Cities

Recycled Cycles

This co-op bike shop will teach you to fix your own damn bike (and that matters)

The bike kitchen movement greases the gears of the real sharing economy.

Cities

The South Bronx isn’t falling for Fresh Direct’s dirty trucks

The company wants to bring 1,000 new trucks to the neighborhood, which is already home to high asthma rates and heavy industry.

Cities

Why bike lanes are battle lines for justice

Poor communities and communities of color bike the most, but have some of the worst infrastructure around.

Cities

No, the rich are not all moving to the city now

Despite what you may have heard, rich people and the middle class are still holed up in the suburbs -- and that's bad for cities and the climate, too.

Pushing daisies

How human composting will change death in the city

The financial and environmental costs of burial and cremation are high, but there could be a better way.

Cities

How the U.S. Embassy used Twitter to clear China’s air

The U.S. Embassy in Beijing tweeted data from an air-quality monitor, which triggered profound change in China’s environmental policy.

Cities

New York’s new solar plan sets a high bar

The change in New York could become a model for other states. Regulators in Hawaii are already considering a similar policy.

Reefer madness

Take it easy, man: Marijuana is not turning New Yorkers into murderers

The NYC police chief is blaming a rise in the murder rate on pot, which makes absolutely zero sense. If we want safer cities, we should legalize pot.

Climate & Energy

50 years after Selma, a search for environmental justice

Environmental justice advocates from across the country will air their present-day grievances during the commemoration of Bloody Sunday.

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