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New Cities features ‘From the Ground Up’

We caught up with the Co-Founder of Studio for Urban Projects and author Alison Sant to talk about her recently published book ‘From the Ground Up.’ Listen to the conversation on our threesixtyCITY podcast or read an excerpt from the book below. Our conversation covers: how to converge bottom-up and top-down efforts—forging healthy relationships between grassroots organizations, government, and science…

Midwest Book Review: From the Ground Up

Especially and unreservedly recommended reading for environmental activists and governmental policy makers, ‘From the Ground Up: Local Efforts to Create Resilient Cities’ is a clarion and illustrated call to action regarding the necessity for communities to become climate resilient in the face of inexorable climate change driven impacts while acknowledging and addressing the unfortunate social and racial injustice of past…

Volunteers install stormwater features along a demonstration block in the Seventh Ward, New Orleans

The Water Collaborative features ‘From the Ground Up’

Alison Sant laid the foundation for her book with a simple premise, – best resiliency practices come from the communities that are on the front lines. After more than ninety interviews with community activists, city officials, scientists and urban designers across the country Sant’s book is finally complete. It is available online, will be hitting the bookstores in February and…

Excerpt Published in Resilience.org

Resilience.org feature: Reimagining Our Cities

For more than three decades, US cities have experimented with ways to remake themselves in response to climate change. From tactical interventions and urban prototypes to pilot projects, streets have been reconfigured to accommodate people, bikes, and transit. Roads, parks, and backyards have been made absorbent. Forest canopies have been broadened and urban waters restored. These efforts have been motivated…