Livable Progress

By MMS Consultants | Discover the latest information about progressive and sustainable land development projects and urban planning

The 10 best US states — and why they are great places to live

Do you ever fantasize about a big move? Do you dream of a new city or state, a more exciting (or less stressful) new job and a beautiful new house or …

Reclaimed Water Reduces Stress on Freshwater Supplies

Courtesy: Veolia Water Technologies<p><i>Power generation need not be another source of strain on diminishing freshwater resources. Well-established water</i> …

Energy

Getting smart about affordable housing: trending concepts worth a look

Liz Enbysk, editor of the Compassionate Cities initiative for the Smart Cities Council describes the smart and creative approaches to affordable …

Housing

Make Liveable Cities, Not Smart Cities

Former mayors of Adelaide and Barcelona share their expertise on how to make a smart city; Urban development secretary talks about raising civil …

Smart Cities

How A Smart University Design Can Help Revitalize A City

Monterrey Tec’s plan to reintegrate with its surrounding neighborhood is bringing over $1 billion in investments to a previously neglected area.<p>When the Tecnológico de Monterrey was built in 1943, all that surrounded it were wide-open fields. Slowly, Monterrey Tec grew into a multi-campus …

Urban Design

Walkable communities are making a comeback

It is a controversial issue: are walkable cities more desirable among young people? Or are they heading to the suburbs like their boomer parents did? …

Millennials

The 5 technologies that are going to define the next decade in cities

Cities have always been hubs of technological experimentation, shaped by the people who inhabit them and the tools they use. We can still see the marks, both charming and garish, from technologies of years past — from old aqueducts to telephone booths to the damage done by cars.<p>The next wave of …

Cities

New report shows millennials are leaving coastal cities, choosing central ones

Charlotte, Austin, Nashville and others are top destinations<p>A new analysis of a decade’s worth of U.S. Census data shows more and more millennials are settling in cities away from California and the northeast. Posted on Apartment List’s Rentonomics blog, the report found that metro areas in the …

The world's 10 most famous planned towns

To mark 50 years since the birth of Milton Keynes, we go on the trail of other planned towns and cities around the world.<p>1. Milton Keynes<p>The Buckinghamshire new town hits half a century today (January 23) and is celebrating all year with a series of events. Famous for its concrete cows, linear …

Buckinghamshire

Not renewable: Bill would ban utilities from using renewable energy

A new bill would require utilities to use only approved energy sources like coal, natural gas and nuclear power<p>On the first day of the state’s legislative session, nine Republican lawmakers filed legislation that would bar utilities from using electricity produced by large-scale renewable energy …