Climate One 09-15-2018

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Climate Gentrification

Guests: Ann Cheng, GreenTRIP Program Director, TransForm; Isela Gracian, President, East LA Community Corporation (ELACC); Rachel Swan, Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle; Scott Wiener, California State Senator

Solutions to the climate crisis include driving cleaner cars, planting more trees, eating less meat. But how do our housing choices factor into this?  

Where we build housing and how close it is to mass transit has a big impact on our carbon footprint. Plans to green our cities should include new, urban housing that’s convenient to transportation. But this runs the risk of boosting the real estate market and gentrifying the neighborhood out of the reach of all but the wealthy. Can we build smart and affordable at the same time?

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