News

We review local, regional and national news that touches on our work here at BARC. Whether it be renewable energy, rising sea levels, racial segregation or the changing landscape of new laws and new technologies that will shape our communities.

August 27, 2020 — An article in the New York Times highlights the growing acceptance of planned relocation, also known as "managed retreat", strategies to move homes out of harm's way amid rising sea levels and more frequent and severe hurricanes and storms. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the...
August 17, 2020 — An article posted on U.C. Berkeley's Energy Institute at Haas blog today highlights the fact that while building electrification mandates are becoming more widespread, policies that only apply to new buildings will be limited in their near-term impact, given the extremely slow rate of new...
August 4, 2020 — An article in the New York Times today highlights how climate change is laying bare the limitations of our disaster response institutions, including FEMA, in responding to more frequent and severe natural disasters caused by climate change. This week alone, Hurricane Isaias and the Apple Fire are...
August 3, 2020 — A recent article in the New York Times reports on the results of a recent study, which finds that economic harm from rising seas will be faster and more widespread than previously thought, due to the effects of extreme tides, crashing waves and powerful coastal storms, which sea level rise will...
July 10, 2020 — A recent article in the New York Times puts forth a vision of a New York City re-designed to prioritize people; not cars. The article highlights the astronomical amount of space that American cities dedicate to cars and car infrastructure: in Manhattan, cars take up an area nearly four times as...

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