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Empowering Architects to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Stephanie Carlisle, a principal at Philadelphia architecture firm KieranTimberlake, discusses the need for a toolkit of decarbonization strategies that designers can use for all design efforts, "not just the fancy projects or the unique projects."

January 3, 2020 - The Architectural League of New York


Improved Electrical Grids Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Preventing electricity losses makes power generation more efficient. Those efficiencies translate into lower emissions.

October 10, 2019 - Inside Science

Wood Construction

Demystifying Mass Timber

Quayside, Sidewalk Labs' smart city in Toronto, calls for ten tall buildings made entirely of wood. Here's why proponents think mass timber is a good idea, and what obstacles stand in its way.

August 23, 2019 - Smart Cities Dive

Chicago Lake Michigan Trees

Trees Are Worth the Investment

Trees improve cities by controlling temperature, absorbing water and carbon dioxide, and adding beauty.

May 12, 2018 - The Conversation

Metro Paris

Paris Considers Free Public Transit

Paris' Socialist mayor, Anne Hidalgo, wants to make transit free to get people out of their cars in the city of 2.2 million.

March 23, 2018 - Reuters


Progress on a Moonshot: Direct-Air Capture of CO2

Long considered unfeasible, direct-air capture of carbon dioxide has been achieved by a set of entrepreneurs. Scaled up, the expensive technology could slow climate change.

October 23, 2017 - Quartz

Country Grid

Study: Agriculture's Carbon Output Higher Than Previously Thought

Over the span of history, agricultural uses have released nearly as much carbon into the atmosphere as actual deforestation. New problem areas are still appearing in places like Brazil.

September 12, 2017 - The Washington Post

Pollution 2

The Path to Success for an Effective Carbon Tax

A Vox explainer describes the complex political, economic, and cultural obstacles to overcome in achieving a carbon tax equal to the social cost of carbon.

May 3, 2016 - Vox

Social Equity: The Missing Leg of the Three-Legged Stool of Climate Action

Climate action plans cannot succeed without bona fide action on social equity and job creation, argues Murtaza Baxamusa who teaches planning at USC and develops affordable housing Murtaza Baxamusa.

March 13, 2016 - UrbDeZine

Will Benefits from $1 Billion Climate Change Resilience Fund be Limited to 'Believer States'?

A review of the federal government’s recent announcement of a $1 billion competition to provide funding for communities affected by disasters by Dave Hampton, a natural disaster resilience consultant.

July 26, 2014 - UrbDeZine

In Absence of Global Action, Regional Partnerships Pursue Cap-and-Trade

California Air Resources Board Chairwoman Mary Nichols signed an agreement with Australia to share policy on reducing green house gas emissions. The Planning Report presents the following transcript of her remarks at the signing.

August 23, 2013 - The Planning Report

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