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On June 5th, 3 PM EDT, CSI will participate in a TweetChat with #theGrid on the challenges and solutions to achieving social equity and inclusiveness in urban planning and development. Follow us @theCSI and join the conversation.Learn More
“The Faces of Climate Change” is the theme of Earth Day this year. And it’s fitting given the impact that climate change had in 2012 for many of us. 2012 proved loud and clear that climate change knows no boundaries – it affects all of us. And climate change does not work in isolation; it is a challenge in every aspect of our lives. It threatens the viability of our food system, as our farmers must deal with extreme droughts or floods that wipe out our fruits and vegetables. It destroys our homes as we witnessed in the unprecedented forest fires in Colorado. And it destroys our infrastructure from broadband and transit lines to the power grid as we witnessed the raw power unleashed by Superstorm Sandy in NYC last November.Learn More
From eighth grader, Joshua Edwards in Citronelle, Alabama to Daryl Bingham in Oak Brook, Illinois, people in communities without Internet access rely on third parties, in these cases a local McDonald’s, to access the Internet and leverage its many social, economic, educational and health benefits. No American should be forced to access Internet through a fast food restaurant. But for many, like Joshua and Daryl, this is their only option.Learn More
Congress has once again proved that making sausage is a more attractive process to watch than law-making in a gridlocked Congress. Two days ago, Congress finally reached a partial and time-limited agreement to avert the fiscal cliff. In the midst of the deal, they pushed thousands of family farmers over the edge, leaving many of us to question our commitment to family famers and to improving the health of rural and urban residents.Learn More