One of the benefits of California’s cap-and-trade program is that it produces revenue that can be used to explore ways of reducing greenhouse gas emissions that might not fit into current ways of thinking about emission reductions. For example, the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities program makes the connection between where and how people live […]
From SPUR: Image Credit: Flickr user disatasu Mark Herbert, British planner and urbanist, has been observing the United States up close — from Motor City’s Eastside to the Big Easy’s Lower Ninth Ward. He returns to the Bay Area to compare and contrast the vast differences between American and British community engagement models, and provide some […]
The Greenlining Institute, an Oakland-based nonprofit, released a report today describing a three-step framework that can be used to help communities figure out which transportation investments best serve their needs.
The Senate released a spending plan for the unallocated portion of cap-and-trade revenues today, in the form of Assembly Bill 1613. The plan, say Senate leaders and advocates, focuses on environmental equity while supporting projects that will reduce greenhouse gases. Cap-and-trade revenues, raised at auction from companies that pollute, are required by law to be […]
Here are this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Monday/tonight! Intermediate Urban Biking. Already feel reasonably comfortable riding your bike in the city? Have a good sense of your rights and responsibilities? Then it’s time for you to develop your skills even further. This brand-new classroom course teaches more advanced skills and techniques: riding in all […]
While there is a push to make quick decisions and get projects on the ground fast, there is also counter pressure to take enough time to get these decisions right. There won't be another opportunity to raise money for transportation any time soon.