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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

Dr. Sheron Mark Wins Scholar Award and Earns New Faculty Position

CURes Researcher Dr. Sheron Mark has won a National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Equity and Ethics Committee 2015 Jhumki Basu Scholar Award. Dr. Mark holds a B.S. in Biochemistry and M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Syracuse University. more

Flipped-out Sailors Along Santa Monica Bay

Earth Day weekend (April 25, 2015) brought a surprise to beaches along Santa Monica Bay–shoals of Velella velella, known as by-the-wind sailors, washing ashore Santa Monica Bay beaches. Alive, these small jellies are a striking blue in color, and are more

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 more

Response to Baltimore

Last night, I watched from the opposite coast as news coverage showed Baltimore, my adopted city, burning. I watched the violence and destruction at Mondawmin Mall, where I shopped. I watched it on North Avenue and Fulton, where I made more

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