Cities and urbanized areas are generally hotter than the surrounding countryside. In some instances, much hotter. This discrepancy, known as the urban heat island (“UHI”) effect, occurs for a number of reasons, […]
Weekly Links: The Psychedelic Cities of Space, Atlanta in Danger of Losing Its City in the Forest Nickname, and the Story of How LA Traffic Got to be so un-Dude-Like
Will this remote village in Alaska be the first victim of sea level rise? From PRI: “In 2008, the Inupiat village sued 24 of the world’s biggest fossil fuel companies for damages. In […]
Oyster Shells Are Critical to the Prevention of Shoreline Erosion, So Celebrate National Oyster Day By Giving Back
By Jennifer Grimes If you’re celebrating National Oyster Day today by rapidly devouring copious amounts of delicious bivalve meat (but obviously not before posting it to Instagram), you may want to consider […]
In an article in this month’s edition of Governing, Scott Beyer posits that Miami has been able to control gentrification by allowing taller buildings. The Brickell district is home to many of the city’s […]
By: Spencer Milton Eugene Mirman is a comedian most recognizable for his portrayal of Gene in the TV series Bob’s Burgers and least recognizable as a land use planner that uses his […]
Oysters vs. Atlanta; How Exactly Will the Supreme Court Decide How to Divide Water in the ACF Basin?
This is the third part of a four part piece on the ongoing Tri-State Water Wars. This part focuses on how the US Supreme Court will reach an apportionment decision and the fourth part […]
Support for environmental protection through land use regulation can be peculiar. On the national stage, the fervor over placing any type of regulation on how one can use his or her land […]
Remembering the Time Andrew Jackson Decided to Ignore the Supreme Court In the Name of Georgia's Right to Cherokee Land
“John Marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it.” Though President Jackson’s exact words were a bit different, the sentiment remained. Enforcing the ruling meant not only deviating from his own ideology, but alienating a state that shared his core beliefs. So he decided to undermine the system of checks and balances and ignore the ruling. Without the President to enforce the ruling of the Supreme Court, the opinion largely meant nothing. Samuel Worcester remained imprisoned in Milledgeville and the militia of Georgia was free to encroach on Cherokee land.
While scientific studies have already shown the clear link between fracking and earthquake activity, courts have been less enthusiastic in making the connection. That, however, may be changing. Over the past several years […]
America’s big cities continue to outpace the overall nation in population growth and Atlanta is no slouch. Several months ago the US Census Bureau released official 2013 population estimates for counties, which […]