Here are some of the most important sustainability stories that are emerging thus far in 2019. If you know of another important sustainability story, please share it in the Comments section.
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A new UN report out this week contained no equivocation about the “dire” and “accelerated” affects of climate change. Immediately, the pundits went to work on analyzing what will happen if we don’t respond. The report also put a fine point on the “politicization” of climate change as the biggest obstacle for a response. To place the report in context, it...
Cleveland can have its gentrification — its $200,000 condos near modest housing in Tremont or Ohio City, says urban guru Alan Mallach. Where it needs to be more concerned for its future is in many parts of the city where poverty and lack of opportunity have reached crisis proportions.
In his 2016 book, The Well-Tempered City, socially active developer Jonathan Rose makes a compelling case that cities will survive in our “VUCA times” (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity) by tapping the innovation gene that can be found in Johann Sebastian Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier which modernized music. Bach’s circle of fifths tuning method is an example for cities.
More biodiverse cities would help protect endangered species and human populations from climate change; if only Climate Action Plans (CAP) were calibrated to do so, a new report states.
Social media feed
- The wildfires speeding across the Amazon right now are absolutely heartbreaking. Empower change. Brazil?s beef expo? https://t.co/AFTYpqN8iQ
about 21 hours ago via Twitter
- Transit incentives really do work especially in dense urban areas. Cleveland? https://t.co/Ik6FRCLDn2
2 days ago via Twitter
- Extinction is not failure @goCMNH curator Gavin Svenson tells @UH_Ventures #Biomimicry for Healthcare. We have a we? https://t.co/PFWU90Wt1c
3 days ago via Twitter
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