Laurie Mazur is the editor for the Kresge Foundation/Island Press Urban Resilience Project, which is working to advance a holistic, transformative approach to urban resilience in the era of climate change, grounded in a commitment to sustainability and equity. Laurie has written extensively about gender, health, and environment issues. http://grist.org/author/laurie-mazur/
By Laurie Mazur, Resilience.org
In this hopeful and frustrating year, contributors to the Island Press Urban Resilience Project celebrated our collective progress, while highlighting how far we have yet to go.
By Laurie Mazur, Environmental Health News
Today, Americans have sorted ourselves into communities defined by geography, demography, ideology— and opportunities to communicate across those divides are exceedingly rare. But the shared trauma of flooding offers an opening.
By Laurie Mazur, Earth Island Journal
Green 2.0 was launched in 2014 as a working group of thought leaders at the intersection of environment and race. We commissioned a report that found that the mainstream environmental movement had failed to diversify their staff despite decades of promises to do so.
By Laurie Mazur, Susanne Moser, Earth Island Journal
So we’re having to deal with completely new environmental conditions, and we will be changed by that. Can we imagine that? No. Can we try to imagine that we’re not just clobbering each other over the head or blowing each other up? I can imagine something different.
By Laurie Mazur, Mongabay
If a tree falls in the forest, what does it cost?