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Everybody’s movement: Environmental justice and climate change

May 31, 2013

A report by Angela Park features the perspectives of 23 activists and funders engaged in or supporting work to connect environmental justice and climate change. Topics include better integrating climate issues into the content of environmental justice. Environmental Support Center, Washington, 2009

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Our shared responsibility for getting the climate question right

April 18, 2013

Climate change has set in motion forces that will forever change the nature of life in America’s cities. In exactly what form, to what degree and over what period of time is not entirely clear – but what is clear is that none of us can ignore that dynamic. (Remarks…

Connecting Detroit’s assets through strategic placemaking

April 11, 2013

Good morning. I would like to extend a warm welcome to the guests who have arrived in Detroit for this inaugural Project for Public Spaces Leadership Council meeting. I’m told that we have representation from 25 states and 10 countries. Leave it to the Project for Public Spaces to assemble…

Connecting Detroit’s assets through strategic placemaking

April 11, 2013

Placemaking and community planning may play out more powerfully in Detroit than anywhere else in the country, combining to take important roles in right-sizing existing networks for a smaller population and building citizen buy-in to Detroit’s future form and function by offering meaningful venues for engagement, strengthening bonds of social…

The ‘fierce urgency of now’: Getting the climate question right

April 9, 2013

Climate change and our response to it is one of the great social issues of our day – one that will be part of almost every profession as well as the heart of political and civic activity. (University of Michigan Law School Environmental Law and Policy Program Lecture Series address.)