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CURes Featured in Loyolan Article on Hope in Times of Environmental Concern

CURes was featured in an article in The Los Angeles Loyolan, LMU’s local newspaper, entitled “LMU CURes Plants Seeds of Hope in Times of Rising Environmental Concerns”.  The article features the Center’s work in several areas.  When asked to comment more

CURes Researchers Assess Green Infrastructure of LA’s Coastal Zone

On November 6, the LMU Center for Urban Resilience (CURes) hosted an event titled “Green Priorities in Los Angeles: Data to Support Decision Making.” This marked the completion of the first phase of our research project aiming to assess green more

CATE Turns Eight

CURes is delighted to announce that our Cities and the Environment (CATE) Journal turned eight years old in 2015 and, in celebration, we have released the following editorial: “CATE Journal: Eight Years of Urban Ecology Research and Practice“.  CATE, which more

CURes Featured in UCLA Article on Paris Climate Talks

Laurel Hunt, CURes Director of Strategic Partnerships and Secretary of the Mediterranean City Climate Change Consortium (MC-4) Secretariat, was featured in the following article published by the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability: “The Paris Climate Talks: What Should Emerge?” more

Restorative Justice Provides a Better Way of School Discipline

This blog post was written by three staff members of the Loyola Marymount University Restorative Justice Project, which is part of LMU’s Center for Urban Resilience (CURes). CURes is a group of academics, environmental professionals and community partners committed to improving more

CURes Fellow Featured in Article on Ethics of Owl Management

Dr. William Lynn, CURes Senior Fellow for Ethics and Public Policy, was recently featured in an article in the Yakima Herald entitled: “An ethical dilemma: Is it OK to kill one species to save another?”  This piece is the latest more

EcoVoices Blog: A Question of Scale

EcoVoices is a collaborative institute of the San Gabriel River Discovery Center Authority.  The Center for Urban Resilience (CURes) at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) has been a participant in EcoVoices since its inception in September 2012.  This blog post was more

Beyond National Climate Change Goals: Where Cities Fit In

Following the U.S. – China Climate Leaders Summit, I had the fortunate experience of delivering remarks about our MC-4 network and “climate action by climate region” to a room of mayors from cities in California and China. My talk was more

Adapting Chile: An Interview with Dr. Sebastian Vicuña, Executive Director of the Global Change Research Center at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

The Global Change Research Center was established at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (UC) in 2008 to address large-scale biophysical, community/ecosystem and socioeconomic transformations impacting the planet. Located in Santiago, it is an important resource for examining and responding to more

Climate Change Effects of a Coal to Gas Switch

The growth in natural gas production in the United States over the past decade has led to a shift in thinking about domestic electricity generation. The sheer volume of economically recoverable natural gas may signal the end of coal’s reign more