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Design, Culture, and Complex Problems: Q&A with Liz Ogbu

In honor of National Arts and Humanities Month, a “coast-to-coast collective recognition of the importance of culture in America,” we’re sharing insights gleaned from Liz Ogbu, a designer, urbanist, and social innovator who infuses arts and culture into sustainable design and spatial innovation in challenged urban environments. Ms. Ogbu joined the SPARCC sites at their […]

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Four Ideas to SPARCC Resilient Community Recovery

By: Laurie Schoeman Across the nation, floods, hurricanes, droughts, heatwaves, and fires have become more frequent and more severe, increasing risks to people, homes, and infrastructure. Recently, we’ve seen storms and fires ravage communities from Puerto Rico, Texas, and Florida to California, killing Americans, upending millions of lives, and costing countless dollars in damage. In […]

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Some Hard Truths about Infrastructure

Douglass Sims, the Director of Strategy and Finance for the Center for Market Innovation at the Natural Resources Defense Council, recently wrote a blogpost on EcoDistricts about the importance of shifting our thinking around infrastructure projects. The new vision he discusses, called High Road Infrastructure, prioritizes community needs when developing infrastructure projects so as not […]

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