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Unelected Ford Foundation partners with ICLEI and other unelected UN groups obsessed with forcing Americans out of suburbs in the name of fairness and equity

January 2, 2013

6/8/12, Ford Foundation leads discussion on Sustainable Cities at Rio+20,” worldwatch.org

“From New York to Kuala Lumpur, cities are sites of rapid economic growth and mass consumption.  Despite this, governments and NGOs around the world are increasingly concerned about whether cities, by their sheer size

and the economic and social relations they foster,

and urban growth are sustainable.

The Ford Foundation, a private New York-based foundation that supports programs encouraging democratic values, education, and economic and social progress, is working to promote a vision of inclusive, equitable, and sustainable development in cities. On June 17 and 18 it will host side events, entitled

‘The Just City’, at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

where leaders and innovators such as Luis Ubiñas,

President of the Ford Foundation, Joan Clos, Director of

UN-Habitat, and Jeb Brugmann, founder of

ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability,

will gather to discuss the opportunities and challenges afforded by sustainable and inclusive urban development.

Discussions will focus on individuals, areas, or programs contributing to equality and integration in cities, such as public transport or participatory urban planning, and will also identify some of the common barriers they face when trying to expand, or scale up, such initiatives.

Click here to read more about the Ford Foundation’s work on sustainable cities.”

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2/26/12, Rio+20 meets Agenda 21, WUWT, Willis Eschenbach

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Have you wondered where these terms ‘sustainability’ and ‘smart growth’ and ‘high density urban mixed use development’ came from?  Doesn’t it seem like about 10 years ago you’d never heard of them and now everything seems to include these concepts? “…

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Unelected, unaccountable Ford Foundation with its $10 billion in assets jet sets around the world attending endless meetings about how to coerce sovereign human beings to live in crates if they must live at all-in the name of fairness. Almost none of the Americans in their sites have any idea these elitist groups are well along in forcing us to move out of the suburbs, surrender our cars, and live in crates. If you dare mention this is happening you’ll be ridiculed.

“”We are going to have to live closer together” and accommodate growth in more environmentally sustainable ways, (Calif. Gov. Jerry) Brown said in a recent interview. “The high-speed rail will be built in that vein.”

Ford Foundation has same goals as ICLEI, UN-Habitat, UN Agenda 21, and others. They see suburbs and rural areas as unfair and not “smart.”

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Ford Foundation and sustainable cities: Jobs and services unfairly moved from cities to suburbs:

“Why it matters:

Jobs and services had moved to the suburbs and beyond….

The focus of our work:

“Our work promotes smarter public policy and planning, and links regional efforts to build economic growth and competitiveness over the long term with emerging national efforts to coordinate funding streams among cabinet agencies. We believe this approach advances a new vision of

smart, regional development that integrates key elements of

metropolitan life to build strong and

sustainable communities.”

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2/23/11, Agenda 21 Part III: Maryland County abolishes Agenda 21 – now it’s your turn,” Examiner.com, James Simpson

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But California’s projected population growth was overstated. “The state Department of Finance is now revising official population projections downward.”

3/8/12, “A collision of visions on bullet train,” LA Times, by Ralph Vartabedian

The bullet trains that would someday streak through California at 220 mph are, in the vision of their most ardent supporters, more than just a transportation system. They are also a means to alter the state’s social, residential and economic fabric.”…

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Ford Foundation sees lack of climate “justice:”

2/20/2009, Dartmouth receives Ford Foundation grant to examine climate justice,” Dartmouth.edu

The funding will allow Dorsey and his research team, made up of undergraduate and graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, to generate policy information that is informed by comparative data about the effect of climate change on the livelihoods of low income people in the U.S. and abroad. The research will include an analysis of the current social, political, and economic capacity to change and adapt to with regard to climate change policy.

An important component of the Climate Justice Research Program is finding ways to build bridges between the scientists, the policy makers, and the people in low-income communities, says Dorsey. “All stakeholders need to be part of the debate and the solutions.””

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