An island city’s billion-dollar route to climate resilience will need residential buy-in to succeed. Local places of worship could be pivotal.
Before it took over Southern landscapes, the invasive vine was once called the “savior of the South.” Artists, designers, and chefs are trying to render it useful. Slithering and snaking skyward, wrapped around the trunks of ancient oak trees, up telephone poles, and over hillsides, kudzu’s bristly, yellow-green vines and heart-shaped leaves look innocuous enough. […]
Nonprofits and city planners are working to create more affordable housing, but they’re up against legislation that rewards rampant development.
With federal money running out, slow rebuilds, and a lack of affordable housing, many Panhandle residents are vulnerable to this year’s storms.