What makes a strong community? If you’ve read Jane Jacobs, an image immediately comes to mind: side-by-side row houses, corner stores, parks you can see across.
Last year, the African-American author and commentator Charles D. Ellison asked, “Where’s the Black political conversation on climate change?”
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.
The city exploded in flames. Lives were lost. Billions of dollars’ worth of property was destroyed. Businesses were shuttered forever.
Climate change is here, and it is already affecting our health and wellbeing.
Climate change is hurting our health — right here and right now. As practicing physicians, we see the impacts on our patients.
It’s so easy to fall into the mindset that your job is the most important work in the whole world. Employed as a journalist? You are dedicating your career to uncovering the truth and preserving the freedom of the press! Work at a bank? You handle the...
We live in challenging times. The shocks and stresses of global warming affect every community in one form or another. Rising seas and storm surges swamp coastal communities. Floods and droughts of biblical proportions are visited on city dwellers and...
Last month here in Rooflines, I argued that place-based community development can make low-income neighborhoods more...
As was the case for other large carnivores in the lower 48 United States, by the 1960s grizzly bears were nearly extinct.