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Sustainable Urban Landscape Information Series (SULIS)

This outstanding site from the University of Minnesota Extension offers a detailed guide to designing, creating, and maintaining sustainable urban landscapes. Aimed at both the public and the horticulture/ landscape industry, the site is composed of four main sections. The first, Design, takes users on a detailed trip through the process of envisioning, planning, and designing landscapes that are...

https://extension.umn.edu/lawns-and-landscapes/landscape-des...
Materials and Energy Flows in the Earth Science Century

This USGS Circular, "Materials and Energy Flows in the Earth Science Century -- A Summary of a Workshop Held by the USGS in November 1998," takes a "thorough and holistic view of the materials flow cycle, wherein materials are tracked throughout their life cycle from extraction, through manufacturing, consumer use, reuse, recycling, and disposition." The circular ends with selected references and...

https://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/2000/c1194/
U.S. Green Building Council

From the Department of Energy's Center of Excellence for Sustainable Development, this Green Buildings site serves as a detailed metapage for environmentally conscious architects, engineers, and builders. As the introduction to the site points out, "The design, construction, and maintenance of buildings has a tremendous impact on our environment and our natural resources." The site offers...

https://www.usgbc.org/
Planetizen: The Planning and Development Network

Over the past few decades, many ideas in the field of planning have become almost buzz-words in the popular press, including Sustainable Developmentā€ and New Urbanism. With the increased interest in planning, PLANetizen was created three years ago as "a public-interest information exchange for the urban planning and development community." The site features a host of frequently updated links to...

https://www.planetizen.com/
Amidst a "green" movement, one Chicagoan lives a particularly green and sustainable lifestyle

Portland Number One Sustainable City-Again http://news.opb.org/article/3120-portland-number-one-sustainable-city-again/ City of Chicago Climate Action [pdf] http://www.chicagoclimateaction.org/ SustainLane's 2008 US City Rankings http://www.sustainlane.com/us-city-rankings/ United States Environmental Protection Agency: Personal Emissions...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2008/0926
Portland Regional Planning History

How has the Portland area grown and how will it grow in the future? It's a timely question for public policy analysts, local residents, and community activists. To help answer this and other questions, analysts and activists alike can make use of the Oregon Sustainable Community Digital Library, which is a central online repository for the collection and dissemination of key urban planning...

https://pdxscholar.library.pdx.edu/oscdl_planning/