Articles by Ed Church

About Ed Church

Edward Church is the Executive Director of the Institute for Environmental Entrepreneurship. He has a 30-year career in the nonprofit, for-profit and governmental sectors and a Ph.D. in Sociology from UC Berkeley.

Adapting to Adaptation: A Roadmap to How We Will Live in 2050

How to know where climate change leads us? Climate scientists have discovered, and elaborately described, dramatic changes in the Earth’s climate which will effect us all. Chemists, biologists and other scientists have joined with physicists and meteorologists in the...

Dear 2015: More Fun With Less Stuff

This blog post is a response to the Dear 2015 group blogging event prompt: The year is 2050. Write a letter to the people of 2015 describing what your city is like, and give them advice on the next 35 years. For more responses, see the Dear 2015 Event Page. Dear 2015,...

Unlocking the Potential of Smart Cities: Those Pesky Humans

How do we unlock the potential of smart technologies to reduce the carbon footprint of cities?  The keys are not technological, but social.  One set of keys will be changes in finance, regulation and public expectations.  Another set has to do with better adapting the...
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