will talk about their experience and share their views on the future of their respective professions. Abstract: Since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and Sandy in 2012, […]

Getting To Zero

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A message by Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, CSU President Seventh Edition of CSU NEWS On March 3, 2022, I participated in a panel discussion at the New York Build Conference at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. The panel was titled “A Sustainable Built Environment – Steps Towards Net Zero by 2050”. In […]

CSU Photo Contest

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It’s a momentous day! CSU News is excited to announce the opening of our new virtual photo contest and we’d love you to be a part of it. Be one of the first to send your cityscape photo to the CSU News today! Whether you’re an amateur or professional photographer, we’d love to see some of […]

New Sustainable Favela Network Map Makes Palpable The Sheer Diversity of Community Solutions from Rio de Janeiro’s Favelas

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By Beatriz Carvalho and Theresa Williamson Rio de Janeiro’s Sustainable Favela Network (SFN) recently launched an update to its Sustainable Favela Network Map. The results were presented during its last meeting of 2021, with 79 network members in attendance from favelas across Greater Rio de Janeiro. The Sustainable Favela Network brings together favela collectives installing […]

Perspectives on Research for Sustainable  Urbanization

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By Dr. Don Okpala, Guest contributo Introduction “Humanity has the ability to make development sustainable –to ensure that it meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. – (World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987:8). The departure point of research for sustainable  urbanization can be  […]

2022 Green Cities Lecture Series #1: State of California

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By Kevin Connaughton The Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization (CSU) kicked off the first of its 2022 Green Cities webinar lecture series with a discussion around sustainability and development efforts in the state of California.  The Green Cities series serves as spaces for conversation about innovations and policies concerning urban sustainability on a global scale. This […]

Rethinking Cities to Achieve Sustainability for all

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By Dr. Yasemin Afacan In 2015, United Nations (UN) had adopted the 2030 agenda for a fifteen-year plan. This agenda is based on the idea of ‘no one is leaving behind’ and is comprised of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These SDGs are defined as a universal call to protect the planet and improve health […]