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 […]

This Week: Urban Farms, Golden Wheel Awards, AIDS Walk

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Here are this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Tuesday Can You Make a Living as an Urban Farmer? Urban agriculture provides education, places for people to gather, and green spaces in cities. But what about jobs and livelihoods? Numerous city farming and urban gardening projects with a commercial focus have popped up in the Bay […]

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 […]