Planning & Growth

Climate Change Threatening ‘Things Americans Value Most’ -- U.S. Report

"Climate change is unleashing “far-reaching and worsening” calamities in every region of the United States, and the economic and human toll will only increase unless humans move faster to slow the planet’s warming, according to a sprawling new federal report released Monday.

“The things Americans value most are at risk,” the National Climate Assessment authors, who represent a broad range of federal agencies, write in the draft report. “Many of the harmful impacts that people across the country are already experiencing will worsen as warming increases, and new risks will emerge.”

Source: Washington Post, 11/08/2022
October 25, 2022

Covering Climate Now Premieres Documentary "Burning Questions"

Co-hosted by NBC Today’s Al Roker and NBC News’ Savannah Sellers, this climate special bringing together work by award-winning journalists explores who is paying the price while world leaders wrangle and corporate interests resist change. Watch the trailer now. Full program airs Oct 25 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

November 11, 2022 to November 12, 2022

GLF Climate: Frontiers of Change

Hosted online and in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt alongside COP27, this hybrid Global Landscapes Forum event will seek answers on how to build a low-carbon economy that puts people and nature first. Simultaneous interpretation available  (EN|FR|ES).

November 2, 2022 to November 3, 2022

Working Away at Climate Change: Reporting on the Intersections of Climate Change, Rights and Labor

The Global Landscapes Forum and Pulitzer Center invite applications to attend this free online seminar for English-speaking journalists to better examine climate change through the lenses of the rights and labor of those most vulnerable. Get interview opportunities and a ticket to GLF Climate: Frontiers of Change, Nov 11-12, 2022.


"Weak Florida Planning Law Boosted Ian’s Destructive Power"

"Could the [Fort Meyers] region have been spared some of the damage with more aggressive planning and zoning? “Yes,” planners and resilience experts say. Sound land use planning builds stronger communities — physically, socially and politically. Yet Florida lawmakers effectively killed the state’s ability to check urban sprawl a decade ago with the passage of a reform measure called the 2011 Community Planning Act."

Source: E&E News, 10/14/2022

Shutting An Agency Managing Sprawl Might Have Put More People In Ian's Way

"When Hurricane Ian roared ashore the Southwest Florida coast last week, it hit one of the fastest growing areas in the nation that's been fueled by sunshine and paved with lax growth management rules."

Source: NPR, 10/11/2022

U.S. Wildfire Response Badly Off-Base, New Doc Convincingly Shows

A gripping new documentary on raging megafires weaves together stunning cinematography with deeply researched revelations that reveal the futility of current policy around managing wildfires, writes veteran wildfire reporter Robert McClure in a new EJ InSight column. His review, with three big takeaways.

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