Could New York become the greenest city in the world? This video illustrates newly implemented changes, ranging from increased bicycle infrastructure, a bus rapid transport system, and ambitious pedestrianisation of public space. Are New York’s efforts proof that cities are beginning to realise they need to improve quality of life for urban dwellers?

By Joe Peach

Sustainable Landscape Architecture, Parks & Gardens

The Sustainable Sites Initiative is an interdisciplinary effort by the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and the United States Botanic Garden to create voluntary national guidelines and performance benchmarks for sustainable land design, construction and maintenance practices.