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Cities and Climate Change: An Introduction

Decision-makers who guide urban development need the most reliable and current information possible upon which to act. Unfortunately a good deal of information – some contradictory, not all trustworthy – is in circulation regarding climate change and its potential effects upon cities. It is not always clear what represents the …

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If you care about climate change, please read this (free!) book

© Jeremy Leggett by Sami Grover Back in February, I wrote a post about why the fossil fuel industry looks worried. My intention was not to argue that the carbon war was already won, but rather to convey the sense of momentum that was building around ambitious, far-reaching decarbonization as the …

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The Drain Gain: Art and An End to Forgettable Stormwater Management

The Dirt ASLA As our climate becomes more unpredictable, finding better ways to manage stormwater is crucial to mitigating flood damage. However, traditional stormwater management strategies can be unforgettable at best and unsightly at worst. In the new book, Artful Rainwater Design: Creative Ways to Manage Stormwater, authors and Pennsylvania …

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This Is What A World Without Cars Would Be Like; and It’s Beautiful [BOOK REVIEW]

By Paul White. New York City A review of: Terra Nova: The New World After Oil, Cars and Suburbs, by Eric W. Sanderson. 2013. ISBN 978-1-4197-0434-5. Abrahams, New York. 351 pages. “…and thus we layered a continent with asphalt and linoleum.”—Eric Sanderson (Terra Nova) In 2010, Brooklyn’s Prospect Park West was …

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DōShorts: Valuing Natural Capital

“The language of finance provides a useful approach for prioritizing sustainability at CFO, CEO and board level: companies who ‘future-proof’ now will position themselves to thrive in a resource-constrained world. This latest addition to the DōShorts Collection gathers influential views from natural capital leaders across business, finance, accounting, government, research …

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From Nonprofit to Social Profit: Exploring Assessment For Social Good

This is an excerpt from the recently released book “The Social Profit Handbook: The Essential Guide to Setting Goals, Assessing Outcomes, and Achieving Success for Mission-Driven Organizations.” By David Grant Imagine an executive director of a social profit organization. She is working late the night before a board meeting, completing …

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‘This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate’ (book review)

© This Changes Everything by Katherine Martinko Naomi Klein’s latest book is about more than just science. She explores the extractivist mentality and historic decisions that have led us to where we now find ourselves, living in a totally unsustainable way. The core message of Naomi Klein’s newest book rings loud …

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Wet Matter: New Ways of Understanding Our Oceans

Wet Matter, Harvard Design Magazine’s latest issue, asks us to reconsider our oceans, which cover the vast majority of our planet. Edited by Pierre Bélanger, ASLA, associate professor of landscape architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, the issue brings together a range of fields and an array of …

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Book Review: The New Sustainability Advantage

by Derek Wong Proactively incorporating sustainability into a business’ core strategy can increase profits by 51 to 81%, according to corporate sustainability expert and author Bob Willard. His book The New Sustainability Advantage and the companion online tools lay out seven strategies and estimate potential returns. Both sustainability professionals and corporate …

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What Does the Future of Sustainability in Academia Look Like?

Source:Sustainable Brands This is the final question from a roundtable discussion with the directors of sustainability research centers at six top business schools. Through Georgia Tech’s new QEP (Quality Enhancement Program), we will develop very deep educational partnerships with a few key institutions, be those NGOs or local government or …

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