Archinect - News 2014-09-02T19:49:22-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/98205597/11-reasons-the-un-should-make-cities-the-focus-of-its-forthcoming-sustainable-development-goals 11 Reasons the UN Should Make Cities the Focus of Its Forthcoming Sustainable Development Goals Alexander Walter 2014-04-17T13:44:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T20:55:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/65/65379ae8956a57d00d111e2abf85ea4d.jpg" width="514" height="242" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Last week I attended the seventh World Urban Forum in Medell&iacute;n, Colombia, where more than 20,000 city leaders, urbanists, and planners from more than 160 countries met to discuss the future of cities across the globe. [...] Unfortunately, a number of important countries, the U.S. and Canada among them, remain worryingly undecided about joining this widespread call for a city-specific SDG from countries as diverse as Germany, Colombia, and Ghana.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/51269473/state-of-alabama-bans-sustainable-development State of Alabama Bans Sustainable Development Archinect 2012-06-13T15:07:00-04:00 >2012-06-14T10:01:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/18/18vc12iwaugs5byw.jpg" width="360" height="480" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The folks in Alabama have just passed a law that says quite clearly that they don&rsquo;t want anything to do with sustainability. Though they might not have any problem with clean air and water and all that, it seems to be the planning for it that is the problem. Because planning, after all, is apparently what communists do.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>