No matter how much evidence we trot out about how dense living is superior, someone’s always going to demur because they want a big house with a big yard. And you can only get those in the suburbs, right? Well, …
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The billionaire oil magnate's faux town will never be open to the public.
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Because driving rates peak in midlife, the aging of the baby boom generation will lead to a drop in per-capita driving.
The mayor blames a software problem. The real issue, as with everything in New York, is the Yankees.
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According to foodie gospel, processed foods are the product of the Evil Empire. Grist’s green-living pioneer wants to see if she can live without them in even the most difficult situations.