Planning & Growth

"Climate Change, Runaway Development Worsen Houston Floods"

"With clay soil and tabletop-flat terrain, Houston has endured flooding for generations. Its 1,700 miles of man-made channels struggle to dispatch storm runoff to the Gulf of Mexico. Now the nation's fourth-largest city is being overwhelmed with more frequent and more destructive floods."

Source: AP, 05/20/2016

Big Turnout Seen At Showdown Over The Coastal Commission Chief's Future

"For more than four decades, the California Coastal Commission has policed land use and preserved public access along more than 1,100 miles of shoreline — some of the most valuable and scenic real estate in the nation. Now an internal battle over whether to fire its executive director has set off an intense public fight over the direction of the agency and its ability to control development and protect the state's vast coastal resources."

Source: LA Times, 02/10/2016
February 22, 2016

UNESCO Green Citizens Pathfinders for Change Photography Exhibit Opening

This unique traveling photography exhibit puts the spotlight on eight projects from around the globe recognized for achievement in practicing sustainability and educational programs focused on sustainable development. Members of the press are invited for a private tour and reception at the UN in NYC. RVSP by Feb 12.

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November 14, 2016 to November 15, 2016

2016 Global Action Summit

This invitation-only event in Nashville, moderated by CNN's Fareed Zakaria, will focus on how to accelerate scalable, sustainable urban and rural solutions.

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SEJ's 26th Annual Conference, Sacramento, CA, Sept. 21-25, 2016

Environmental Journalism 2016 took us to California, the Land of Extremes and Home of Big Dreams, hosted by Capital Public Radio and UC Davis. Multimedia coverage is posted here. See the agenda and speaker bios. If you wrote stories informed by the conference, please send us the links to include on our coverage page.

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