Category Archives: Nation, State & Region

Latest Climate Report Says The Same Thing As Every Other Climate Report

Right on the heels of unsettling UN reports that examine the impact of climate change world-wide, a new National Climate Assessment describes the effects and risks of climate change here in the United States. From torrential rainfall in the northeast, to beetle infestations that are killing millions of acres of forest in the northwest, to … Continue reading Latest Climate Report Says The Same Thing As Every Other Climate Report

The Fourth Regional Plan

For decades, the Regional Plan Association (RPA) has played a vital role in shaping the growth of the New York metropolitan area, addressing the interrelated challenges of transportation, development, sustainability, infrastructure, and land use.  The professionals enlisted by RPA are among the most highly-respected in the world, and their efforts have a significant impact on … Continue reading The Fourth Regional Plan

Competing for Younger Residents

This article in the Times highlights both a challenge and an opportunity for our region.  Like other suburban counties, Westchester has been losing population in the 25-44 age range.  That’s a problem for all of us, because younger professionals are vital to attracting jobs, supporting our housing market, and encouraging cultural vitality. The good news … Continue reading Competing for Younger Residents

“All Continents and Across the Oceans”

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the preeminent global authority on climate issues, has just released its latest report, detailing impacts, adaptation strategies, and areas of greatest vulnerability.  It makes for grim reading, even with the report’s assurances that effective policy-making can still make a positive difference.  Money quote: “the effects of climate change … Continue reading “All Continents and Across the Oceans”