Cities

share the power

This affordable housing complex has a solar farm on its roof

A community solar project in Seattle is powering the real sharing economy.

Cities

New U.S.-Canada bridge will carve through one of Detroit’s loneliest neighborhoods

Delray residents, already hit hard by one urban freeway, wonder if they'll get anything in return this time.

Climate & Energy

Climate warning labels could be coming to a gas pump near you

San Francisco and Berkeley want to apply the tobacco-labeling approach to fuel.

Cities

Knight Foundation gives cities $5M for floating farms and fuzzy hats

The Knight Foundation just wrote $5 million in checks to support all manner of urban awesomeness.

Cities

This Texas town will get all of its energy from solar and wind

City officials say the shift to 100-percent renewable energy is a way to save cash, not the planet.

Living

Are we really still flushing condoms down the toilet?

I'm sorry -- we need to talk about this.

Cities

In San Francisco, could hanging your laundry get you evicted?

The owner of a single-room occupancy building in San Francisco's Chinatown takes aim at good old-fashioned clothesline drying.

Blurred lines

What happens when redistricting fails to recognize blacks’ green interests?

When mapping voting districts, lawmakers must take into account not just the color of people's skin, but their common interests as well.

Living

What’s scarier, suburban sprawl or a shape-shifting sexually transmitted demon?

If you're as terrified of inefficient suburban development as you are of supernaturally persistent sexual ghosts, you will find "It Follows" very disturbing indeed.

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