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It’s not that everything is going to be gentrified because of transit — that’s not what we’re arguing. But in Los Angeles, you have the highest possibility of gentrification near stations than in other areas.

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Tag Archives: Climate Change

March 19, 2017
March 16, 2017
Paris Mayor Tackles Climate Change With or Without Trump
Bloomberg

Mayor Anne Hidalgo of Paris spoke with Bloomberg’s David Gura at the Women4Climate conference at Columbia University in New York City Wednesday. A passionate advocate for tackling climate change, the mayor addressed concerns over President Trump withdrawing from the Paris Accord.

March 15, 2017
Installation: Spatial Boundaries Amidst Climate Change
Archinect

With layered narration from writers and the input of a climate scientist, the 40-foot long table installation known as “Indoor City” designed by Founder Rome Prize Fellows Phu Hoang and Rachely Rotem.

In Trump Era, Cities Must Battle Climate Change
Reuters

Cities must step in to fight climate change if national governments like the United States under President Trump back off commitments to slow global warming, a top New York City official said on Wednesday.

Climate Change Forcing Us To Reinvent Rural Transport
World Bank

India is in the midst of implementing PMGSY, a $35-billion national level Rural Road Program designed to provide basic road access to rural communities. The World Bank is supporting PMGSY through a series of lending operations and significant knowledge support.

March 13, 2017
Two American Towns Being Swallowed By The Ocean
The Week

To stay or to go. It’s a wrenching question low-lying coastal communities around the world are beginning to reckon with as climate change starts to push up global sea levels.

March 9, 2017
E.P.A. Chief Doubts Consensus View of Climate Change
New York Times

Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, said on Thursday that carbon dioxide was not a primary contributor to global warming, a statement at odds with the established scientific consensus on climate change.

March 7, 2017
Climate Activists Pitch Mandatory Green Roofs for Denver
Next City

In Summer, Denver gets hot — but a new initiative would require that many new buildings have green roofs to mitigate that heat. Critics of the policy, however, say the city should incentivize, not require, the so-called “living roofs.”

Smug Environmentalism Doesn’t Save Towns
CleanTechnica

Every time floods hit the town Conway on the banks of the Arkansas River, water fills the streets. University of Arkansas engineer Marty Matlock is part of the team saving Conway. Below, he explains why local problems require local solutions.

March 6, 2017
Making Progress on Infrastructure, VMT, and Climate
Frontier Group

The current issue of the Journal of the American Planning Association includes vigorous discussion of an old question: Do compact, mixed-use forms of development reduce the number of miles people drive, and if so, by how much? But far greater questions remain.

CA Needs More Density To Meet Climate Goals
Los Angeles Times

To meet the bold new climate change goals, California will put millions of electric cars on the road, revolutionize its dairy industry and generate half of all power from renewable sources. But those efforts will come up short, without dramatic changes to how Californians live.

Doess Climate Change Cause Mexico City’s Water Problems?
Aaron M. Renn

Mexico City is a megacity of 21.2 million people, making it roughly the size of greater New York. It’s also a mile and a half above sea level on a former lake bed in a valley among the surrounding mountains. With this situation, is the city’s problem really climate change?

Stockholm Mayor Takes on Climate Change
Reuters

“Leadership is really important when you want to make things happen,” said Karin Wanngård, who has run Sweden’s capital city since 2014. “You can always have politicians making nice speeches but when it comes to action you need to have leadership.”

March 2, 2017
Climate Change Losses in European Urban Areas
Frontiers

A new study that assesses potential future climate damage to major European coastal cities if, as currently, global carbon emissions continue to track the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s worst emission scenario.

March 1, 2017
Cities Can’t Lead on Climate Change Mitigation
The Bulletin

The Paris Agreement was a watershed moment for participation by cities in global climate change policy. Groups throughout civil society – NGOs, local governments, newspapers – celebrated the policy. But there is a two-part problem with this celebration.

February 28, 2017
Futurists Answer: What Elements Drive Urban Design?
The Urban Developer

Internationally renowned planning experts believe that artificial intelligence, driverless cars, the shared economy and climate change are disrupting the future of urban design in New Zealand cities.

February 27, 2017
February 26, 2017
Communicating the Health Risks Of Climate Change
The Dirt

Given only about one-third of Americans are environmentalists, framing climate change as a health problem first and foremost could help spur more action. Everyone is concerned with the health of their communities and children.

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