The COVID-19 pandemic has presented extreme challenges to families and children facing elevated levels of food insecurity. Understanding nutritional need levels is important for local and federal policymakers to determine where, when, and how to provide support to families. But getting a handle on these needs has been made difficult because of a lack of data to compare to the pre-pandemic period and to examine changes during the pandemic.
Although green roofs are considered as a no-regret adaptation measure that helps to address various impacts of climate change, they are still rather rare. This paper explores three major European cities that have policies in place that are supposed to facilitate the installation of green roofs. The authors ask what approaches were chosen by local authorities to promote green roofs and which factors facilitated their implementation. Follow this link to read the article.
Across the country, Black city-builders are imagining and building more just and beautiful communities. What are they learning and dreaming?
The International Society for Urban Health (ISUH) invites you to join their 17th International Conference on Urban Health: 2021 hosted online by SALURBAL and project partners across Latin America.
Walk around your neighborhood and count the house or building colors you see. Four million hues of grey? Check. Lots of tans and browns? Definitely. An abundance of white and off-white? Absolutely. The occasional red door? You got lucky. Even many beautiful brick buildings are muted canvases just waiting for a touch of hue and vibrancy—opportunities in the window frames, doors, and accents. Follow this link to read more.
If you are looking to get quick access to vital information about your local community, the Knowledge Exchange has created a great community profile. You can find information on demographics, income and employment, and housing for your county, a specific community, or a region. Click here to learn more.
A recording of February's webinar on Engaging Latinos and Creating Partnerships with Latino Media is now available to view.
This discussion was led by Ricardo Vela, Program Manager, University of California ANR News and Information Outreach in Spanish (NOS), topics discussed included:
In a pandemic-driven season that saw a surge of e-commerce, the top metros feature a strong presence of logistics hubs like Chicago, the Midwest megaregion that returns to its spot at the top of the Tier 1 rankings. Indeed, the Midwest makes a resounding statement with not just Chicago, but Toledo, Ohio, and Sioux City, Iowa, emerging from the nationwide pack as Tier 2 and Tier 3 winners, Toledo sharing its first-place finish with fellow first-timer Savannah, Georgia.
Join Sarah Rosen Wartell, president of the Urban Institute, for the next installment in Urban’s conversation series, Evidence to Action. During this virtual event, Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA), who represents California’s 27th district, will discuss immigrants’ inclusion in and connection to the safety net.