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Green New Deal

November 15, 2019, 5am PST
An ambitious and innovative infrastructure program can multiply benefits for cities willing to take bold steps.
Next City
November 12, 2019, 1pm PST
Los Angeles is rolling out a street tree inventory to complement other sustainability measures included in its own Green New Deal. The focus is on underserved neighborhoods.
Smart Cities Dive
November 8, 2019, 10am PST
A trio of housing reforms would allow increases in housing density and make anti-displacement a policy priority in Portland, Oregon.
The Oregonian
October 23, 2019, 2pm PDT
A new book argues that buses are an integral part of successful mobility networks and that better bus systems improve cities in ways benefiting all residents.
CityLab
Blog post
August 26, 2019, 2pm PDT
With a timber rich state and a desire to fight climate change, mass timber and CLT could become Jay Inslee's signature green economy success in Washington State.
ConorBronsdon
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 10, 2019, 9am PDT
The city of Seattle has taken the first steps toward creating a "Green New Deal." Now comes the hard part of deciding on specific policies.
The Urbanist
June 24, 2019, 11am PDT
Are 'zero carbon' goals the most effective way to cut greenhouse gases, or are they the most politically feasible strategies? NPR climate and environment reporter, Nathan Rott, explores the challenge in an interview on All Things Considered.
NPR
June 17, 2019, 9am PDT
Mayor Pete Buttigieg was criticized for supporting carbon capture and carbon taxes, while Vice President Biden was accused of lifting phrases about carbon capture from a "pro-industry" group. But did the media get these stories right?
Common Dreams
May 28, 2019, 6am PDT
A new analysis looks at how income and population density are related to car ownership and some ways that the design of cities can help lessen car dependence.
Slate
May 24, 2019, 12pm PDT
Can Los Angeles convince drivers to cut the number of automobile trips in half while also transit frequency on several light rail lines?
Curbed Los Angeles
April 22, 2019, 12pm PDT
Last week, the New York City Council approved some of the most substantial climate change legislation to date by a city in the United States—call it the local example of the Green New Deal.
Huffington Post
April 11, 2019, 12pm PDT
The plan points to transit’s role in a cleaner and more sustainable future, but comprehensive changes in transportation policy are also needed.
Data for Progress
April 3, 2019, 11am PDT
The framework proposed by the authors of the Green New Deal may be too much for Congress, but many of these polices are already in place at the state level.
Environmental Law at Harvard
April 2, 2019, 7am PDT
The heating and cooling of buildings must be addressed if the United States is going to curb its emissions.
Vox
March 27, 2019, 6am PDT
Not one Democratic senator, including sponsor Ed Markey (Mass.), voted on Tuesday to support the resolution "recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal." Instead, most, but not all, Democrats voted "present."
The Washington Post
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
February 13, 2019, 8am PST
The San Francisco-to-Los Angeles bullet train may have to be renamed the Central Valley High-Speed Train according to the announcement by the new governor in his first state-of-the-state address.
Reuters
February 11, 2019, 12pm PST
A new study calls for "universal auto access" to combat poverty. It recommends subsidizing auto ownership or access for those who are economically unable to afford the high cost of owning, maintaining, and operating a personal motor vehicle.
CityLab
February 11, 2019, 6am PST
The Green New Deal is far from the law of the land, but if this nation were to adopt the legislative agenda proposed by congressional Democrats, it would (and should) have major implications for planning practice.
Slate