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The plan seeks to mitigate the effects of urban heat islands by preserving and growing the city's tree canopy.
Smart Cities Dive
Blog post
2 days ago
The United Nation’s New Urban Agenda has created a playbook for planning advocates. It opens possibilities for building inclusive, integrated urban planning in countries where planning has been top-down and limited in scope.
Bruce Stiftel
5 days ago
An excerpt from "A Blueprint for Coastal Adaptation: Uniting Design, Economics, and Policy," published in May by Island Press.
Carolyn Kousky, Billy Fleming, Alan M. Berger
June 11, 2021, 6am PDT
As climate change accelerates sea level rise and flooding in South Florida, locals hope to mitigate the impacts with less dramatic interventions.
New York Times
June 10, 2021, 10am PDT
It's the latest turn of the screw for a project that has depended on the occupant in the White House.
The New York Times
June 9, 2021, 9am PDT
As more and more people move to the suburbs blossoming in the Phoenix metro area, local water officials are increasingly concerned about the region's ability to keep up with demand.
High Country News
June 2, 2021, 12pm PDT
The interactive mapping platform helps park managers understand the risks in their area and create long-term resilience plans.
Next City
May 26, 2021, 9am PDT
The latest Bureau of Reclamation report on water levels in Lake Powell and Lake Mead trigger new drought contingencies in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.
Upper Colorado River Commission
May 25, 2021, 5am PDT
The Beaufort County Greenprint Plan, completed in 2020, offers an innovative model of open space planning integrated within a larger planning framework.
Emily McCoy, Lindsey Naylor
May 24, 2021, 12pm PDT
The country cannot hope to achieve its goals for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions without fundamentally rethinking its land use and development patterns, according to this article.
May 24, 2021, 6am PDT
A new report shows that long-term federal investments in electric vehicles could promote significant growth in the sector as the nation moves toward reducing GHG emissions.
Rhodium Group
May 19, 2021, 12pm PDT
The Colorado Department of Transportation has plans to expand highways, but it also has a mandate to reduce emissions from the state's transportation systems. Is it possible to do both?
Colorado Public Radio
May 17, 2021, 11am PDT
Details and background of Tucson's pledge to plant one million trees by 2030.
The Daily Climate
May 10, 2021, 9am PDT
As climate change heightens the risk of intense drought periods, a new framework can help scientists better understand the interconnected causes and effects of drought.
May 10, 2021, 7am PDT
The lack of disclosure laws in most states has led to an overvaluation of homes located in floodplains across the country.
May 10, 2021, 5am PDT
The bill also calls for increased investment in charging infrastructure and financial incentives for consumers.
Smart Cities Dive
May 9, 2021, 11am PDT
The Biden administration released its preliminary report on a plan to conserve 30 percent of the nation's lands and waters by 2030, one big, ambitious component of the administration's climate plans.
The Washington Post
May 7, 2021, 8am PDT
The region has poured over a billion dollars into storage infrastructure and demand management policies in anticipation of worsening drought conditions.
Bloomberg Green+CityLab
May 4, 2021, 7am PDT
The cost of lumber has more than doubled in the past year, according to industry sources, adding more than $24,000 to the cost of a new home.
The Atlantic
May 3, 2021, 11am PDT
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has rolled back Trump administration reductions of auto emission standards enacted by the Trump administration, and is taking first steps toward a new emissions agreement with automakers.
The Washington Post