Cities

save the things

Biodiversity is an urban concern

Biodiversity doesn't get as much attention as it should now that climate change has become preeminent among environmental quandaries. But it's important!

Do the rights thing

Angela Glover Blackwell talks about the connection between transportation and social justice

Starting with Plessy v. Ferguson, access to transportation has been a civil rights issue in this country. The founder of PolicyLink explains why it still is.

marching in place

Rebuilding a historic neighborhood where some risked all for their humanity

The revitalization of an obscure block in Montgomery, Ala., will reaffirm its place in the history of the civil rights movement.

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 …

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 …

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 …