Can East Palo Alto Weather the Tech Boom and Increasing Gentrification? (July 18, 2013)
East Palo Alto is a bastion of relative affordability for those in the trenches of Silicon Valley’s economy, but the city’s unique position on the Peninsula is threatened by creeping gentrification.
East Palo Alto Targets School Truancy in Anti-Violence Campaign (April 3, 2013)
This spring, the city’s battle to reduce crime and violence will take on an unexpected new front: junior and senior high school students who chronically miss school.
Do Local Governments Undermine Regional Efficiency? (February 11, 2013)
Speaking at the 2013 State of Valley Conference in San Jose, local officials said regional disconnect is hurting the Bay Area’s ability to collaborate, save administrative funds and respond to problems.
East Palo Alto Schools Use Flexibility to Retain Good Teachers (January 7, 2013)
Five years ago, Ravenswood City School District identified the high turnover rate among teachers as a significant problem. Now, staff are working to boost retention by increasing teacher satisfaction.
Young Obama Supporters Still See Hope Despite Economic Struggles (November 5, 2012)
Young voters helped Barack Obama win the White House. Four years later, enthusiasm levels may be diminished, but many Peninsula supporters stand by their candidate.
Freeway Farmer (July 3, 2012)
Grower preserves East Palo Alto’s agricultural history.
Woods Institute for the Environment
Social and environmental transformation in Chile’s aquaculture industry, 1950-2000
Chile’s once-fledgling salmon aquaculture industry is now the second largest in the world. But that massive economic growth has had equally massive environmental and social effects, say researchers.
Land use practices, subterranean groundwater pollution, and coral reef sustainability
The wonder of Hawaii’s coral reefs brings thousands of awed tourists to the islands every year, but pollution from a variety of human activities is threatening to ruin this economic and ecological lifeblood of the Hawaiian Islands.
An alternative development model? Assessing solar electrification for income generation in rural Benin
In 2007, the nonprofit Solar Electric Light Fund launched an innovative project to electrify the Kalalé district by harnessing energy from the sun, giving farmers the ability to grow vegetables and generate income year-round.