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Our world is increasingly urbanized and should be increasingly sustainable too. Read about implemented and potential green fixes to create sustainable, equitable cities around the globe. 

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We are lucky to have pristine, beautiful wild places to explore. Learn about policies that threaten them, ways to practice conservation, and enjoy tales from the trail here.

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Policy is an important tool for building a just and sustainable world. Read about policy green fixes, about policies that brought us to where we are today, and ideas for the future.

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February 4, 2019

I’ll admit, my favorite part of Super Bowl Sunday is the food, the beer, and the commercials. And the more I watched the commercials last night the more I started to realize that there was something different about the commercials this year. And before you try to guess...

January 31, 2019

Climate Change Impacts

Much of central and northern United States faced extreme cold temperatures this week, with temperatures reaching -60F with windchill in parts of the Midwest. These temperatures were caused by the polar vortex, a wind formation that forms every win...

January 24, 2019

One of the great things about city life is how close you are to everything and everyone else. In many cities, most people can get by without owning a car and just rely on some combination of walking, biking, taking the bus or train, ridesharing, and even scootering. Wi...

December 19, 2018

Five companies were recently approved to begin seismic airgun blasting to find oil under the Atlantic Ocean between Delaware and Florida. Seismic blasting is devastating for whales (dolphins included), negatively impacting how they communicate, feed, and mate.

One speci...

November 8, 2018

The United Nations (UN) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) most recent Special Report in October 2018 highlighted the need for global action to address climate change and lower carbon emissions. One of the most impactful collaborative actions that could...

October 20, 2018

I recently read a book, The Ends of the World by Peter Brannen, that talks quite a lot about carbon. The amount of carbon dioxide that was in the atmosphere millions of years ago, the burning of carbon based fuels, the potential of carbon free energy, the global econom...

August 21, 2018

The origin of many American environmental regulations can be traced back to the 1960's, when policy makers and scientists united in agreement that pollution and environmental degradation needed to be addressed. Over the next two decades much progress happened on that f...

March 29, 2018

Despite the presence of women in the field of urban planning there are very few aspects of urban planning that are predominantly designed with women in mind. It’s not that urban planners are specifically designing places for men - it’s that they aren’t specifically rea...

February 16, 2018

Cities across the globe are learning that they have to pay more attention to the natural world around them. Whether that's because of flooding, wildfires, droughts, landslides, or storms, they have to make some big changes. In 2015, after fatal floods had become a regu...

January 21, 2018

Robert Moses was one of the biggest names in urban planning in the mid-twentieth century, and one of the most polarizing. He was widely known for his strong opinions and disagreements. He had some incredible achievements, among them persuading the United Nations to loc...

December 7, 2017

According to the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), flooding causes more damage in the United States than any other severe weather related event. Flooding damages cost an average of $5 billion a year in the United States, and flooding occurs in all f...

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