Cities

a turn for the nurse

Bellingham’s biking nurse

Nurse practitioner Jody Hoppis makes house calls by bike. This is a very good thing.

City-in-miniature on a hill

The UniverCity project: An experiment in suburban urbanism

A neighborhood outside Vancouver tries to build walkable urbanism in a suburban setting. Best of all, it's attracting families.

American ingenuity

Investing in metro areas is the key to sustainable growth

If our country stops fetishizing real estate and consumption, and gets back to incubating and executing innovation -- something that happens best in metro areas -- the future could look a lot brighter.

air heads

Airbag bike ‘helmet’ lets you ride safely, lose the helmet hair

A pair of Swedish designers have been banging their heads against the wall to come to the aid of discriminating cyclists who want to avoid mussing their manes without cracking their heads. They've finally hit their target.

RIP ARC

New Jersey's Gov. Christie kills ARC Tunnel project dead

After two weeks of "reconsideration," Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) has once again killed the nation's largest public transit project, a rail tunnel under the Hudson River that was pegged to cost $8.7 billion and create thousands of jobs. This time, it seems certain it will stay dead.

Moving transportation forward

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood talks about livable communities

Secretary of the Department of Transportation Ray LaHood would like to build the infrastructure that would let you leave your car at home. We had a chance to talk with him the other day about what exactly "livable communities" are -- and if Republican legislators will ever vote to fund them.

Talking 'bout a Rail~Volution

A report from the front lines of the "transit space race" [VIDEO]

These are heady times for sustainable transportation advocates, as you can see in this video report from the recent Rail~Volution conference.

Congratulations, losers

The Biggest Loser (of energy waste): UNC dormitory

A UNC dorm tops a Biggest-Loser-style contest between 14 buildings to see which could cut the most energy waste. Hooray!

All carrot, no stick? No problem

The Senate livability bill has no teeth. That’s okay

The administration wants to curb sprawl and promote walkable neighborhoods through incentives, not mandates. Relax, critics -- the market's going to help on this one.