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Laurie Mazur

Laurie Mazur


Laurie Mazur is editor for the Island Press Urban Resilience Project, which is supported by the Kresge Foundation and the JPB Foundation. She has published three books and numerous articles and op-eds on environmental, health and social justice issues. Mazur’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, The Los Angeles Times and many other publications.

Mazur also founded and for several years directed the Funders Network on Population, Reproductive Health and Rights (now Funders for Reproductive Equity). Earlier in her career, she served as communications director for the Pew Global Stewardship Initiative and as editor of in-house publications for the New York Public Interest Research Group.

Other local governments and regions can learn from a range of strategies such as zoning changes, encouraging EVs and making freight systems more efficient.
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.