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Part 1: Reclaim the Streets
Part 2: Tear Up the Concrete
Part 3: Plant the City
Part 4: Adapt the Shoreline
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The Book

For decades, American cities have experimented with ways to remake themselves in response to climate change. These efforts, often driven by grassroots activism, offer valuable lessons for transforming the places we live. In her new book Alison Sant focuses on the unique ways in which US cities are working to mitigate and adapt to climate change while creating equitable and livable communities. She shows how, from the ground up, we are raising the bar to make cities places in which we don’t just survive, but where all people have the opportunity to thrive.

From the Ground Up Book


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Over 90 activists, community organizers, city officials, scientists, designers, policymakers, authors, and academics shared their experiences in the writing of From the Ground Up. Learn more about their work.


These are a few selected resources that provide insight into the groundbreaking work on climate change happening in the United States today.

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