You may not be thinking lofty topics like public health and environmentalism when you grill fish in your backyard, but Barton Seaver says the path to understanding such complex topics in human terms goes right through our stomachs ...
After years of legal hurdles and local opposition, the first offshore wind farm in the U.S. is moving forward off the coast of Cape Cod. Maryland is getting into the act, recently passing legislation to help develop an offshore wind project planned for Ocean City.
A new photography exhibit at the National Archives explores Documerica, a little-known Environmental Protection Agency project created in the 1970s. Photographers commissioned by the agency traveled around the country, capturing images of environmental pollution, as well as a changing society.
Wider sidewalks, front door thresholds with no step up, buttons on traffic signals that give pedestrians a bit longer to cross the street. Kojo explores urban design that accommodates an aging population.
Public interest design emphasizes a "triple bottom line" that incorporates ecological, economic and social issues in the planning process. We speak to professionals in the field who'd like to see the trend grow.