Island Press author Peter Calthorpe speaking at the CNU Climate Summit on the ways urban planners and designers can understand the real consequences of climate change across...

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This panel explores the dearth of diversity in urban design and planning—and its impact on communities. It also suggests ways to build a pipeline of talent that better reflects the diversity of cities. 

President Trump's proposed budget would be a disaster for the transportation networks that are key to the growth engines of today's economy: cities and their suburbs.

A round-table discussion with environmental justice leaders on the challenges (and opportunities) of the Trump era

If your organization/coalition/group views racial and ethnic diversity as an endpoint, and is only ready to add another color to your crayon box, please give deep consideration to your intent and process. 

Cities and states can step up their efforts to tackle global warming—with or without federal leadership.

Spoiler alert: It's likley to be a long four years for urbanists and city folk. 

Trying to predict how different US cities will be affected by climate change is something like trying to predict the movement of a single molecule in a sea of Brownian motion....

Two weeks ago, the Oakland City Council unanimously voted to ban the handling and storage of coal in the city, quashing a proposal to build what could have been the largest coal export facility in California.

You wouldn’t know it from today’s polarized politics, but protecting the environment used to be a bipartisan effort.  There were, of course, the path-breaking conservation achievements of Theodore Roosevelt, a Republican. And, in the 1970s...

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