Category: Urban Systems

Mandating Online Purchase Limits for Degrowth

Mandating Online Purchase Limits for Degrowth

Mandating Online Purchase Limits for Degrowth

12/04/21

“Why should we mandate online purchase limits for degrowth?”

Online purchasing can be fun, but the distance and packaging used to transport items comes at a great environmental cost. For this reason, it might be wise for governments to look into Mandating Online Purchase Limits for Degrowth to ensure sustainability.

Climate Rent Control

Climate Rent Control

Climate Rent Control

11/30/21

“Why do we have to think about a special form of rent control to counteract the effects of climate change?”

Climate change is going to cause demand to spike in certain areas and cause rents to skyrocket. To counteract this, legislators will have to implement rent control policies that take into account how climate change might affect this. One example could be strengthening rent control laws in higher-ground parts of Miami so things can get better. This is why Climate Rent Control is so important.

Uniform Relocation Act Comparable Housing Determination

Uniform Relocation Act Comparable Housing Determination

Uniform Relocation Act Comparable Housing Determination

11/29/21

“How do we determine comparable housing through the uniform relocation act?”

The Uniform Relocation Act allows people to receive buyouts for their homes and move somewhere else if need be. However, before the move can happen the affected unit must be granted “comparable” housing. This means that the new place must have a similar amount and quality of bedrooms, bathrooms, amenities, special features, disability accommodation, and other needs. This is why Uniform Relocation Act Comparable Housing Determination is so important. 

Projecting Housing Shortages Due to Climate Change

Projecting Housing Shortages Due to Climate Change

Projecting Housing Shortages Due to Climate Change

11/27/21

“How can we attempt housing shortages due to climate change?”

Climate change will make a paradigm-shifting impact on the housing market. We’re going to see people rushing to escape hazardous conditions to find shelter in nearby towns, units becoming uninhabitable due to extreme weather, wealthy individuals purchasing homes in supposedly climate-resilient destinations. Planners can take action early and model how this plays out using tools such as agent-based modeling and scholastic simulations. This is how we can go on Projecting Housing Shortages Due to Climate Change.

Water Resource Discrimination

Water Resource Discrimination

Water Resource Discrimination

11/24/21

“Why is water resource discrimination a problem people need to keep their attention on?”

Water resources are one of the backbones of humanity. However, discrimination, whether it be by race or caste, can limit an entire group’s access to clean and sustainable water. This is why Water Resource Discrimination is such a huge issue.

Why Ensuring Water Quality Will Become More Difficult With the Advent of Climate Change

Why Ensuring Water Quality Will Become More Difficult With the Advent of Climate Change

Why Ensuring Water Quality Will Become More Difficult With the Advent of Climate Change

11/22/21

“Why will climate change make ensuring water quality more difficult?”

Water quality is already a difficult issue. However, climate change will add additional stressors, such as more contamination, more droughts, more water overfills, and a myriad of other issues. This is Why Ensuring Water Quality Will Become More Difficult With the Advent of Climate Change.

Designating Climate Retreat Cities

Designating Climate Retreat Cities

Designating Climate Retreat Cities

11/21/21

“How can we designate cities that will see climate retreat?”

Climate change is going to make some cities uninhabitable. For this reason, governments should take preemptive action and designate what towns will need to see climate retreat. This is why Designating Climate Retreat Cities is so important.

Why Water Shortages Can Lead to Refugee Crises

Why Water Shortages Can Lead to Refugee Crises

Why Water Shortages Can Lead to Refugee Crises

11/20/21

“Why can water shortages lead to refugee crises?”

Water shortages can wreak havoc on societies. They lead to malnutrition, damage, and humanitarian issues. This often forces people to run to other places in search of security and stability. This is Why Water Shortages Can Lead to Refugee Crises.

Hiring Translators for Climate Migrant Resettlement

Hiring Translators for Climate Migrant Resettlement

Hiring Translators for Climate Migrant Resettlement

11/19/21

“Why is hiring translators for climate migrant resettlement so important?”

Climate migrants will come from a variety of backgrounds, but those who are most excluded by society will be overrepresented. Since those who do not seek the dominant language qualify for this, translators may be necessary as part of a resettlement process. This is why Hiring Translators for Climate Migrant Resettlement is so important.