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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) stops have decided that they …

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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, milk, batteries, Pop-Tarts, you name …

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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 his new book, Triumph of …

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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?

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In Egypt, you can switch off the internet but not the streets

The streets of Cairo themselves have been the medium that has carried the message of the Egyptian people.

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Why Seattle will stay dry when your city floods

Seattle is better prepared for a climate-changed future than most U.S. cities. You can thank Ron Sims.