During Earth’s hottest month, cities rise to the occasion

The civic commons is a solution. In this op-ed, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and Austin Mayor Steve Adler share their approaches to climate resilience with a focus on improving and maintaining public space – parks, gardens, public pools, the urban forest and green stormwater infrastructure.

Because a strong civic commons is not just ’nice to have’ it will help save lives.


Image courtesy of Philadelphia Parks and Recreation