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Laurie Mazur


Laurie Mazur is editor of the Island Press Urban Resilience Project, which is supported by the Kresge Foundation and the JPB Foundation. She is the editor of the books A Pivotal Moment: Population, Justice and the Environmental Challenge and Beyond the Numbers: a Reader on Population, Consumption and the Environment and co-author of Marketing Madness: a Survival Guide to a Consumer Society.

Mazur also founded and for several years directed the Funders Network on Population, Reproductive Health and Rights. She is a graduate of Oberlin College.

They give cities a way to share the risk and learn whether new approaches work.
Everyone should have ready access to a high-quality park, but it's especially important for low-income neighborhoods.
It's too hard for low-income households to take advantage of programs to lower their utility bills. Some cities are making progress.
There are many choices and challenges, but it's an attainable goal.