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Apartment life can be strangely isolating: the intimacy of removing a complete stranger’s underwear from the building washing machine; the awkwardness of silent elevator rides while rubbing elbows with a fellow tenant; the jealous pangs of hurrying alone past a cluster of happy friends sharing pizza on your stoop.

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Tag Archives: Climate Change

May 15, 2017
Showing How Climate Change Will Impact Home
Tech Crunch

We’ve all seen the maps that show Florida being consumed by rising sea levels. But many of us still underestimate the impact of climate change because we can’t actually visualize its effects on the places we care about.

May 14, 2017
Addressing Climate-Induced Risks In An Urbanizing World
United Nations Development Programme

How is it that our cities face such high susceptibility to natural hazards and climatic impacts? What can be done to address the situation currently, while also ensuring that future urban development is duly informed by risk and resilience considerations?

2100: The City After Climate Change
Landscape Architecture Magazine

Vanessa Keith’s 2100: A Dystopian Utopia—The City After Climate Change, envisions a world where preventing the two-degree Celsius change in global temperatures to forestall a total ecological collapse is a quaint memory.

May 11, 2017
Interview: Building Resilient Cities
Deutsche Welle

Cities need to adapt to climate change, but how? DW spoke with an expert at the 2017 Resilient Cities forum in Bonn to discuss the current challenges and draw the path toward a sustainable future.

May 10, 2017
Mississippi River Cities Urge Fed To Take Climate Action
MPR News

St. Paul mayor Chris Coleman and his fellow Mississippi River mayors are urging President Trump to reconsider pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Agreement, saying it would be bad for their cities’ economies.

Europe’s Climate Leaders Offer Four Key Lessons
Citiscope

During recent visits across Europe, I spoke with leaders to learn their most effective climate strategies. In all cases, these cities combined bold carbon-reduction targets with thoughtful, methodical long-term plans to get the job done. But that was only the beginning.

Climate Change Would Be Disastrous For Mobile Homes
Sioux City Journal

Extreme weather related to the Earth’s warming may increase in the coming decades. And that would up the risk for life-threatening tornadoes and significant property damage for those living in mobile homes, researchers said.

May 9, 2017
Can Coastal Cities Innovate Out Of Sea Level Rise?
Deutsche Welle

The Dutch are attempting to “climate-proof” their port city of Rotterdam by changing its relationship with water. Other delta cities around the world will also need to innovate if they are to survive sea level rise.

May 8, 2017
Disguising Small, Domestic Wind Turbines
Phys.org

The visual impact of small wind turbines in an urban area can be a source of concerns. It’s up to developers to find smart ideas and designs to integrate them into communities – and to convince locals that they’re the way forward.

Chicago Posts Trump-Deleted Climate Data
Grist

“Here in Chicago, we know climate change is real, and we will continue to take action to fight it,” reads a statement city officials added to what is essentially a direct facsimile of what was once on the EPA’s site.

May 7, 2017
NOAA Tool Shows How Climate Change Will Affect You
Fast Company Design

All you have to do is type in your address–like you’re in Lyft or Google Maps–and the system will do the rest, providing you with seasonal temperature projections and precipitation specific to your county, charted out in both best- and worst-case scenarios depending on emissions.

May 4, 2017
May 3, 2017
Reasons For Optimism About the Environment’s Future (Part 1)
The Dirt

“It’s easy to be cynical or pessimistic” about the global environment, said David Skorton, secretary of the Smithsonian, at the Earth Optimism Summit in Washington. “We’re not blind to the realities, but if organizations and individuals work together, obstacles can be overcome.”

As The Climate Changes, So Must Road Construction
World Bank

Long-term climate changes are less problematic for many assets such as pavements since their life cycle is relatively short, and certainly shorter than the time it takes for significant changes in temperature or precipitation to occur. One exception to this are bridges.

May 2, 2017
Salt Lake City Kicks Off “Unmask My City” Campaign
CommonDreams

The Unmask My City campaign launches on May 2nd—World Asthma Day—in ten cities around the world. Salt Lake City represents the US in the global campaign, but it is hardly the only US city with serious air pollution problems.

May 1, 2017

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