by Jodi Summers When Chicago was built, the city had a clean slate. In 1871, the Great Chicago Fire broke out, destroying an area of about 4 miles long and 1 mile wide –  a large swath of the city at the time. It was a city planner’s dream and set the precedent for worldwide […]

by Jodi Summers Man may now be aware of global warming, but we’ve been melting ice caps for more than 150 years. A NASA-led team of scientists has uncovered strong evidence that soot from a rapidly industrializing Europe caused the abrupt retreat of mountain glaciers in the European Alps that began in the 1860s, a […]

by Jodi Summers Bet you didn’t know that the ancient Sumerian city of Uruk was one of the first master-planned cities. Uruk was situated on an ancient channel of the Euphrates River, some 30 km east of modern As-Samawah, Al-Muthannā, Iraq,  The city was the main force of urbanization during the Uruk period (4000–3200 BC). […]

Edited by Jodi Summers The right work environment makes all the difference. Google, regularly voted the best company to work for in America, seeks to create the perfect work environment. Google’s goal (try saying that 5x fast) is to create the healthiest work environments possible so Google masterminds can thrive and innovate. From concept through […]

edited by Jodi Summers U.S. Political Royalty Hillary Rodham Clinton was the keynote speaker at Greenbuild 2013. Held at Temple University in Philadelphia Clinton was interviewed by U.S. Green Building Council president and CEO Rick Fedrizzi, She knows A practitioner of minimizing the carbon footprint, Secretary of State Clinton told the audience that being 15% […]

by Gemma Hastings As technology has improved it has touched nearly every aspect of our lives. Mobile phones, computers and the internet have changed the way we do everything from talking to friends to meeting deadlines. The home is the next frontier – just take a look at the big screen TV all your furniture […]