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July 27, 2019, 11am PDT
If it emulated and adapted the scope of its predecessor, the Green New Deal could transform the country in fundamental ways, with builders, planners, and architects playing central roles.
Fast Company
July 15, 2019, 7am PDT
In a scathing response to arguments in favor of a "slow growth" ordinance in Lakewood, Colorado, Mike Eliason rebukes the idea that capping growth is a green policy.
Medium
February 28, 2019, 10am PST
Long before winning the congressional seat in California's 49th District, Mike Levin advocated for clean energy and a green economy.
The Planning Report
January 7, 2019, 1pm PST
There's been a lot of talk about the Green New Deal, but not that much is known about it. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), who is promoting it, explained the program on 60 Minutes on January 6.
Politico
January 3, 2019, 5am PST
The widespread Yellow Vests protests, which initially involved hundreds of thousands of protestors in November, are wrongly being interpreted as a movement against carbon taxes and climate action, rather than a revolt against social inequities.
World Resources Institute
December 14, 2018, 11am PST
Several states, and even the federal government, are considering adopting carbon pricing plans.
InsideClimate News
Feature
September 30, 2018, 1pm PDT
The Coal+Ice exhibition was on view in San Francisco in September 2018, timed to leverage Governor Jerry Brown’s Global Climate Action Summit.
James Brasuell
Feature
September 24, 2018, 7am PDT
Urban sustainability efforts have historically failed to advance all three E’s of sustainability: environmental action, economic development, and equity. However, a movement is underway to put equity—the oft-ignored E—at the forefront.
Megan Horst
September 17, 2018, 2pm PDT
A new survey identified the top climate strategies favored by municipalities around the country.
Smart Cities Dive
September 17, 2018, 1pm PDT
The region hopes to achieve widespread electrification of transportation ahead of the 2028 Olympics.
Fast Company
September 15, 2018, 7am PDT
A three-day global summit on climate action in San Francisco, hosted by Gov. Jerry Brown, is unlike other international climate summits in that it features "non-state actors," such as governors, mayors, and businesses, rather than nations.
Los Angeles Times
January 23, 2017, 8am PST
It may be the last U.S. contribution the fund sees for some time.
Grist
August 15, 2016, 5am PDT
A new policy from the Obama Administration asks government to calculate, and attempt to lower, their carbon emissions.
Washington Post
March 13, 2016, 9am PDT
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.
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