Posts tagged with 'adaptation'
Research Recap, June 6: Green Roof Benefits, New Biofuel Source, Climate Change Adaptation
Research Recap, June 6: Green Roof Benefits, New Biofuel Source, Climate Change Adaptation
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Green Roof Benefits Green roofs are a cost-effective way to reduce storm water runoff, cool the ...
New Report: High Rates of Per Capita Emissions in Global Cities, Especially Among Affluent
New Report: High Rates of Per Capita Emissions in Global Cities, Especially Among Affluent
“If all production- and consumption-based emissions that result from lifestyle and purchasing are included, urban residents and their associated affluence likely account for more than 80 percent of the world’s GHG emissions,” says a new report, “Cities and Greenhouse Gas ...
Access Over Mobility: Why Driving Can't Be the Only Option
Access Over Mobility: Why Driving Can't Be the Only Option
Last week, the Washington, D.C. region was awash in hype over an impending “thunder snow” storm.  While  the storm under-delivered on the snow, it certainly caused chaos. Storms like these highlight the benefits of compact urban development while underscoring the ...
Adapting to Climate Change: Is Our Transport Infrastructure Robust Enough?
Adapting to Climate Change: Is Our Transport Infrastructure Robust Enough?
In the wake of  the Cancun climate negotiations, we thought it would be interesting to examine some of the likely impacts of climate change on transportation infrastructure. “Rising sea levels, greater weather variability, and more extreme weather events like hurricanes, permafrost thawing, ...
Preparing Our Transportation Systems for Climate Change
Preparing Our Transportation Systems for Climate Change
We know climate change is happening and that its impacts on our society will be serious.  Despite this knowledge, planners and elected leaders are not doing enough to prepare our transportation infrastructure for global warming’s effects.  That was the message ...