As climate change takes hold, extreme heat is becoming a growing problem in cities across the globe. While urban heat waves have a devastating effect on cities' populations, they also highlight grave inequalities in urban life. As global temperatures rise, our cities are facing an existential problem: How can they combat extreme heat?
Where (oh where) are the cutesy names for the key demographic group in this election cycle?
There was some rather important economic news yesterday, which could be summed up as "things are getting better."
I abhor racism but I seem to masterfully straddle the thin white line between talking the talk and actually walking the walk.
We must stop living in fear of each other, retreating to predominately White suburbs for safety. We all say we want "better" for our kids, but subjecting them to an environment where no one looks like them hardly constitutes better.
These images document the misery that pervades the Italian capital's suburbs.
Since graduating college, I have been commuting from home into NYC by train. My hop, skip and jump across campus to class is no more. The 8:01am to Penn waits for no one. Neither does the 6:20 home.