Legalized Cannabis & Land Use Regulations in Portland, Oregon
by Kevin Gooley
For decades, Oregon has been a trailblazer in progressive cannabis culture. In 1973 it became the first state to decriminalize possession and use. In 1998, The Oregon Medical Marijuana Act allowed cannabis to be cult...
Hyperloop One Expands Economic Opportunities Within the Rust Belt, and Beyond
by Jeff Jilek
A Hyperloop route running from Chicago, Illinois to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is one of a few possible routes chosen as a finalist by Los Angeles-based Hyperloop One. Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Columbus, Ohio will be ma...
Written Word, Rap & Film: Storytelling Takes Stage at SF Urban Film Fest
by Rosabella Alvarez-Calderón
When asked to describe your city to a curious stranger, what stories would you tell? Nearly sixty years ago, Jane Jacobs wrote an extraordinary book called “The Death and Life of Great American Cities.” The book c...
Reversing Climate Change: A Review of The Biochar Solution by Albert Bates
by Auditiyo Das Gupta
The Biochar Solution, by Albert Bates, is a book about a potential solution to climate change that can be achieved through the use of biochar. Biochar is a type of charcoal used for soil amendment, and when created s...
Chicago Blogger Hannah Flynn Says Farewell to The Global Grid
by Hannah Flynn
A little over six months ago, I was weathering my final winter as an Environmental Studies student at the University of Chicago. I was knee-deep in midterms and my BA Thesis. I was also planning to interview with Ren...
Car2Go Disinvesting in Low-Income Areas within the Twin Cities
by Tam Nguyen
Aside from the trend of the Nice Ride, a popular bike-sharing program, car-sharing businesses also bloom in the Twin Cities, like many others. Car-sharing is the practice of using one or more cars with other people. ...
Young Vancouverites Discuss Housing Affordability at “A Future We Can’t Afford”
by Amy Do
Amidst conversation surrounding housing affordability issues in the Metro Vancouver area, young Vancouverites came together at the Museum of Vancouver on April 22, 2016 to discuss issues relating to the housing marke...
Los Angeles Blogger Sophia Huynh Says Farewell to The Global Grid
by Sophia Huynh
When I first applied to be a blogger for The Global Grid, I was a civil engineering student looking to learn more about the field outside of a university lecture hall. Growing up in the Los Angeles, I knew L.A. was a...
St. Paul, Minnesota’s Eugene McCarthy Post Office Underwent Historic Redevelopment
by Tam Nguyen
The two conjoining projects of Custom House apartments and Hyatt Place hotel are one of the biggest development projects completed in 2016 for St. Paul, Minnesota. Towering over the East side of the Twin Cities, alon...
New "Safe Sleep Policy" Legalizes Homeless Camping in Portland, Oregon
by Kevin Gooley
Portland's homeless population has been on a steady increase the past several years, eventually forcing the city to declare a homeless emergency at the end of 2015. This gave the city power to waive land-use restrict...
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