Island Press Urban Resilience Project

1,914 Added | 1 Magazine | 3 Likes | 24 Following | 313 Followers | @UrbanResilience | Collecting stories on urban resilience in the era of climate change, with an emphasis on sustainability, equity, and social justice. The Island Press Urban Resilience Project (URP) is committed to a greener, fairer future for all. Island Press gratefully acknowledges major support of our work by The Kresge Foundation and The JPB Foundation.

With Love, We Will Resist

NAACP’s Jacqui Patterson reflects on MLK’s vision of resilient, liberated spaces.<p><b>By Jacqueline Patterson</b><p><i>Opening Remarks from</i> <i>Interfaith Moral Action</i> …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

PARIS AGREEMENT: GOP movement to stay in Paris accelerates

Still, it appears that some Trump officials want to show that remaining in the agreement will yield immediate leverage in the form of a concrete …

Climate Change

Tactical urbanism

Photos courtesy of Modacity<p>Inch by inch and block by block, cities around the world are beginning to break up the half-century-long monopoly the …

Urbanism

Can We Slow Global Warming and Still Grow?

On March 17th, the International Energy Agency announced that 2016 marked the third year in a row that global carbon emissions had stayed at the same level while the world’s economy grew. This three-time repeat has put to rest any lingering suspicions of gremlins in the data. Something new is …

Climate Change

Doctor: To fight asthma, fight global warming

Allergies and asthma are on the rise. And global warming is making the problem worse – especially for kids.<p>Jennifer Caicedo, a pediatric asthma and …

Climate Change

Historical photos of pollution in California

California

Cities Throw Shade At Rising Heat

To cool the “urban heat islands” that they’ve become, cities are planting trees and more trees.<p>By Mindy Fetterman<p>Rudy Lane is a two-lane road that curves through the leafy suburb of Windy Hills east of Louisville, Kentucky. Broadway is a main drag downtown where the federal and state courthouses …

Climate

Trump budget proposal would result in ‘big impacts for cities’ around the world

WASHINGTON — Reaction to U. S. President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, which calls for deep cuts in federal agencies responsible for the …

Climate Change

How 5 Chief Resilience Officers Are Preparing For The Next 50 Years | Co.Design

By Katharine Schwab03.23.17 | 7:30 am<p>Resiliency is everywhere today. Governments around the world are thinking about how to make their infrastructure adaptable to the stresses and shocks of a changing world. Yet, because many federal governments’ attention is stretched thin, compounded by budget …

Cities

We Will Fight Back in Defense of Our Communities

As Donald Trump’s presidency barely passes its one-month mark, Trump has launched profound threats against immigrants and refugees, our human rights, …

Environmental Justice

Climate Journalism: The Coverage Is Starting to Heat Up

For about a decade, niche websites have dominated U.S. journalism coverage of climate change and policy responses to it.<p>General interest publications …

Journalism

Climate Change Raises the Stakes for Affordable Healthcare Coverage

Today, more than 100 million Americans depend on healthcare safety-net programs: Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). But that …

Health Care

10 Water Policy and Infrastructure Realities

"From the water safety crisis in Flint, Michigan to the near-disaster with the Oroville Dam in California, a string of water-related events have made …

Water

Lead Poisoning Afflicts Neighborhoods Across California

By Joshua Schneyer and M.B. Pell<p>Dozens of California communities have experienced recent rates of childhood lead poisoning that surpass those of …

Madison, Wisconsin commits to 100% renewable energy

Madison just became the first city in Wisconsin and the largest city in the Midwest to commit to 100 percent clean energy in just the latest example …

Renewable Energy

Trump’s Budget Would Set Food System Progress Back Generations

While the new White House “budget blueprint” is low on details, it’s clear that some of the biggest cuts could have a direct impact on the food we …

Agriculture

Homeownership Equity Depends on Racially Equitable Policy

Posted by Doug Ryan on March 22, 2017<p>Once again, we hear rumblings that housing finance reform, the wind-down of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and the …

Trump's Budget Declares War on Sustainability

The opening salvo of President Trump's war on sustainability was fired last week when he released his preliminary budget outline for FY2018.<p>As …

Government

Communities Reach For New Tools in the Fight Against Climate Change

In 2001, after Tropical Storm Allison pummeled the Houston area and shut down its 700-acre Texas Medical Center, officials went to work to develop a …

Announcing The Winners Of The 2017 World Changing Ideas Awards | Fast Company

<b>Hyperloop One</b> <i><br>Hyperloop One</i><br>Revolutionary high-speed transit<p><b>Cobi</b> <i><br>Cobi</i><br>A smartphone-powered navigation system for bikes<p><b>Supersonic airline</b> <i><br>Boom</i><br>Cuts flight time in half<p><b>Fair Value Commuting</b> <i><br>Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network</i><br>Reduces Bay Area commuting fares by 25%<p><b>RideCell</b> <i><br>RideCell</i><br>Aggregates transit options …

World Food Program

Opinion: The smartest cities are resilient ones

Power with Purpose<p>Smart cities<p>Cocoa farming<p>Australian aid<p>Global Views<p><b>Smart cities</b><p>Opinion: The smartest cities are resilient ones<p>Smart cities are …

Fight the attempt to kill the Clean Water Rule

President Trump should realize that clean water is — and must remain — a big part of what makes America great.<p><b>By Rebecca Wodder</b><p>In his February …

Water

Fight the attempt to kill the Clean Water Rule

In his February address to Congress, President Donald Trump promised clean water for all Americans. Why, then, is his administration intent on …

Water

Iconic Woodstock, New York fights corporate water battle and wins

"RainReady" calumet corridor plan<p>water – Mar 22, 2017<p>via Rain Ready<p>Long-term recovery planning: where we started<p>wildfires – Mar 22, 2017<p>via Fire …

Water

What a Gutted EPA Would Cost Our Communities

By all accounts, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) faces the likelihood of significant budget and staffing cuts under the new presidential …

Environment

Trump and the populists see themselves at war with big cities

<i>Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter.</i><p>The cover story in the Outlook section of The Washington Post's Sunday paper, written by Will Wilkinson of …

Sadiq Khan

Fully autonomous vehicles may make us safer, but could add to traffic

A future in which these cars are all autonomous would mean a safer freeway, but one with more vehicle-miles traveled on it.<p><i>Split of benefits and</i> …

Driverless Cars

How Trump’s Supreme Court pick keeps environmental cases out of court

<i>This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>Faced with the Trump …

Environment

The world feels pretty broken right now. Meet the fixers.

There’s no question we live in unsettling times. But for the past few months, we at Grist have been able to indulge in a very effective form of group …

Meet the Fixers

For our 2017 list of emerging green leaders, Grist brings you 50 innovators with solutions to some of humanity's biggest challenges.

Environmentalism