by Jeff Spross Posted on July 14, 2014 Updated: July 14, 2014
Scientists have long been aware of the “urban heat island” effect -- the tendency of large cities to get 1.8 to 5.4°F warmer than surrounding areas in the day, and 22°F warmer at night.
by Ari Phillips Posted on June 22, 2014
Mayors are voting on a resolution encouraging cities to use natural solutions to fight climate change.
by Katie Valentine Posted on June 19, 2014
Cities like Atlanta and Miami are making strides to become more walkable.
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by Ryan Koronowski Posted on February 5, 2014 Updated: February 6, 2014
Earning points for recycling. Flood planning. Anaerobic digesting. Bicycle sharing. Cutting parking. There's a huge variety of actions cities are taking right now to address climate change.
by Ari Phillips Posted on January 23, 2014
Think adapting to climate change is hard? Try being the Mayor of Phoenix.
by Kiley Kroh Posted on January 7, 2014 Updated: January 7, 2014
While densely-populated cities produce less greenhouse gas emissions, that climate benefit is essentially canceled out by the surrounding suburbs, according to a new study.
by Alan Pyke Posted on December 6, 2013 Updated: December 6, 2013
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is dusting off old supply-side ideas for Detroit as the White House preps to launch its Promise Zones initiative.
by Jeff Spross Posted on November 8, 2013
EcoV's new, cheap, low speed electric vehicles may not sound sexy, but they're well-suited to urban commutes and urban delivery fleets.
by Alan Pyke Posted on October 31, 2013
Disabled firefighters and a lifelong public librarian speak to ThinkProgress about what Detroit's emergency manager has in store for them.
by Katie Valentine Posted on October 31, 2013
A new proposal would require new buildings to outline how they will withstand climate impacts.