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There’s a New Type of Climate Denial—and It’s Spreading

The good news is the climate movement is winning the argument that climate change is happening; the bad news is the deniers have a new strategy.

January 23, 2024 - CNN

How a Land Trust Property Went Viral

Defy Media created a Prank It Fwd video that has received over 5 million YouTube views. What those viewers didn't know was that the house given away in the video is part of a land trust from Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland.

December 9, 2014 - Shelterforce/Rooflines

Obama, Web 2.0 and Planning

What can we as planners learn from president-elect Barak Obama's use of technology? President-elect Obama has been an early adopter of Web 2.0 technologies both in his campaign and the transition to the White House. It is likely that the Obama administration will continue to use Web 2.0 technologies to both engage the public in determining policies and to make government operations more transparent. As planners, there are a lot of great tools and techniques that we can use in the planning processes. Here are some of the tools that the Obama team have used that could be used in planning.

January 19, 2009 - Chris Steins

Mayor Takes Message To YouTube

The mayor of San Francisco delivers his annual state of the city message in ten 45-minute segments on YouTube rather than in person.

December 3, 2008 - NPR

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