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First California CNU Community Charrette

The California Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CCNU) will hold its first CCNU Community Charrette June 22 - 25 for the City of Livingston, California.  As an annual, volunteer event for deserving communities, the charrette will provide CNU members an opportunity to collaborate on community plans and form-based codes for specific areas or corridors.  We welcome your participation so please let us know, as soon as possible, whether you will participate on-site or remotely, and we will send a short form to complete.

The Adaptation Opportunity

I imagine we'll see some serious geoengineering ("options that would involve large-scale engineering of our environment in order to combat or counteract the effects of changes in atmospheric chemistry") proposals soon.  Many of us recognize the need to address adaptation at multiple scales and intensities and across geographies, in the face of increasing climate-driven weather events.  This demand will help vindicate NU principles, strategies, and actions.  As an NU approach, I suggest we champion 1) private and public/private interventions (e.g., packaged utility/power syste