Thousands of bikes every year are recirculating through a free economy that puts them under folks who need them most, oftentimes in Central America and Africa.
Car-Free Streets Are Here To Stay In These Cities
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
From Displacement to Resilience: Climate Migrants Helping Grow Needed Solutions
People from nations highly vulnerable to climate change—like the Marshall Islands and Honduras—are now helping the United States to better prepare for its impacts David Sherfinski | @dsherfinski | Thomson Reuters Foundation When Benetick Kabua Maddison moved to the United States from the Marshall Islands aged six, it was partly […]
How US Cities are Responding to Increasing Life-Threatening Heatwaves
Officials from Portland, New York, Miami and Phoenix discuss plans to keep residents safe in extreme heat. San Antonio better listen up. EDITOR’S NOTE: Residents of San Antonio (not discussed in this article) have been living through their hottest summer on record, with more than 50 days of triple-digit temps […]