This month marks the 62nd National Bike Month started by the League of American Bicyclists, the leading advocacy group for better conditions for biking. At the time of its launch in 1956, President Eisenhower was paving the National Highway System, which emptied a lot of city streets of cars, making it an ideal time for biking in the city.
Embracing more of an urban ecology mindset would help struggling, post-industrial cities like Cleveland cope with climate change. Urbanization can be a force for good, but currently, the “pattern” in cities is not sustainable. Cities are net producers of carbon emissions, for example, and it is resulting in hotter, drier and more unpredictable weather events like floods and heat waves...
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.
Case assistant professor of biology, Dr. Sarah Diamond, was thrust into the limelight last year when her work on a tiny harbinger of climate change, the acorn ant, was covered in the New York Times article, What Makes a City Ant? Maybe Just 100 Years of Evolution. The George B. Mayer Chair in Urban and Environmental Studies summarized her work...
“I suggest that most post-industrial cities are hybrid and unstable,” urban ecologist Marina Alberti states in her book, Cities That Think Like Planets. “We can drive them to ecological collapse.” A professor of urban design and planning and director of the Urban Ecology Research Lab at the University of Washington, Alberti explains how cities avoid such a fate and instead build...
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- Preserve the planet for future generations, Canada, its the right thing to do.
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- As the Plains & Midwest gird for a second #bombcyclone2019 the economic havoc wrought by climate change has started? https://t.co/G4WmD9LVL2
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- An excellent article on @VisionZeroCLE which is making an honest effort to "turn the Titanic" (aka) unsafe streets. https://t.co/toemSF6NIY
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