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Media related to the publication of and projects contained in the book ‘From the Ground Up’ by author Alison Sant.

America Trends Podcast

America Trends Podcast featuring Alison Sant

While cities are cluing in to the power of collaboration to fight climate change, much of the transformative action seen today is originating at the community and grassroots level. How can all segments of society work together towards this common goal–since climate change should matter to all of us? This week, we’re joined by Alison Sant, Co-Founder of Studio for…

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…

Philadelphia’s Pervious Surface Goals: An Animated Film

Since 2009, Philadelphia has combined its commitment to making green spaces accessible to all its residents with a stormwater management approach that prioritizes green infrastructure. It set the ambitious goal to green a third of the existing impervious landscape within the city including schoolyards, vacant lots, and parks. This video animates of Packard Jennings illustration of Philadelphia’s pie-chart breakdown of…

Tabor to the River Water Cycle: An Animated Film

In the early 2000s, Portland began one of the country’s first green infrastructure programs. For decades, Portland has been working to mitigate its combined sewer overflow events by improving the ecological function and health of its watersheds, conserving natural areas, and making room for flooding. Among these watershed-wide projects is the Tabor to the River program. The project piloted nature-based…

ThreeSixtyCity Podcast featuring Alison Sant

While cities are cluing in to the power of collaboration to fight climate change, much of the transformative action seen today is originating at the community and grassroots level. How can all segments of society work together towards this common goal–since climate change should matter to all of us? This week, we’re joined by Alison Sant, Co-Founder of Studio for…