Water is for Fighting Over and Other Myths about Water in the West

Water is for Fighting Over and Other Myths about Water in the West

In this recording sponsored by Island Press and SSF, John Fleck, author of Water is for Fighting Over, and Director of the University of New Mexico's Water Resources Program, argues that the talk of impending doom from water shortages is not only untrue, but dangerous. When people get scared, they fight for the last drop of water; but when they actually have less, they use less.

Lancet Countdown on Public Health and Climate Change

Lancet Countdown on Public Health and Climate Change

The Security and Sustainability Forum, Island Press and the Pubic Health Institute webinar about the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change. Announced at COP 22, the Lancet Countdown is being established to track the relationship between health and climate change. It will actively seek to engage with existing monitoring processes, such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals and World Health Organization's climate and health country profiles.

Climate Justice Changes Health: Local, Tribal, Global, and Generational

Climate Justice Changes Health: Local, Tribal, Global, and Generational

This year, 2017, is the American Public Health Association's Year of Climate Change. This is the recording of a very special kick-off webinar on Climate Justice: Local, Tribal, Global, and Generational. You'll hear from speakers who are engaged in the fight for climate justice and healthy communities, to explore how climate justice is the best strategy to address both climate change and health inequities here in the US and around the world. You won't want to miss this free session. Co-hosted by the Public Health Institute and Island Press.

Seeing the Better City with Chuck Wolfe

Seeing the Better City with Chuck Wolfe

Listen to Charles Wolfe, practicing Seattle land use/environmental attorney and Affiliate Associate Professor in the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington. Chuck is the author of Seeing the Better City, which focuses on the sights, sounds, and experiences of place in order to craft policies, plans, and regulations to shape better urban environments.

Biophilic Cities: Integrating Nature into Urban Design and Planning

Biophilic Cities: Integrating Nature into Urban Design and Planning

The "greening" of cities can focus on everything except nature, emphasizing such elements as public transit, renewable energy production, and energy efficient building systems. While these are important aspects of reimagining urban living, human beings have an innate need to connect with the natural world (the biophilia hypothesis). And any vision of a sustainable urban future must place its focus squarely on nature, on the presence, conservation, and celebration of the actual green features and natural life forms.

The Atlas of Global Marine Fisheries

The Atlas of Global Marine Fisheries

A webinar recording Daniel Pauly and Dirk Zeller - The Sea Around Us. Until now, there has been only one source of data on global fishery catches: information reported to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations by member countries. An extensive, ten-year study conducted by The Sea Around Us Project of the University of British Columbia shows that this catch data is fundamentally misleading.

EarthEd - Rethinking Education on a Changing Planet

EarthEd - Rethinking Education on a Changing Planet

This webinar features authors from the Worldwatch Institute's compendium EarthEd. It focuses on applying a systems approach to environmental learning at all levels of development, from preschool to professional. Its guidance can inform teachers, policy makers, school administrators, community leaders, parents and students alike.

Webinar: The End of Automobile Dependence with Peter Newman

Webinar: The End of Automobile Dependence with Peter Newman

In this webinar focusing on sustainable transportation in cities, Professor Peter Newman discusses his new book, The End Of Automobile Dependence, and how its key themes can be applied to real world transportation issues. Moderated by Chris Lepe from TransForm.

 

Webinar: NACTO Transit Street Design Guide

Webinar: NACTO Transit Street Design Guide

In this webinar featuring the NACTO Transit Street Design Guide, Matthew Roe (NACTO) and Bill Bryant (Seattle DOT) show how transit design can help streets of every size support strong neighborhoods and downtowns. Moderated by Dr. John Renne from Florida Atlantic University.

 

Urban Resilience in the Era of Climate Change [webinar]

Urban Resilience in the Era of Climate Change [webinar]

In an era rocked by climate change and other large-scale disruptions, our cities must be resilient to survive and thrive. But what does that mean, exactly? What characteristics do resilient cities share, and what can be done to cultivate them? How does resilience differ from sustainability, and where do the concepts overlap? Is resilience determined by a city’s “hardware”—its infrastructure and built environment—or it’s “software,” its political will and social capital?

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