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Urban Transformation

Getting More Solar on Rooftops Across the Country

To meet the US goal of decarbonizing the power sector by 2035, we need to rapidly green the grid. A large part of that means installing more solar PV systems on rooftops across the country. Unfortunately, we are still in the dark ages when it comes to the permitting process…

Build Mixed-Income Housing in Wealthy Urban Neighborhoods

The United States is emerging from the acute health and economic crises wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic to a longstanding housing shortage that is only worsening. The compounding harms of this nationwide crisis range from cost burden and inadequate housing to displacement and homelessness. Estimates of the…

Bringing Back Clean Air

With the promise of vaccines curtailing the spread of COVID, states and economies are beginning to open up again, and we find ourselves getting back not only the good but also some of the negative aspects of pre-pandemic life. Businesses are powering back up, and cars and trucks are roaring…

peron on top of mountain overlooking a town

Paris Takes More Than Nations

Now that the United States has officially reentered the Paris Agreement, every nation in the world is working together on climate actions to limit global temperature rise. That is undoubtedly great news because national-level commitments are critical to the success of these efforts. At the same time, while national governments…