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By Denise Fairchild / On October 15th, 2018

There's a lot that governments can do to connect disadvantaged communities to economic opportunities.

By Kyler Geoffroy / On October 10th, 2018

In the latest episode in our series of Urban Resilience Project (URP) podcasts in partnership with Infinite Earth Radio, host Mike Hancox speaks with Cynthia Herrera, the Environmental Policy and Advocacy Coordinator for WEACT, about her organization’s...

By Stefan Al / On October 9th, 2018

Given the new normal, it is time to rethink our approach to floods. The right infrastructure can prevent flooding, rather than treat it after the fact.

By AJ Earl / On October 3rd, 2018

While local governments have been making efforts to prepare for dangerous weather, gaps still remain.

By Meera Bhat / On October 1st, 2018

Urban areas present an interesting challenge — and a big opportunity — for groups that traditionally focus on saving pristine places.

By Paula Daniels / On September 24th, 2018

Whether from floods or fires or climate change-induced natural disasters, when roads collapse and interstate commerce grinds to a halt, we all find ourselves vulnerably dependent on the food at hand. 

By Suzanne Bohan / On September 17th, 2018

Betsy DeVos has proposed to make federal funding available for schools to purchase weapons. But the proliferation of guns will not curb violence in schools.

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By Kyler Geoffroy / On September 11th, 2018

The Urban Resilience Project is partnering with Greater Greater Washington to support local writers interested in the forces that shape how Washington grows and develops. 

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By Jada Mosley / On September 10th, 2018

New report shows how government, higher education, nonprofits, and industry can all work together to create the energy efficiency workforce of the future. 

By Daria Wubbels Devantier / On September 4th, 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency's proposed “transparency rule” will eliminate vital info about the health impacts of toxic chemicals and prevent citizens from having a voice in EPA’s scientific process.

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