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Civic spaces and brownfield redevelopment, a case study of the Social Innovation project in Somerville, MA

Former brownfield sites offer opportunities for economic growth. How can industrial cities dealing with legacy of contained areas promote neighborhood-scale arts-oriented development? Can such sites benefit from policy integration? 131 more words

Environmental Policy

Report offers cold, hard truth about global warming

Scientists say Paris deal is not nearly enough to curb harmful global warming

By Bob Berwyn

The Paris climate agreement will likely be triggered into force within the next few weeks, which marks the beginning — not the end — of an intense effort to try and cap global warming before the planet is overwhelmed by heatwaves, droughts and super storms. 820 more words


What Do You Mean You Killed 2.5 Million BEES?!

by Kristen Lansdown

By now I’m sure we’ve all seen the critically acclaimed movie The Happening (then again maybe ya’ll haven’t because it’s an M. Night Shyamalan film and ya’ll be hating on my mans). 402 more words

Environmental Justice

Standing Rock Water Protectors: A Community Round Table Discussion

If you missed the show, the podcast is now available! Check it out today, as we listen to leaders in our community who have joined the water protectors in Standing Rock to stand against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. 9 more words

Violence Begets Violence: Resource Extraction/Development & Violence Against Indigenous Women

I grew up on a dirt road and I would kick rocks all up and down that road on my way to and from school. That road is now paved. 2,200 more words

Better Parks for People Who Need Them, 2: Improving the Equity Metrics

This article expresses further concerns about the Equity Metrics developed by San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department (SFRPD). The first article is here: The  Proposed”Anti-Equity Metrics”.

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"Natural" Areas Program

Better Parks for People Who Need Them: The Proposed "Anti-Equity" Metrics

Proposition B provides San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department (SFRPD) with set-aside funds for the next 30 years. It also requires them to ensure equity for the parks, by spending more on parks in under-served areas.

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