Planning & Growth

"Inside The Movement To Remake America’s City Streets"

"The automobile has been a fixture of urban life for more than a century. Then came the coronavirus pandemic. Congested streets turned into pedestrian safe havens. Now many want to make those changes permanent — but it won’t happen without a fight."

Source: Washington Post, 03/16/2023

"In Cambodia, a Battered Mekong Defies Doomsday Predictions"

"After years of environmental assault — from dam building, overfishing, and logging — stretches of the Mekong River, upon which millions of people depend, appear to be recovering. Heavy rains have helped, along with a crackdown on illegal fishing and other conservation efforts."

Source: YaleE360, 03/14/2023
March 30, 2023

Webinar: Future of Agriculture in California

A free, one-day in-person and virtual summit on the intersection of agriculture and climate at California State University, Fresno. Presented by the Maddy Institute in partnership with Climate Now and the Livermore Lab Foundation.

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‘15-Minute City’ Planning Is On The Rise, Experts Say. Here's What To Know

"For many, living in a city means facing tedious traffic, packed subways and imposing buildings amid the sprawl. But the increasingly popular urban planning concept known as the “15-minute city” has revived the abiding idea that they should operate at human scale, envisioning a city where every resident can reach essential resources by foot, bicycle or public transport within a quarter of an hour."

Source: Washington Post, 03/06/2023

"Here's Why Arizona Says It Can Keep Growing Despite Historic Megadrought"

"Drive traffic-clogged Interstate 10 through Phoenix's West Valley suburbs and you'd hardly know the Southwest is as dry as it's been in 1,200 years. Water gulping data centers, large warehouses and distribution centers have sprouted in the barren desert. Housing development after housing development is slated for construction."

Source: NPR, 03/01/2023

'The Great Displacement' Looks At Communities Altered By Climate Change

"Climate change is reshaping the U.S. in another way, as journalist Jake Bittle explains in his new book, The Great Displacement: "Each passing year brings disasters that disfigure new parts of the United States, and these disasters alter the course of human lives, pushing people from one place to another, destroying old communities and forcing new ones to emerge."

Source: NPR, 02/24/2023
March 1, 2023

Conservation Messaging in the Bucketlist Era

How do we leverage growing interest in nature-based tourism to promote responsible travel and educate visitors? Join the Yale Center for Environmental Communication for a panel discussion with international sustainable tourism and conservation experts. 5:30-6:30 p.m. ET.

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