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How regions can lead: Helping California meet big new goals to fight climate change

By Chanell Fletcher, Associate Director August 29, 2016 The times in California are even more exciting than when I last posted, as on Tuesday the state Assembly passed SB 32, extending the state’s ambitious climate goals beyond 2020. The new law, which is expected to be signed by Governor Brown, requires the reduction of greenhouse […]

Ready, aim: Improving California’s targets on climate change and land use

By Chanell Fletcher, Associate Director August 18, 2016 These are exciting times in California. All eyes are on SB 32 (Pavley), a bill now on the floor of the State Assembly. This bill would carry on the legacy of AB 32, California’s landmark climate change law, which set targets to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas […]

On Milwaukee: Shootings, segregation, and public policy

Segregation is partly about personal hostility, but it is largely about public policy. Intentionally or not, the transportation and housing policies of the state and the suburbs double as racial fortifications. — Daniel Dale, Toronto Star by Carey Knecht, Director August 16, 2016 This past Saturday, a police officer in Milwaukee shot Sylville K. Smith, […]

The littlest ClimatePlanner

By Carey Knecht, Director July 28, 2016 Happy summer! I’m not quite back from parental leave yet, but I wanted to say hello and introduce the newest member of the ClimatePlan family — my son Alden. Over the past few months, this little guy has doubled in weight, learned to roll over, and made us […]

New and Improved? Updating the State’s Regional Transportation Guidelines

Thanks to Bill Sadler, California Senior Policy Manager at the Safe Routes to School National Partnership for this update. See his original blog post here. July 26, 2016 Last month, the California Transportation Commission and Caltrans kicked off the update to the state’s Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) Guidelines. This will be the first update since […]

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