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What happened in Brisbane could happen to us

Here's one reason it's important for us to look these catastrophes in the face and realize that they can happen to us: They reveal how weak our systems are. All of our modern sophistication, our gadgets, our smart cars and …

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Walmart wants a piece of New York City

Walmart has so far been shut out of the Big Apple. Now they're back, using a fancy new PR campaign with all the social-media bells and whistles.

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A failure to communicate: Urbanists should accentuate the positive

Urbanists prattle on about sustainability as if the economic meltdown of the last few years didn't even happen. No wonder it's not working.

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'Superstreets' work smarter, not wider

Is there a way to accommodate a growing population and its continued need to drive without ending up in a scenario where we all live in the median of a 120-lane highway? Researchers at North Carolina State University found that …

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Detroit, community resilience, and the American dream

Within our lifetimes, many of us will have to pioneer a new meaning of what "the good life" really is. People in Detroit are leading the way.

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Who's riding the subway this week? Jake Gyllenhaal and pantsless hipsters

What's sexy about riding the subway? Well, this weekend you got to see a lot of people's underwear and maybe also Jake Gyllenhaal.

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Living in a small space can sometimes cramp your green style

Living in a small home without a car limits the amount we consume and pollute. But green living can sometimes get in the way of -- well, green living.

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Does it matter if the developed world has hit 'peak travel'?

A recent study found that travel has stagnated in eight developed countries, including the U.S. But what about the rest of the world?

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The 'War on Cars': A brief history of a rhetorical device

Back in October, I started noticing the accusation that Seattle is waging a "war on cars" was popping up an awful lot in the local press, and in suspicious ways. Where did this inflammatory language come from?