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Slow Streets: The Sustainable Way to Reduce Car Usage and Create Community

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Written by Nolan Rogers, SSI Sustainable Landscapes Intern Conventional street design in most American cities is currently focused on getting cars from point A to B, with little concern for other uses. This often results in high speed corridors connecting parking lots, with nonexistent or unused sidewalks, and unsafe conditions for bicyclists. Designing cities in this way discourages […]

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration Joins the Sustainability Conversation

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) joins the conversation about sustainability by recognizing the need to focus on social sustainability. Sustainability encompasses environmental, economical, and social issues, yet oftentimes the environment gains more attention above the other two. It remains important to view the three pillars as integrated as possible and not as separate issues. […]

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