NYC's outdated, blackout-prone electrical grid is a dangerous liability in the era of climate change. Luckily there are community-led energy solutions worth shining a light on.

To build resilience to twenty-first century challenges, a transformational water ethic must not only respect the water rights of nature, but also the water rights of people, especially the most vulnerable among us.

How to accumulate and leverage social capital to achieve healthy freshwater ecosystems, green infrastructure improvements, and triple-bottom-line benefits.

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

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. 

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...

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.

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This month, the Olympic torch relay began in Brasília. After leaving the capital, the torch will visit more than 300 Brazilian cities and as it winds its way to Rio de Janeiro, gradually shift the nation’s attention from its political and economic...

Photo Credit: Rockaway Youth on Banner by Flickr.com user Light Brigading

Beverly Corbin is disabled; she navigates the courtyard at Wyckoff Gardens—the South Brooklyn public housing complex where she lives—on a scooter.

Photo Credit: Rockaway Youth on Banner by Flickr.com user Light Brigading

Last month here in Rooflines, I argued that place-based community development can make low-income neighborhoods...

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