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  • Body Politic Denied | Switchboard, from NRDC | Blog Comments | The Sallan Foundation in the Media
    needed and what is politically possible In 2009 it looked like we were finally on our way to at least narrowing the gap President Obama appointed a dream team of scientists to key posts John Holdren as Science Advisor Steven Chu at Energy Lisa Jackson at EPA the Economic Recovery Act included record investments in clean energy and the House of Representatives passed a comprehensive albeit imperfect clean energy and climate bill Bridge the gap Nancy s Comment There s no argument that the facts are on the side of climate activists not skeptics But this leaves out something important The public s understanding of what it means to call something a theory For many theory is something like a guess or notion Risk and uncertainty inherent in any climate change discussion but as with theory scientists don t share a common family of meanings with a skeptical public Let s not even get started on funding for messaging and who s better at it We re living in an era of sweeping doubt and mistrust of evidence based expertise Some experts have clearly let us all down economists financiers financial regulators In other instances the popular science press can

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  • Benchmarking Progress | Oculus Magazine | Featured | The Sallan Foundation in the Media
    Current Torchlight Snapshot Reports In the Media Events Partners Contact Us Our Back Nuke Pages In the Media Home Sallan At The Symposium Featured Oculus Magazine Benchmarking Progress Rick Bell Executive Director of AIANY tips his hat to Sallan s work on advancing useful knowledge about the City s building benchmarking law Have a look Home About Sallan News Views In the Media Post Event Wrap ups Partners Subscribe to

    Original URL path: http://www.sallan.org/Sallan_In-the-Media/2011/04/benchmarking_progress.php (2016-02-10)
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  • No Stopping It! | GlobeSt.com | Interviews | The Sallan Foundation in the Media
    business climate of 2009 At a panel organized by Schulte Roth Zabel Sallan s Nancy Anderson agreed with real estate insiders there s no going back Green energy efficient building will become New York s new normal Article Extended Excerpt Douglas Durst co president of the Durst Organization was a key figure in the retreats and brainstorming sessions that culminated in 4 Times Square Given that know how of green building practices is still being acquired sometimes on a project by project basis he said the most useful step New York State could take in promoting sustainable real estate would be to establish a depository of information on the subject It could be easily done and would be extremely helpful Nearly 15 years separate 4 Times Square and 1 Bryant Park and green building has evolved in that time Asked whether older eco friendly projects are in danger of becoming obsolete Douglas Durst responded that it is a concern but that s true with any technology As yet the Bloomberg administration s PlaNYC the sustainability program announced by Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Earth Day in 2007 hasn t been codified into actual laws However that s changing said Nancy Anderson

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  • Thrive Or Jive | The Atlantic Magazine | Blog Comments | The Sallan Foundation in the Media
    of the streets and neighborhoods within roughly 20 blocks of their apartments in Greenwich Village that is west to the Village s Meatpacking District and new Gold Coast along West Street east to the fringes of Alphabet City north to Union Square and south to SoHo and Tribeca This area today is in every sense rarefied and for most of its history was in crucial ways set apart from the rest of Manhattan which to some extent leaped beyond it Still the precedent for using the Village to draw lessons and issue prescriptions about New York generally and indeed urban life writ large was of course sanctified in 1961 by that doughty urban observer and community activist Jane Jacobs She largely formed her conclusions in The Death and Life of Great American Cities the ur text for contemporary writing about urban life and the most influential American book ever written about cities by closely reading the neighborhood life around her house on Hudson Street about six blocks from Sorkin s apartment and by my reckoning about 10 from Zukin s it s all a bit clubby Read the Atlantic article in full Nancy s Comment The durable debate over what makes American cities live or die is well served by Schwarz and commenters However missing here is consideration of the infrastructure that makes cities possible the electric grid mass transit sanitation water and sewer sewage treatment Coming from an urban sustainability perspective it looks like the gentrification of the West Village has as much to do with opening the waterfront to recreation and recreational views made possible by the end of NYC as a major port AND by the system of sewage treatment plants that cleaned up its foul and filthy harbor Of course the sewage treatment plant that serves

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  • Message from Barcelona | TreeHugger | Featured | The Sallan Foundation in the Media
    Sallan Foundation This organisation was set up to focus attention on improving the urban environment through innovative green ideas Their mission is to follow trends consider current thinking and push interesting proposals into the spotlight They do this by reporting on topical green issues commissioning focus articles promoting green events as well as hosting forums salons and lectures They aim to disseminate information to as wide an audience as possible

    Original URL path: http://www.sallan.org/Sallan_In-the-Media/2006/01/message_from_barcelona.php (2016-02-10)
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  • @Sallan_Found Tweets #cwnyc Opening Session | Climate Week Opening Session | Twitter Conversations | The Sallan Foundation in the Media
    during which a callout for a new generation of leaders was made based on strong evidence around anthropogenic climate change in the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report The report available for download on Monday September 30th 2013 a summary is due out on Friday 27 September The first event RETHINKING RESILIENCY ONE YEAR AFTER SANDY explores the efforts taken by governments businesses and civil society over the past year to build

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  • Torchlight Goes Global | ArcNewsNow | Featured | The Sallan Foundation in the Media
    In That Data In the Media Home Urban Innovation Creative DistributionSystems And Featured ArcNewsNow Torchlight Goes Global ArcNewsNow a must read newsletter for those who want to keep abreast of what s happening in architecture the world over gives a nod to Nancy Anderson s Torchlight on the data driven built environment along with Ana Clark s exploration of the rise of community development corporations for Next American City Home

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  • News & Views: Georgia: Beyond Coal Archives
    AM Permalink August 05 2013 Help My House On bill financing is key to a South Carolina program to upgrade energy efficiency in affordable homes and save occupants 300 a year Posted by karen at 01 26 PM Permalink Marine Life Feeling The Heat Marine life reacts faster to a heating climate than land based plants and animals Posted by karen at 01 14 PM Permalink Palo Alto All Renewable Palo Alto California now requires 100 of its energy to come from renewable sources Posted by karen at 12 54 PM Permalink Subway Riders Save Money Reuse of NYC Metrocards soars with 1 fee for buying new ones Posted by karen at 12 49 PM Permalink China Better Air For People And Planet Making China s air safe to breathe goes in hand in hand with cutting GHGs Posted by karen at 12 43 PM Permalink Teamsters Hall Built By PACE The energy efficient Teamsters Union Hall is the first PACE financed project in Los Angeles county Posted by karen at 12 34 PM Permalink Reinvent Or Go Extinct Europe s electric utility industry confronts the need to fundamentally change or else Posted by karen at 12 27 PM Permalink Eco Consumer Surveys 2 0 What can be done to upgrade consumer surveys on energy efficiency and renewable power Posted by karen at 12 02 PM Permalink For Your Consideration Five ideas for a more sustainable in every sense NYC Posted by karen at 09 09 AM Permalink August 02 2013 London Stocking Up On Renewables Stock market IPO s for renewable energy firms are on the upswing in London Posted by karen at 12 25 PM Permalink Former EPA Chiefs Cheer Carbon Tax Four previous EPA leaders confirm that climate change is real and needs to be tackled head on with a carbon tax Posted by karen at 12 17 PM Permalink Global Climate Report Coming Soon Meet climate scientists engaged in the latest report of the International Panel on Climate Change due out this fall Posted by karen at 11 17 AM Permalink German Green Glow Dims Great hopes for German leadership on how to end our fossil fuel addiction are fading Posted by karen at 11 06 AM Permalink Killer Ladybugs 140 000 ladybugs turned loose in Central Park to combat pests without using toxic chemical Posted by karen at 10 48 AM Permalink Just The Facts Ma am Washington DC gets its first real time energy use monitoring system for public buildings Posted by karen at 06 34 AM Permalink Hot Rocks Could fracking create enhanced geothermal systems to amp up the world s zero carbon energy supply Posted by karen at 06 25 AM Permalink August 01 2013 Words Fail Me Scientists picture of Earth temperatures today and the blistering speed of change by 2100 Posted by karen at 02 21 PM Permalink Helsinki Density Does It Residents in a new densely developed Helsinki neighborhood choose to to trade more space for urban amenities Posted

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