Local and regional parks can be used to mitigate the urban heat island effect and minimize local climate change. Unfortunately, this idea is not often shared, discussed, and/or adequately understood. If you do a search on the web on “climate change and parks,” you will find that most of the results are links to information about how climate change is impacting national parks. Examples include a discussion on the National Park Service (NPS) website, and recent articles published by National Geographic and Scientific America. Continue Reading Parks and Climate Change: The L.A. County Story
These sidewalks are a public health danger, an interruption of social justice and an eyesore.Continue Reading These Sidewalks Are Not Made for Walkin’
Portland is widely acknowledged as an urban renewal success story. So much so that it has become somewhat of a mecca for planners and others interested in urban redevelopment, visiting the city for inspiration and understanding.Continue Reading 7 ways Portland is better than other cities – an outsider’s perspective.