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Greening Your Summer Vacation

Posted: 06.26.2017

Read the entire article at the New York Times.   The United Nations has proclaimed 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism with a goal of promoting positive change in travel with regard to social inclusion, environmental protection and economic equality. But what does that mean for the everyday traveler planning a summer vacation? Homework. While the […]

Climate Change as a Design Problem

Posted: 06.23.2017

Read the entire article at The New York Times.   Many discussions of climate change begin at the water’s edge, in cities and towns where the rising ocean is an existential threat, or will be soon. But when he chose to embark on a series on the topic, Michael Kimmelman, The New York Times’s architecture critic, […]

A Wall Street Veteran’s Views on Climate Risk Management

Posted: 06.21.2017

Read the entire article at The Hill.   I’m a Wall Street risk manager. As an employee, a partner and, for four years, the risk manager at Goldman Sachs, I served many chairmen, including Bob Rubin, Hank Paulson and Lloyd Blankfein, who leads the firm today. Every one of them has always understood that managing risk […]

San Francisco Design Teams Compete for Best Solutions to Sea Level Rise

Posted: 06.19.2017

Read the entire article at The San Francisco Chronicle.    An ambitious design competition that seeks to make the Bay Area a model for how to prepare for sea-level rise kicks off this week. The competition, dubbed “Resilient by Design,” will select 10 interdisciplinary teams to tackle 10 sites around the bay, with at least one […]

The Long and Winding Road to Sustainable Tourism

Posted: 06.16.2017

Read the entire article on GreenBiz.   Earlier this year, Hilton trumpeted the arrival of its latest hotel brand, one comprised of unique properties with especially close ties to the communities in which they are located — the foundation for a sustainable relationship.      It’s notable that the first property in the so-called Tapestry Collection, […]

Mainland Miami Ponders Returning Neighborhoods to Nature to Survive Rising Seas

Posted: 06.14.2017

Read the entire article at The Miami Herald. On mainland Miami, miles away from the pumps that keep Biscayne Bay from slowly swallowing South Beach, the neighborhood around Ray Chasser’s riverfront house seems like it’s drowning one high tide at a time.     When the moon is full and the bay bloated, a salty soup […]

Why Climate Change is Personal for Interior Designers

Posted: 06.12.2017

Read the entire article on MultiBriefs.   As an interior designer, I have always believed what we put into our building influences our well-being. By choosing finishes, furniture and lighting that are sustainable, we are increasing our chances of having a better quality of life inside our buildings. Keeping in mind that air and water quality […]

10 Times Cheaper to Take Electric Robo-Taxis than to Own a Car

Posted: 06.09.2017

Read the entire article at Fast Company.   A new report predicts that we’re on the edge of an incredibly rapid transition to an entirely new transportation system – where it will be so much cheaper and easier to not own a car, you’ll get rid of it as soon as you can.     Self-driving cars, […]

How Rising Seas and Coastal Storms Drowned the U.S. Flood Insurance Program

Posted: 06.07.2017

Read the entire article at YaleEnvironment360.   Sea level rise and more severe storms are overwhelming U.S. coastal communities, causing billions of dollars in damage and essentially bankrupting the federal flood insurance program. Yet rebuilding continues, despite warnings that far more properties will soon be underwater.     The federal insurance program has subsidized thousands […]

200 Cities Using New Tool to Improve Disaster-related Resilience

Posted: 06.05.2017

Read the entire article at CityScope.   In a bid to boost resilience in the face of disaster, some 200 cities say they will start using a new tool to develop strategies for curbing disaster losses from climate change and other risks. The tool was released last week at the Global Platform for Risk Reduction summit held in […]