sustainable development

An approach to developing anything that recognizes the need to meet the challenges of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Draft Sustainable Land Development Code (SLDC) Chapters Now Available

The first four chapters of the Sustainable Land Development Code (SLDC) were released to the Santa Fe, NM Board of County Commissioners (BCC)…

iEmployee: Motivate Employees and Avoid a Robot Uprising

Break traditional concepts of "human capital" and achieve business success via employee motivation. And how not to motivate employees based on surprising psychological…

The Power of a Population

As we seek to discover new methods of generating and harnessing energy, there is one source that is worth discussing: the human body.

Greenwashing Labor Injustices in Dubai

Construction projects should not be considered Green or sustainable unless they have applied equal consideration to all resources used. In Dubai, the labor…

In Defense of Bicycle and Pedestrian Project Funding

3p is proud to partner with the Presidio Graduate School’s Macroeconomics course on a blogging series about “the economics of sustainability.” This post…

Open Letter to Presidio Graduate School MBA Students and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation

SLDI Responds to Presidio Students' open letter to the David and Lucille Packard Foundation
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Bug Bites: Insects Might Be the Protein of Tomorrow

A strong case can be made for grubbing on bugs, but in the United States and Europe there’s a prevalent cultural bias against…

Sustainable America Part 2: It Took a “Bearheart” Land Developer to Revitalize a Vital Wetland

By: Richard Thornton – Community Planner, Architect and Native American Historian Five hundred years ago, the young Spanish colonial town of Pensacola was…
A sunflower on a remote Mexican farm (courtesy Wiki Commons)

Mexican Farmers Win Economic Opportunities and Create Healthier Supply Chains

PepsiCo, has committed to purchasing sunflower oil sourced from farmers in Mexico. The arrangement will also lead to its snack food products becoming…
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Why Second-Hand Shopping Isn’t Truly Guilt-Free

As a long term, lifetime thrift store shopper, I have always taken great satisfaction in my ability to build wardrobes without paying retail…
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Rooting Your Portfolio in Positive-Impact Real Estate

Can an investment help the pocketbook and the planet at the same time? Definitely, says R. Paul Herman, author of The HIP Investor: Making…
The untapped potential for rooftop solar in Brooklyn, NY.

Jump Starting the Solar Economy Means Bringing Solar to Every Home, One Neighborhood at a Time

Through Community Solar programs—which overcome the high upfront costs of going solar and the complexities of solar subsidy programs—we can jumpstart the solar…

Sierra Club’s Nukespeak Revives the Nuclear Debate

It was nearly 30 years ago, in the wake of the Three Mile Island nuclear accident, when the classic Nukespeak from Sierra Club…

Sustainable America Part 1: Ancient Architecture and Town Planning

All across America, archaeologists and anthropologists, along with geneticists, linguists, geologists, and some of America’s native peoples, are assembling new data, reassessing older…
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Mountain Riders Alliance: Skiers Founding a Movement through Social Media

How the power of social media has been leveraged to found a movement that is seeking to revolutionize the ski industry. The buzz…