SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Breakthrough Communities: Sustainability and justice in the next American metropolis

"Planning for climate change and sustainable communities won’t succeed if
it perpetuates inequity and poverty at the regional scale. But many
regions throughout the country are innovating new models for equity.
Join us for a dialogue with Carl Anthony and Paloma Pavel,
national leaders on the subject, as they describe the ideas from their
new book, Breakthrough Communities: Sustainability and Justice in the
Next American Metropolis
"

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