Planners and geographers discuss sustainable cities

ASU’s Office of Knowledge and Enterprise Development is producing a series of articles discussing aspects of what makes cities “sustainable.”  This question is a key focus for the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning; and its faculty feature prominently in the stories.

Read the first two stories in the series:

Sustaining our CitiesThe challenges of population growth, climate change and other fluctuating conditions present a need for cities to explore sustainability options. But what does sustainability mean, and how do we measure it?  (includes comments by David Pijawka, professor)

Curbing urban sprawl to make cities more sustainable:  Phoenix is dominated by its suburban sprawl, but this model is unsustainable over the long term. ASU researchers have found that sprawl retrofitting can be a solution.  (includes comments by Emily Talen, professor, and Aaron Golub, associate professor)

To learn more about the school’s sustainability-related work, see: