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White House blocked intelligence agency’s written testimony calling climate change ‘possibly catastrophic’

The White House barred a State Department intelligence official from submitting written testimony to Congress after agency officials refused to excise the document's references...

Growing Communities Together | Patronicity

Patronicity brings together local citizens and sponsors to support great initiatives in their communities. Source: Growing Communities Together | Patronicity

Rockefeller Foundation Awards $42 Million for New Climate Efforts | News | PND

Source: Rockefeller Foundation Awards $42 Million for New Climate Efforts | News | PND The Rockefeller Foundation has announced grants totaling $42 million to the Adrienne Arsht Center...

ForYourArt | Home

  ForYourArt's mission is to expand art’s place in everyday life. Source: ForYourArt | Home

NLC State of the Cities

NLC State of the Cities: The National League of Cities is a resource and advocate for the nation's cities and their leaders.

Can NIMBYs Fight for Justice?

In a post-Katrina New Orleans, neighborhood associations increased their political power to promote or suppress development. But to whose benefit? Source: Can NIMBYs Fight for Justice?

A Christmas Mural From Bansky Inspired an Art Dealer to Open the UK’s First Street Art Center in an Industrial Welsh Town | artnet...

Art dealer John Brandler is in preliminary talks with the local city council of Port Talbot about the new art hub. Source: A Christmas Mural From...

Feds rush Whittier Narrows Dam fix to prevent breach that would flood 1M residents from Pico Rivera to Long Beach

The 62-year-old Whittier Narrows Dam is overdue for repairs. The Army Corps of Engineers is pushing ahead with a $500-million restoration project for the...

Michael Ford on the Hip Hop Architecture Camp

Join Next City for our next online seminar with guest presenter Michael Ford, AIA, creator of the Hip Hop Architecture Camp, on Wednesday, January...

What a Massive Indian Festival Can Teach Us About Improving Cities

MIT hackathon looks at Kumbh Mela bathing festival to study pop-up cities and rapid urbanization. Source: What a Massive Indian Festival Can Teach Us About...

Oceans Are Warming Faster Than We Thought, New Study Says

Sea levels could rise 30cm by the year 2100, according to newly published data Source: Oceans Are Warming Faster Than We Thought, New Study Says

Breaking away from the white cube | Art Basel

Following recent eruptions around museums’ treatment of race, class, gender, and more, writer and editor Brian Droitcour looks back at how artists and curators...

St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice Has Aged “20 Years in a Day” After Major Flooding

Last October’s flood submerged Venice under more than five feet of seawater. The city’s streets were a disaster, and they’re blaming the Italian government...

Kanye West Donates $10 Million to Help Fund James Turrell’s Volcanic Land Art Project ‘Roden Crater’ | artnet News

Does Kanye West’s beef with Drake have anything to do with his sudden altruism, which will help complete Turrell’s expansive project? Source: Kanye West Donates...

Social Equity Becomes a Top Priority

A look at three large-scale urban projects that are repurposing industrial infrastructure and how social equity is an important priority in creating these innovative...

California set a goal of 100% clean energy, and now other states may follow its lead

California passed a 100% clean energy law in 2018. Already, newly elected governors across the country are looking to follow the Golden State’s lead. Source:...

A California farmer tries to hold on despite looming water cuts

A longtime farmer hopes to save his Borrego Springs citrus orchard, even as its declining aquifer forces major cuts in groundwater pumping. Source: A California...

Microorganisms That Eat Seaweed Can Create Biodegradable Plastic

Researchers have found a way to produce a bioplastic using an organism that feeds on seaweed instead of freshwater plants. Source: Microorganisms That Eat Seaweed...

The City within a Garden

How Some Cities Are Restoring Nature and Tapping the Power of Ecosystems to Enhance and Protect Urban Life. Source: The City within a Garden

Cleveland’s Inaugural FRONT Triennial Generated an Estimated $31 Million for the Region, Study Finds | artnet News

The study estimated that the inaugural FRONT, which was spread across 26 venues, brought in over $31 million to the Northeast Ohio region. Source: Cleveland’s...

Democrats’ House takeover could mean big changes for California water policy

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy hoped to use a year-end government-funding bill to slip through an extension of a federal law that sends more...

Scripps scientists study tide pools, sea cliffs, with ocean protection grants

Four researchers at Scripps Oceanography earned state grants to study how climate change is shifting conditions on the Pacific Coast, from crumbling cliffs to...

California Ocean Protection Council 

The California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) was created in 2004 to help protect, conserve, and maintain healthy coastal and ocean ecosystems and the economies...

Portland Now Generates Electricity From Turbines Installed In City Water Pipes

Water flowing through the city’s pipes will generate electricity like a dam with none of the environmental consequences. Source: Portland Now Generates Electricity From Turbines...