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Tag Archives: Climate Change

April 27, 2017
April 26, 2017
How Bad Sea Level Rise Could Get For U.S.

Until recently, it seemed that we would be able to manage global warming-induced sea level rise through the end of the century. It would be problematic, of course, but manageable, particularly in industrialized nations like the U.S. But our estimates might have been too low.

Will The 3rd Industrial Revolution Save The Planet?
Fast Company

Jeremy Rifkin’s thinking about how to build a clean-energy powered, automation-filled future is inspiring major infrastructure plans in Europe and China. Can his new Vice documentary convince American business leaders to buy in?

April 25, 2017
Oslo, London Lead Push for Greener Transport

Oslo, London and Amsterdam are leading a shift by major cities to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from transport, helped by new technologies that will curb climate change and reduce air pollution, a study showed on Tuesday.

April 20, 2017
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Bloomberg: Cities Must Lead on Climate Change
Fast Company

Climate of Hope, the new book from the former New York City mayor and Carl Pope, the former executive director of the Sierra Club, offers four proposals on how urban centers can save us from climate change.

April 17, 2017
The AIA’s 8 New Climate Principles

“Architecture and design can mitigate climate impact while simultaneously reducing operating costs for building owners,” says AIA President Thomas Vonier, FAIA, in a recently-released press statement issued in conjunction with Earth Day.

April 13, 2017
Crucial Climate Mystery Just Beneath Our Feet

What Jonathan Sanderman really wanted was some old dirt. He called everyone he could think of who might know where he could get some. He emailed colleagues and read through old studies looking for clues, but he kept coming up empty.

April 12, 2017
Draft of New ‘Plan Bay Area’ Calls for Sustainable, Inclusive Future

The draft of Plan Bay Area 2040 has just hit the streets. The new plan calls for guiding growth in ways that help our cities and towns become more sustainable, equitable, and economically prosperous and protects our iconic natural and agricultural lands from sprawl development.

Miami Joins SE Florida Climate Compact
Miami Today News

The City of Miami has formally joined the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact as a municipal partner, and has endorsed a climate action pledge.

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Mexico City Mayor Talks Planning, Climate Change
The Harvard Crimson

Several speakers, including mayor of Mexico City Miguel A. Mancera, addressed a packed crowd at the Graduate School of Design Friday night to discuss negative effects of urbanization and climate change on cities.


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