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Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change

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Editor’s note: Today we are very pleased to begin a five-part series of excerpts from Peter Calthorpe’s book, “Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change.” Keep reading this week and next to learn how you can win a copy of the book from Island Press. I take as a given that climate change is an […]

Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change: Urbanism Expanded

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Editor’s note: This week, we continue our 5-part series of excerpts from Peter Calthorpe’s book, “Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change.” This is installment number three. Thanks to Island Press, a few lucky Streetsblog readers will be selected to receive a free copy of the book. To enter the contest, fill out this form. […]

A Special TransForum with Peter Calthorpe

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From TransForm: World-renowned urban planner Peter Calthorpe will discuss his new book, Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change, which shows how combining more compact patterns of growth with conservation and new technology can achieve not only needed reductions in carbon emissions but achieve many other critical economic and lifestyle benefits. Peter will sign books at the end […]

A Message from Copenhagen: Climate Plan Must Include Walkable Urbanism

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The energy-saving benefits of transit aren’t limited to the transportation sector. Image: Jonathan Rose Companies via Richard Layman. At a panel discussion yesterday at the Copenhagen climate summit, American policymakers and transit experts delivered a clear message: Walkable urban development must be part of any effective plan to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. Thanks to […]