Creating Transportation Equity from the Ground Up

Transportation accounts for the largest share of emissions in the United States. But many U.S. cities benefit by having dense urban footprints. By expanding low- and zero-carbon mobility options, cities can help to build more equitable transportation systems and increase economic mobility.

Healing Grounds Climate, Justice, and the Deep Roots of Regenerative Farming

A powerful movement is happening in farming today—farmers are reconnecting with their roots to fight climate change. Indigenous, Black, Latinx, and Asian American farmers are reviving their ancestors’ methods of growing food—techniques long suppressed by the industrial food system. These farmers are restoring native prairies, nurturing beneficial fungi, and enriching soil health. While feeding their communities and revitalizing cultural ties to land, they are steadily stitching ecosystems back together and repairing the natural carbon cycle.

Swamplands Tundra Beavers, Quaking Bogs, and the Improbable World of Peat

During this time of human population growth and expansion across the land, we must understand our history and acknowledge the ancestral and unceded territory of all the Inuit, Metis, and First Nations people that call this land home. This recognition is a renewal of our commitment as a society to cherish and listen to the traditional knowledge of Indigenous people.

An Inside Look: Nature-Based Efforts to Create Resilient Cities

Cities are experimenting with ways of reintroducing nature to be resilient to the rising tides, floods, and extreme weather events caused by climate change—from restoring wetlands to constructing oyster reefs, and expanding the floodplains of creeks, streams, and rivers.

Dream Play Build: Hands-On Community Engagement for Enduring Spaces and Places

People love their communities and want them to become safer, healthier, more prosperous places. But the standard approach to public meetings somehow makes everyone miserable. Conversations that should be inspiring can become shouting matches. So what would it look like to facilitate truly meaningful discussions between citizens and planners? What if they could be fun?

Dream Play Build: Hands On Community Engagement for Enduring Spaces and Places Recording

Resources discussed by the panelists Collaborative, sensory-based community engagement for a more equitable bike/pedestrian environment  South Colton livable corridor plan strategies for community resilience  In Phoenix: a light rail station designed by and for people with disabilities  To build the communities people really want: talk less, play more