What happens after roadway are returned to communities as car- and truck-free spaces? As these case studies from New York to São Paulo show, a lot of cool things, actually.
CPS Energy’s Rate Committee Readies Recommendation to Swap Out Coal for Gas
Seeking an early retirement for San Antonio’s last coal plant, the City-owned utility sought direction from its Rate Advisory Committee. On a prayer and a Biblical parable, the RAC members are primed to fail a key climate test.
Texas’s Failed Grid Brought Out My Inner Survivalist—Here’s What I Learned
The bitter failures of our “Energy State” taught me that it doesn’t hurt to have a dozen alternative ways to boil water in your toolkit—and skills to barter for a steady coffee supply.
‘Unruly Planet’ Examines Communities at the ‘Edge of Promise and Peril’
Author Madeline Ostrander avoids contrived conclusions in her examination of several U.S. communities organizing within our dangerously destabilized climate. That means no final victories—and no ultimate defeats—in this continuing project, reviewer Osha Gray Davidson writes.
How Community Land Trusts are Building Disaster-Resilient Neighborhoods
A growing number of community land trusts—from Florida to Texas—are readying their housing stock for the next climate-related disaster.
COP27 Summary: Key Outcomes for Food, Forests, Land, and Nature at UN Climate Talks
The COP27 summit in the Egyptian coastal resort of Sharm el-Sheikh made history by including food, tipping points and the right to a healthy environment.
Seeking Solutions at the Climate Justice Alliance’s National Summit
Climate Justice Alliance members convened to begin hashing out the frontline response to emerging technologies—and rekindle the meaning of solidarity.
The City Taking Shade to a Science in Battle with Heat
While other cities wait for their newly planted trees to grow, Tel Aviv has taken shade high-tech with ‘Lumi-Weave’ and detailed shade mapping. EDITOR’S NOTE: Coming out of our hottest summer on record, Deceleration is exploring heat-busting strategies and developing resources for survival. In August we published both an Extreme […]