A JAM Community-Produced Podcast

If Earth could write us a strongly worded letter expressing her feelings about our treatment of her, what would she want us to improve as individuals, communities, and local governments? Join Jonathan as he hosts interesting yet lighthearted discussions with expert guests about all things local related to climate change, equity, and sustainable development. Insincerely Yours, Earth keeps it real and keeps you informed on how you can improve your community.

Produced by Sustainable Development Code.

This podcast is made possible in part by the guidance and technical support of JAM.

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Episode 2:  Step into the lush world of biophilic cities with this podcast episode featuring Tim Beatley, the Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities and the visionary behind Biophilic Cities. Get ready for an exhilarating journey as we dive deep into the enchanting realm of cities intertwined with nature. Join us as we unravel the ethical dilemmas of flora in urban landscapes and explore the dynamic fusion of sustainability, urban planning, and the allure of nature. Don’t miss out on this invigorating conversation that will leave you inspired to reimagine our cities as vibrant hubs of biodiversity!

Episode 1: Welcome to our inaugural episode, where we plunge headfirst into gentrification. Joining us is the venerable Majora Carter, a creative force of urban renewal whose insights raise critical questions concerning the fabric of our cities. Together, we dissect the subtle nuances of gentrification, from its inception to its enduring grip on neighborhoods. Majora unveils the sinister machinations of legal and policy frameworks that result in displacement, offering a scathing critique of the status quo. But fret not, listeners, for amidst the chaos, there lies hope. Majora imparts invaluable wisdom on how individuals can wield their power to reclaim their communities. So buckle up, folks, because this episode promises to be a rollercoaster ride through the highs and lows of urban transformation.