greg hanscom

Greg Hanscom

Underwater cities

Greg Hanscom is a senior editor at Grist. He tweets about cities, bikes, transportation, policy, and sustainability at @ghanscom.


The great cities vs. suburbs rivalry, and why it matters

The cities are winning! No, the ’burbs are! Why do we bicker about census numbers?


L.A. braces for hellish heat waves while world leaders diddle

Los Angeles and other cities have been leading the fight against climate change. Now, they’re preparing for the inevitable.


Congress passes terrible transportation bill, hits the road

Final transportation bill is a major letdown for advocates of transit, bikes, and other car alternatives.


Cities outpace the ‘burbs for the first time in almost a century

Between-year census numbers suggest that many of our largest cities are growing more quickly than the shriveling suburbs. But it’s not just because cities are awesome.


Boxer blinks, OKs a train wreck of a transportation bill

After months of wrangling, the House and Senate have settled on a final transportation bill. It's not pretty.


Rio hangover: 50,000 people rallied for the Earth Summit. Did it do any good?

We came, we saw, we spent hours and hours stuck in Rio’s mythic traffic jams. Here's what we have to show for it.


Arnold ‘Terminates’ commitment to Rio Earth Summit

Arnold Schwarzenegger skips out on a mostly lame Rio+20, robbing the world of at least five chances for "I'll be back" to weave its way into speeches about sustainable development.


A tale of two summits: Rio People’s Summit is both vibrant and troubled

On one side of Rio de Janeiro, world leaders debated the future of the planet. On the other, a grassroots gathering gave a glimpse of the realities of life in the developing world.


In Rio, disappointment, discontent — and a few silver linings

The final Earth Summit agreement, to be signed by world leaders on Friday, isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on, according to many critics. But that doesn’t mean it was a waste of time.

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