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8 hours ago
Rethinking the "brutalscape" of infrastructure that supports the suburbs could be the key to the evolution of suburbs.
The Conversation
11 hours ago
KUOW is taking applications for participants in a "biggest carbon loser" competition.
KUOW
Yesterday
Scientists are increasingly concerned that climate tipping points might "cascade" into multiple heating effects that does irrevocable damage to the planet.
Yale Environment 360
4 days ago
A climate change conference in Southeast Florida this week delivers bad news for communities on the coast in South Florida and in the Florida Keys. Some of those communities won't be saved as the receipts for climate change come in.
Miami Herald
6 days ago
The U.S. is exceptional when it comes to carbon emissions—that much is indisputable.
Vox
Blog post
December 4, 2019, 2pm PST
Brian Stone of the Georgia Institute of Technology writes about a recent article he co-authored in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.
JPER
November 27, 2019, 2pm PST
The United Nations announces more bad news for the climate and the role of American society and culture in causing the destruction of the planet.
The New York Times
November 27, 2019, 1pm PST
The mayors of Tucson and Phoenix want Congress to blockPresident Donald Trump from removing the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement.
Arizona Public Media
November 27, 2019, 6am PST
MTA reassured disoriented New Yorkers that it's flooding subway entrances on purpose, to test barriers that it hopes will guard the system against another Sandy.
Quartz
November 25, 2019, 1pm PST
A new satellite, currently residing on the International Space Station and scheduled for deployment in January, will measure and map the urban heat island effect of seven U.S. cities.
Arizona Republic
November 23, 2019, 1pm PST
The original "Blade Runner" takes place in the Los Angeles of November 2019. How does the film’s vision of the city compare with the present-day reality?
LAist
November 21, 2019, 7am PST
Only a few places have managed to stem the tide of development in areas at risk to the effects (like wildfire and flooding) of climate change. Virginia Beach is an early test bed for what it takes to tell developers "no."
The New York Times
November 18, 2019, 2pm PST
Architects are uniquely positioned to reduce global warming, argues the CEO of Urban Green Council—but first they need to rethink their role.
The Architectural League of New York
November 18, 2019, 6am PST
A plan to build a flood barrier between Manhattan and the East River overcame some last minute controversy on its way to approval this month.
Crain's New York Business
November 15, 2019, 11am PST
Critics of a plan to require Italian students to learn about climate change and sustainability say climate action can't wait for the next generation to come of age.
The New York Times
November 15, 2019, 8am PST
The American Planning Association is urging the Trump administration to rescind its decision to withdraw the country from the Paris Climate Agreement.
American Planning Association
November 13, 2019, 9am PST
Ellicott City, Maryland, a suburb located 12-miles from Baltimore with a historic Main Street that has experienced catastrophic flooding twice since 2016, offers a case study of the complementary effects of sprawl and climate change.
NPR
November 12, 2019, 10am PST
The city is considering a contract to purchase hydroelectricity from Quebec and might also provide funding for the energy infrastructure.
Politico
November 8, 2019, 2pm PST
The Senate Minority Leader's plan calls for federal grants to subsidize electric vehicle purchases, build out charging infrastructure, and retool automotive manufacturing.
The New York Times
November 6, 2019, 12pm PST
Urban trees play an essential role in making cities livable and countering the effects of climate change.
The Guardian