In today’s Buzz: Jerry Brown plans global climate summit, the ELGL freeze/melt in PHX, cities will feel the heat by 2100. Today’s Buzz is brought to you by sunburns.
What I’m Listening to – the Cranberries
What I’m Doing – hanging out with my cousin
What I’m Watching – scary movies
What I Want to Know – when will I learn to re-apply sunscreen
- Ivanka Trump takes her father’s seat at world leaders’ table during a G-20 meeting: well, I guess this is one way to have a seat at the table.
- Gov. Brown unveils plan for global climate summit, further undercutting Trump’s agenda: In a rebuke to President Trump’s disengagement from worldwide climate change efforts, Gov. Jerry Brown told an international audience Thursday the president “doesn’t speak for the rest of us” and unveiled plans for a global environmental summit in San Francisco next year.
- I’m Freezing! Perspectives From the ELGL Board Retreat
- I’m Melting! Perspectives From the ELGL Board Retreat
- Step 1 to Ending Chronic Homelessness
- Podcast: The Role of Housing Authorities with Melissa Maddox-Evans, Charleston, SC
- Nominees for the 2017 Traeger List
- Supper Club: Portland, OR – July 12 @ 7:00 p.m.
- Webinar: Technology Efficiency Series: Rock Your LinkedIn Profile – July 18, 2017 – 9:00 a.m.
- Supper Club: Chicago, IL -July 20 @ 6:30 p.m.
- Supper Club: Durham, NC – July 20 @ 5:00 p.m.
- Conference: ELGLPopUps – September 22
- Conference: The National Recreation and Park Association’s Annual Conference – September 26-28
- The arrogance of space, visualized in parking lots and car lanes: In 2013, the urban designer Mikael Colville-Anderson struck a chord with transit geeks via, yes, a blog post. By coloring in photos of familiar urban streetscapes on his Copenhagenize website, Colville-Anderson highlighted how unequally road space gets divvied up between autos, bikes, and pedestrians.
- Tree-lined streets or straight sidewalks? Newton debates.: Newton’s public works department wants to cut down up to a dozen trees along Beacon Street as part of a repair project, touching off a debate over whether more should be done to protect the trees shading the city’s roadways.
- Downtown Baltimore parking rates to be set based on demand for spots: How much you pay to park on some downtown Baltimore streets soon will depend on how much other people also want to park there.
- Study: Cities With Large Black Populations Rely More On Fines For Revenue: Electing more black people to local government can prevent police from disproportionately ticketing black communities, according to a new study.
- Urban Planning Can’t Happen Without Black People in the Room — Yet it Does: Creating cities that work for everyone will require big changes in who does urban planning, and how.
- The final bar? How gentrification threatens America’s music cities: What started 30 years ago as a celebration of Austin’s local music scene, though, is now in danger of harming the very thing that made it unique. SXSW brings in hundreds of artists from around the world, 200,000 visitors and $325.3m(£250m) to the city’s economy. Its success has helped Austin establish music as a fundamental part of its development, but at the same time, as many as 20% of musicians in this self-appointed “live music capital of the world” survive below the federal poverty line.
- Won’t you be my neighbor? Four books about gentrification.
- California to feds: Pay $18M fire debt or we’ll watch it burn: The head of California’s emergency services on Monday penned a letter to the U.S. Forest Service that raised to prospects that the state may stop protecting national forests during fires.
- Here’s how hot your city might be by 2100: Summers around the world are already warmer than they used to be, and they’re going to get dramatically hotter by century’s end if carbon pollution continues to rise. That problem will be felt most acutely in cities.
- Fast-growing Frisco wants less concrete, more gathering spots with stricter open space rules: All new projects submitted to the city must now dedicate at least 10 percent of acreage to open space. And not just any open space. The city wants to create meaningful and usable spaces where people can hang out.
Local Government Confidential
- When an Atheist gives the invocation: After the meeting, a police officer escorted Scott out of the building after the editor of the local paper reported receiving death threats and the city council approved a sidewalk project and agreed to study time limits on downtown parking.
- Wanted North Carolina Man Takes to Facebook to Taunt the Police Pursuing Him: A Charlotte-area man on the run from a rape charge can’t seem to stay off social media, and even has posted taunts against the Cabarrus County, N.C., Sheriff’s Office on the department’s own Facebook page.
- Cornwall, Ont. neighbourhood overrun by feral cat ‘crisis’: city officials: “It’s like having a bunch of druggies on your streets”