Climate Change

15 min ago
The effects of climate change—rising seas, extreme weather—will require coordinated action around the New York region. Regional planning, in other words.
Curbed NY
3 days ago
To reach goals in reducing emissions, Gates's group is looking to invest in technology that can provide energy in efficient ways by supplying clean power when the sun isn't shining and the wind isn't blowing.
Quartz
3 days ago
Expect more of the same in 2018 and 2019.
The Guardian
June 8, 2018, 11am PDT
The need to slash emissions from buildings is increasingly urgent, and critics say LEED won't get us there.
CityLab
June 5, 2018, 6am PDT
The Federal Highway Administration recently announced the end of policy requiring state and regional departments of transportation to make goals to reduce emissions and track progress.
Streetsblog USA
June 1, 2018, 2pm PDT
FiveThirtyEight explores how planners in the Midwest are trying to get ahead of an intensifying climate.
FiveThirtyEight
June 1, 2018, 5am PDT
(Even if they don't talk about it very much.)
The Conversation
May 31, 2018, 1pm PDT
Cheap water flows freely to the golf courses of St. George, Utah, but all the new residents mean it’s going to have to increase supply or reduce demand—or both.
CityLab
May 30, 2018, 10am PDT
The sprawling, asphalt communities of U.S. cities, built as a result of mid-20th century planning, will meet terrible consequences during the extreme weather events of climate change.
Slate
May 25, 2018, 1pm PDT
A "floating village" has been proposed for a San Jose neighborhood, with building riding on pontoons as a safeguard against repeated flooding.
San Jose Mercury News
May 25, 2018, 6am PDT
The New York Times publishes an interactive feature that illustrates the stubbornness of natural disasters (or humans, in the face of natural disasters).
The New York Times
Blog post
May 23, 2018, 6am PDT
Resilience to the impacts of climate change and other forms of natural disaster will require new levels of safety in the built environment.
Kayla Matthews
May 21, 2018, 10am PDT
Climate change is only part of the story, but humans have left a detectable footprint on the distribution of the global water supply.
Grist
May 17, 2018, 6am PDT
Grant and loan funding, new research, and a competition are some of the ideas included in the Coastal Communities Adaptation Act.
U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce Science and Transportation
May 13, 2018, 7am PDT
Encouraging compact land use by allowing density, building near transit, and eliminating parking minimums can have a powerful effect on the emissions a city generates.
Streetsblog
May 12, 2018, 9am PDT
Trees improve cities by controlling temperature, absorbing water and carbon dioxide, and adding beauty.
The Conversation
May 12, 2018, 7am PDT
We've all seen the maps that show the water rising around the edges of costal and waterfront communities as sea-level rise and climate change take effect. A new report shows the effects that have already changed the state of California.
Sacramento Bee
May 3, 2018, 1pm PDT
Industry experts project growth for electric buses, which could have big impacts on air quality and emissions in cities around the world.
Vox
May 3, 2018, 11am PDT
Moving an 80,000-pound metal box means using energy, and elevators can account for 2-10% of a buildings energy use.
Smithsonian Magazine
April 27, 2018, 11am PDT
Efstathios Valiotis of Alma Realty argues that the New York real estate industry has made strides to curb emissions and been a leader in fighting climate change in the city.
Crain's New York Business