Planning & Growth

March 30, 2023

Webinar: Future of Agriculture in California

A free, one-day in-person and virtual summit on the intersection of agriculture and climate at California State University, Fresno. Presented by the Maddy Institute in partnership with Climate Now and the Livermore Lab Foundation.

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‘15-Minute City’ Planning Is On The Rise, Experts Say. Here's What To Know

"For many, living in a city means facing tedious traffic, packed subways and imposing buildings amid the sprawl. But the increasingly popular urban planning concept known as the “15-minute city” has revived the abiding idea that they should operate at human scale, envisioning a city where every resident can reach essential resources by foot, bicycle or public transport within a quarter of an hour."

Source: Washington Post, 03/06/2023

"Here's Why Arizona Says It Can Keep Growing Despite Historic Megadrought"

"Drive traffic-clogged Interstate 10 through Phoenix's West Valley suburbs and you'd hardly know the Southwest is as dry as it's been in 1,200 years. Water gulping data centers, large warehouses and distribution centers have sprouted in the barren desert. Housing development after housing development is slated for construction."

Source: NPR, 03/01/2023

'The Great Displacement' Looks At Communities Altered By Climate Change

"Climate change is reshaping the U.S. in another way, as journalist Jake Bittle explains in his new book, The Great Displacement: "Each passing year brings disasters that disfigure new parts of the United States, and these disasters alter the course of human lives, pushing people from one place to another, destroying old communities and forcing new ones to emerge."

Source: NPR, 02/24/2023
March 1, 2023

Conservation Messaging in the Bucketlist Era

How do we leverage growing interest in nature-based tourism to promote responsible travel and educate visitors? Join the Yale Center for Environmental Communication for a panel discussion with international sustainable tourism and conservation experts. 5:30-6:30 p.m. ET.

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March 7, 2023

6th GLF Investment Case Symposium

Local and international leaders and experts in sustainable finance for nature will gather in Luxembourg at the 6th GLF Investment Case Symposium to discuss how the financial sector can help overcome the world's biodiversity and climate crises. Media accreditation available. Online or in Luxembourg.

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March 20, 2023

DEADLINE: Planet Forward's 2023 Seminar in Science and Sustainability Communication

Join Planet Forward for its inaugural 2023 Seminar in Science and Sustainability Communication, June 4-9 in Washington, D.C. The program, hosted by SEJ member Lisa Palmer, will be organized around storytelling techniques and tools, and topical themes. Some scholarships are available. Deadline: March 20.

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SEJ Panel Gauges Issues in the Works in the U.S. West

As part of our 2023 Journalists’ Guide to Energy & Environment special report, we’ve got highlights from last week’s reporter panel on the year ahead, led by #SEJ2023 conference co-chair Tom Michael (pictured, left). The focus was largely on the U.S. West, where challenges abound over issues like equitable siting of renewable energy infrastructure, regulating natural gas, managing wildfires and addressing the health consequences of climate-driven heat waves. Read our account, plus check out the full 2023 Guide.

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Epic Struggles Ahead in 2023 on Energy Transition, Pollution

In our annual analysis of what’s ahead on the environment beat in 2023, there are some things to count on: worsening climate disasters and continued politicking over energy transitions, but also regulatory action on greenhouse gas emissions (not to mention on “forever chemicals”). Other things are less clear: environmental rulings by a conservative U.S. Supreme Court, energy impacts of war in Europe and the effectiveness of COP28 and treaty talks on plastic pollution. Read the full overview and get more in our “2023 Journalists’ Guide to Energy & Environment” special report.

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