In the face of climate change, making cities "resilient" before crises strike has become a pressing concern.
Sep 7, 2014 The Planning Report
The Urban Land Institute proposes the blending of solutions in housing and public health as a method of increasing the resilience of cities threatened by natural disasters of all kinds.
Sep 6, 2014 Urban Land Institute
The New York Times Opinion Pages present a new narrative for the American West: "A wounded piece of land can be made whole, if managed for the future by people whose capacity for wonder is limitless."
Sep 6, 2014 The New York Times
An article in The New Yorker examines the many benefits granted the life of the mind through the act of walking.
Sep 5, 2014 The New Yorker
With national action tackling climate change remaining weak, regional and local municipalities are taking substantive actions to address the oncoming severe affects of climate change.
Sep 3, 2014 Brookings Institution
The Bureau of Land Management will resume oil and gas leasing in California after a report by a scientific research organization established by the state legislature showed no correlation between fracking and groundwater pollution.
Sep 3, 2014 Los Angeles Times
Fifty years ago, Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law The Wilderness Act, at the time protecting more than nine million acres of wild lands throughout the nation.
Sep 2, 2014 Los Angeles Times
A rich new feature for ProPublica details what's described as "one of the greatest environmental and economic disasters in the nation’s history."
Sep 1, 2014 ProPublica
Overcoming initial rejection on the Assembly floor on Monday, bill supporters picked up six votes on Thursday "upon reconsideration" and it passed. The Senate approved it Friday and it is on its way to Gov. Jerry Brown, who has until Sept. 30 to act.
Sep 1, 2014 KQED News Fix
Camping isn't for everyone, but everyone who wants to camp should get an opportunity to. A growing program run by the Chicago Park District allows residents to heed the call of the wild, right inside the city.
Aug 31, 2014 Chicago Tribune