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Why public transportation is good for kids

It's become part of the collective American belief system that cars are the preferred (if not the only acceptable) mode of transportation for our children. But my family is taking the road less traveled by.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Bellingham’s biking nurse

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

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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.

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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.

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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 …

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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 …