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.


Postcard from the edge: Urban conundrums on the front lines of climate change

In a warming world, cities will adapt or die. Grist's newest blog, Underwater cities, will take a hard look at what adaptation means.


Saving the city from climate change, one house at a time

New York City’s chief urban designer struggles to protect his house from future floods, and gets a taste of just how unprepared we really are.


The caveman dilemma: Why we take such lousy care of ourselves and our planet

Harvard evolutionary biologist Daniel Lieberman says we're ill-adapted for the world we've made for ourselves.


This is what it will look like when the Big One hits New York City

Hurricane Sandy was just a taste of what's to come. Now you can get a look at the full meal deal, thanks to a super cool new mapping tool.


Nature vs. nature: Is “green infrastructure” the best defense against climate disasters?

A year after Hurricane Sandy pummeled the East Coast, some scientists argue that restoring reefs and marshes can protect us next time. Engineers say that's a bunch of baloney.


NYC hurricane expert: “Sandy wasn’t the Big One”

Professor Nicholas K. Coch spent decades warning officials that a hurricane could slam into New York City. Superstorm Sandy proved him right -- but it could have been much worse, he says.


Save yourselves: When it comes to climate change, the cavalry isn’t coming

With little or no leadership from above, Rob Hopkins, founder of the Transition Towns movement, says change has to start at the street level -- and he's seeing it happen.

Climate & Energy

In the hot seat: The NAACP gets into the climate fight

The director of the NAACPs climate justice program talks about why the venerable civil rights organization has taken up the cause.


Moment of roof: Urban farming entrepreneur explains how he got on top

Mohamed Hage is breaking ground in urban ag, feeding cities from a high-tech hydroponic greenhouses on rooftops in Montreal.

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