Cities

A moment of autocentric lunacy at the Rally to Restore Sanity

There may have been lots of lucid thinking at Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity, but comparing Americans to cars stuck in traffic wasnt an example

'20 is Plenty' campaign takes crazy stance against running over children

Hoboken, N.J., launched a "Twenty is Plenty" campaign to ask drivers to voluntarily slow down to 20 mph where the limit is 25.

What can one person do, when 6.8 billion are frying the planet?

Climate change got you down? Don't despair. Here's a visual exploration of what you can do to make a difference, featuring art, video, and dinosaurs.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Bellingham’s biking nurse

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

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.