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 […]

by Jodi Summers They’ve controlled smoking, now on to controlling water use…soon the City may be monitoring every time you take a shower, flush the toilet, and water the lawn. In 2010, the last time that Santa Monica participated in the Urban Water Management Plan required by the state, SM city officials saddled themselves with […]

edited by Jodi Summers The City of Santa Monica is conducting a Zero Waste Survey and would like your input. The City has indicated that there are three different surveys and has provided the following instructions: We have three different surveys; a Commercial survey, a Single family (house) survey and a Multifamily (apartment/ condo dwellers) […]