As cool roofs spread to cut urban heat, the asphalt industry is fighting hard to stop cool pavements.
By Arthur Allen
At the Greenbuild conference in Philadelphia in November, the National Asphalt Pavement Association booth featured a provocative report, packaged as a little booklet by three engineers at Arizona State University. Continue reading War Over Cool Pavement Heats Up→
The indomitable will of the mesquite tree is a source of Lone Star State pride and consternation.
By Constance Casey
“I could ask for no better monument over my grave than a good mesquite tree, its roots down deep like those of people who belong to the soil, its hardy branches, leaves, and fruit holding memories of the soil.” Continue reading Mesquite: Texas Stubborn→
Around San Francisco Bay, land is scarce and costly. And people have opinions.
By Peter Harnik and Ryan Donahue
Emeryville, California, squeezed between Oakland, Berkeley, and the San Francisco Bay Bridge, has 10,000 residents and 20,000 daytime workers on only 1.2 square miles of land. For most of the 20th century it was an industrial center, known for meatpacking plants and a Sherwin-Williams paint factory. It has since evolved into a shopping destination and a hub for biotech and software. Continue reading The Bay Area Park Squeeze→
The Department of Housing and Urban Development and its partners this past summer announced the 10 finalist teams for Rebuild by Design (RBD), a multistage competition to rethink development in the New York City area after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. Continue reading Backstage at Rebuild by Design→
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