Jeff Turrentine

“Jeff Turrentine is the Culture & Politics columnist at NRDC’s onEarth. A former reporter for The Washington Post, he has also written for Slate, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times

Roundabout in the West Clay neighborhood of Carmel, IN Courtesy City Of Carmel

This mayor puts the “Conserve” back in Conservative

Indianan Jim Brainard has been making the post-partisan case for building sustainable, resilient cities for more than 20 years. As a self-identified conservative Republican who not only believes in climate science but has made it his personal mission to incorporate sustainable urban planning and climate resilience into his vision for Carmel, Brainard has become a symbol of what post-partisan climate leadership can and should look like.

August 7, 2019

The Facts are not enough

Can an IPCC report or a star-studded Showtime mini-series change the way people talk and think about climate change?

April 9, 2014


Empty Lots, Grand Visions

…the lesson at hand requires us to ask an important question: How do we go about balancing the vertical density that makes any city feel urban with the scenic, spirit-reviving respites that make it feel, well, human?

October 29, 2013


L.A. takes the high road

The capital of sprawl, gridlock, and ill-gotten water seeks redemption.

June 11, 2013


A Desire Named Streetcar

Twentysomethings are eschewing their cars in never-before-seen numbers for alternate forms of transit…

May 17, 2013

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