Category: CSG in the News

New UN climate report points to compact cities, moving people not just electric cars, to cut emissions

This week, United Nations Secretary General António Guterres stated starkly “We are on a highway to climate hell with our foot on the accelerator.” The agency’s Emissions Gap Report 2022: The Closing Window is an alarming read, finding that the adopted policies of all the world’s nations would lead to global warming of 2.8°C over this century – an apocalyptic outcome.

LTE: Opinion: NVTA regional transportation plan unaffordable and ineffective

Prior to midnight Monday, September 19 comment deadline, twelve non-profit organizations submitted a joint letter urging the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority to reject its proposed $76 Billion TransAction 2045 long-range transportation plan.

CSG in the News: Prince George’s council pulls ‘Machiavellian’ zoning bill after uproar

September 16, 2022 | Washington Post | Daniel Wu

“The inclusion of CB-91 with those bills was “an extra Machiavellian move,” Cheryl Cort, policy director for the nonprofit Coalition for Smarter Growth, wrote to The Washington Post. Had they all passed, CB-91′s supermajority requirement would have solidified the outgoing county council’s final zoning amendments, passed under a lower burden.”

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CSG in the News: D.C. Region Will Now Consider Climate Impacts In Transportation Planning, Aiming To Cut Emissions In Half

“It was a historic vote today,” said Stewart Schwartz, executive director of the Coalition for Smarter Growth. “As they said in the movie, failure is not an option. We have just eight years to slash our emissions to avoid truly runaway climate change.”

CSG News: CSG awarded the Washington Urban Land Institute “Changemaker” Award

On April 5, 2022, the Urban Land Institute – Washington District Council announced that CSG will be receiving their ULI Changemaker Award at their event in June! We are deeply honored. It is a testament to the passion, creativity, and hard work of CSG staff over the past 25 years! Our success would not be possible without you, our fellow activists, supporters, and donors.