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By Danielle Hilton, Seandra Pope / On June 27th, 2016

Last year, the African-American author and commentator Charles D. Ellison asked, “Where’s the Black political conversation on climate change?”

By Robert I. McDonald / On June 23rd, 2016

Growth of modern cities requires embrace of nature.

By Alec Appelbaum / On June 16th, 2016

When I think about climate change, I like to look at a photo of my daughter and her two dear friends—not just because of their sweet smiles, but because the photo offers an important clue to how we can design cities to thrive in uncertain times.

By Denise Fairchild / On June 14th, 2016

The city exploded in flames. Lives were lost. Billions of dollars’ worth of property was destroyed. Businesses were shuttered forever.

By Matt Ryan / On June 9th, 2016

When New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) unveiled his ambitious environmental agenda last week, he did not choose City Hall or the green meadows of Central Park as his backdrop. 

By Seandra Pope, Keya Chatterjee, Danielle Hilton / On June 7th, 2016

It’s no secret that the climate movement, despite some recent successes, has its problems. Spoken by mostly white voices, our messages are sometimes out of touch with the priorities of frontline communities: the ethnic minorities and low-income people...

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By Laurie Mazur / On June 2nd, 2016

A changing climate means a changing society. The Island Press Urban Resilience Project, Supported by the Kresge Foundation and the JPB Foundation, is committed to a greener, fairer future for all. This post was originally published on...

By Alan Mallach / On June 1st, 2016

In his second article for CityMetric, Alan Mallach explores how to make American cities more resilient.

By Alan Mallach / On May 31st, 2016

In the first of two articles, Alan Mallach asks: What does it mean for a city to be economically resilient?

By Aurash Khawarzad / On May 26th, 2016

In December, world leaders will meet in Paris for the UN Climate Conference (COP21). Some say the fate of our planet depends on the outcome.