Professor Scott Wood Receives National Recognition for Pioneering Restorative Justice Work

On June 2, 2015, Loyola Law School Professor Scott Wood received the Bert Thompson Pioneer Award from the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice at their national conference in Fort Lauderdale. Professor Wood was recognized as a leader in more

Science Education at CURes: The 8th Grade Edible Garden Experience

What can make gardening with 8th graders a cool experience? The Center for Urban Resilience’s (CURes) Urban EcoLab curriculum, a group of enthusiastic junior high school students who don’t mind getting dirty and an indoor/outdoor science classroom. Yes, it’s still hard more

Balancing the Scales of Justice: Empowering Youth through Restorative and Environmental Justice

Today’s youth are increasingly faced with myriad social and environmental systemic inequities—including under resourced schools and communities—that manifest in poor behavioral, educational, and health outcomes. It is disheartening to think that homicide is the leading cause of death for youth more

CURes Partner – The Bay Foundation – in the News

Karina Johnston, Director of Watershed Programs at CURes partner organization, The Bay Foundation, was featured in an article in The Argonaut.  The article is about her presentation at the Southern California Academy of Sciences‘ Annual Meeting held this year at more

CityAdapt Blog – What Will You Bring to the Table in 2016?

I am writing to you from the National Adaptation Forum, a gathering of public and private sector adaptation professionals from across the United States. Held biennially, this event provides a space for knowledge exchange and support on climate change adaptation more

CityAdapt Blog – Is There a Recipe for Climate Adaptation?

As a graduate student in the Urban and Regional Planning Department at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), I have been advocating for a course specifically dedicated to climate change adaptation. The next generation of planners, after all, are more

CityAdapt Blog – The Local and The Global

When taking my first graduate course on the ethics and politics of the environment, my professor assigned Wendell Berry’s The Gift of Good Land (1981). Berry is an advocate for sustainable agriculture and its virtues for community resilience. Today’s food movement with more

CityAdapt Blog – Energizing Adaptation: An Interview with Evan Birenbaum, Chief Operating Officer of Chai Energy

Chai Energy, started in 2012, is a Los Angeles-based technology company focused on providing customers with information about their in-home energy usage through a mobile application. Co-Founders Cole Hershkowitz, Ka Suen and Evan Birenbaum have a vision of empowering consumers more

CityAdapt Blog – Rising Seas in California: How Are Coastal Communities Adapting?

Our climate is changing in unprecedented ways. Here in California, one effect of climate change—sea level rise—generates great concern for coastal cities. And the sea is already rising. Over the next century, sea level rise in the Los Angeles region is more

CityAdapt Blog – Rehabilitating the Yarqon River in Israel Under Water Scarcity Conditions

The Yarqon River Authority is a statutory authority that was established in 1988 under the Israeli Streams and Springs Authorities Law (1965). It incorporates 18 different public organizations, including seven local authorities bordering the river banks, government ministries, and others. The Authority’s more

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