Archive for May, 2010

While we Wait. Let’s THINK.

May 27, 2010
While we Wait. Let's THINK.

The last entry I wrote on Tuesday, (Thor Ritz wrote yesterday) ended with the line, “all we do now is wait,” which referenced the forced moment of pause to see if the Top Kill procedure would actually stop the oil gusher. And still today, we wait. News just in tells us that the spill is […]

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Walkable Development in Portland (a Lesson for NYC?)

May 26, 2010
Walkable Development in Portland (a Lesson for NYC?)

Streetsblog recently ran a nice piece on walkable development in Portland.  We may face very different challenges here in NYC, but it looks like we’ve got some lessons to learn from smaller sister city in the northwest.  Noah Kazis writes: In many parts of America, efforts to build transit-oriented, walkable communities are foiled because financing […]

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And We’re Back

May 25, 2010
And We're Back

Dear readers, You may have noticed a bit of a lapse here on the blog. And for that I apologize. Every once in a while all CISC hands are on deck for proposals and funding work. That has been the case for the last few weeks. But in the mean time a lot of really […]

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New Tool for Ecological Services

May 18, 2010
New Tool for Ecological Services

From the Stockholm Resilience Centre: Following an intense study of agricultural ecosystems near Montreal, a new tool that enables the simultaneous analysis and management of a wide range of ecological services has been developed by Ciara Raudsepp-Hearne of McGill University´s Department of Geography, Elena Bennett of the McGill School of Environment, and centre researcher Garry […]

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Environmental Baselines: How Species Cease to Matter.

May 17, 2010
Environmental Baselines: How Species Cease to Matter.

The environment within which you live is vastly different than the one that your parents or grandparents found themselves living in. Within the realm of politics, culture, or architecture even, we simply call this history. But what about the natural world? How do we know what the change of seasons felt like? How do we […]

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