Van Jones and the Green Collar Economy

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Van Jones and the Vision for a New Urban Environmentalism

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This morning we’re featuring a post from Streetsblog Network member Where, an always thought-provoking international blog that "brings together urbanists from all walks of life living in cities around the world to poke, prod, and otherwise examine everything urban in an effort to maintain a global conversation about this increasingly vital subject matter." Today Where […]

Today’s Headlines

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AC Transit Board Votes to Raise Fares (SF Gate, Coco Times) A Rundown of the Fare/Service Cuts Facing Bay Area Transit Agencies (Santa Rosa CityBus) Study: Calif. Coastal Cities Must Plan for a Rise in Ocean Levels (SF Gate, LAT, Merc) Van Jones will Take Role as White House Green Jobs Advisor (Alternet) Agency Squabbling […]

Could a Green Bank Hitch a Ride on the Jobs Bill?

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Fans of a National Infrastructure Bank (NIB) that would help leverage private-sector funding for transportation projects are still hoping for Hill action after the House declined to add the idea to its $154 billion jobs bill. But the NIB isn’t the only new financing strategy on the table, as Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) reminded […]

How Would You Redesign Market Street at Van Ness?

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With the SFMTA poised to install green bike boxes in both directions of Market Street at Van Ness Avenue, it got me thinking about how the agency could better design that intersection for the huge numbers of bicyclists who pass through it on a daily basis, particularly on eastbound Market where drivers and people on […]