The Livability List: Social Media Highlights, July 17-30

It's sometimes hard to keep up with all the news in land use and livability. On Twitter and Facebook, 1000 Friends strives to keep you informed about what matters. But don't worry if you miss something along the way--our Livability List recaps some of our recent social media highlights.

To hear the news as it happens, be sure to follow us on Twitter or "Like" our Facebook page. And invite your friends or coworkers to join us, too!

ASA's Landsat satellite captured astounding images of changing American landscapes.

Portland ranked 50/51 in greenhouse gas emissions per capita, according to a new CEOs For Cities report.

We announced an upcoming happy hour with Matt Yglesias.

A Register-Guard guest view argued that the new federal transportation bill is a disappointment.

Residents of Corvallis walk to work more than anyone in the Northwest, according to the Sightline Institute.

Atlantic Cities looked at the importance of location for green schools, focusing on Portland's Rosa Parks Elementary.

Oregon's first net-zero education building, in Newberg, was featured by Fast Company Design.

The Fiscal Times looked at how some suburbs are becoming more walkable.

The Sightline Institute reported on differences in rural sprawl in the Portland region between Oregon and Washington. (Map at right.)

Walking and biking to school is a big factor in teenager's health, a new study found.