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When Is A Sea Wall a Good Idea?

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When Is a Sea Wall a Good Idea? When Is a Sea Wall a Good Idea? By Aline Reynolds — Columbia University Earth Institute, September 13, 2018 Recent hurricanes like Maria and Sandy have brought crippling winds, torrential rains, and flooding to vulnerable coastal regions, in some cases killing thousands of people. Sea walls and other barriers […]

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Raising the Bar for Local Economic Impact of Affordable Housing

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CAMBA Gardens II Raising the Bar for Local Economic Impact of Affordable Housing By Aline Reynolds — Next City, July 30, 2018 Joseph Williams gleams with pride anytime he drives by the new CAMBA Gardens II development in Brooklyn with a friend or family member. “I say to them, ‘My company did the electrical work [for that […]

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NYC Looks Beyond the Classroom to Improve School Performance

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Discussing public benefits enrollment with school parents onsite as part of a pilot program under the NYC Community Schools Initiative. (Credit: Public Policy Lab) NYC Looks Beyond the Classroom to Improve School Performance By Aline Reynolds — Next City, March 28, 2018 At the Academy of Environmental Leadership, in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, 100 percent of […]

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NYC Has a Plan to Push the Pedal on Buses

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As part of an overhaul of its bus system, NYC plans to add double-decker buses along express routes. (Credit: Marc A. Hermann/MTA New York City Transit) NYC Has a Plan to Push the Pedal on Buses By Aline Reynolds — Next City, May 1, 2018 Bronx resident John Sattaur relies on city buses to go practically everywhere, […]

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Charleston Park and Ride Lets Workers Save Big

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Three of John Keener’s employees from his Oyster House and Crab House restaurants who tried out the park and ride shuttle bus to get to work. Charleston Park and Ride Lets Workers Save Big By Aline Reynolds — Next City, April 23, 2018 Charleston resident Chaz Wendel, general manager of the Charleston Crab House, lives just a […]

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Oakland Community Hub Rallies to Save Itself From Gentrification

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Oakland Community Hub Rallies to Save Itself from Gentrification By Aline Reynolds — Next City, March 20, 2018 For seven years, Phoenix Mangrum had nowhere to call home. Living as a squatter, he moved from place to place, often sharing a room with others. Just last year, Mangrum, who works as a cyclist educator for Oakland-based bicycle […]