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New evidence cities rule and suburbs drool

Suck it, Thoreau: Looks like big cities are the way to go if you’re looking to lower your environmental impact. According to a new study published in the journal Environment and Urbanization, carbon emissions in …

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Oysters to the rescue in New York?

They don’t have brains or spines, but maybe oysters could help to save the waterfront of New York. Kate Orff of Scape Design explains how in a recent TED talk. The concept was first presented …

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Residents of award-winning transit-oriented development say no to transit

Cross-posted from the Natural Resources Defense Council. Photo: thecourtyard So much for the widely-touted concept of “transit-ready” development. The residents of an acclaimed New Urbanist village built around planned light rail (or bus rapid transit) …

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Winter from hell: Don’t panic about having enough food, panic about all the crap we throw out

Nowhere to go.Photo: Sarah Goodyear When extreme weather is in the forecast, people stock up. They storm the markets, sweep the shelves clean, and load shopping carts with bottled water, canned goods, diapers, corn flakes, …

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A talk with economist Edward Glaeser: Why America needs to love its cities more

Edward Glaeser.“If ideas are the currency of our age, then building the right homes for those ideas will determine our collective fate.” That’s what Harvard economist and New York Times columnist Edward Glaeser writes in …

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Bike plows are the new fixies, but we’ll never be as cool as the Danes

Check out these photos and videos of bikes plowing snow and get ready for a hot lump of shame, America ...

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Bike plows are the new fixies, but we'll never be as cool as the Danes

Check out these photos and videos of bikes plowing snow and get ready for a hot lump of shame, America ...

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Don’t fear riding a bicycle, fear sitting in that chair

We know that bicycling is good for public health. But what about YOUR personal health and safety?

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Don't fear riding a bicycle, fear sitting in that chair

We know that bicycling is good for public health. But what about YOUR personal health and safety?