Articles by Carla Saulter
Carla Saulter is a carfree writer from Seattle, Washington. She writes the blog Bus Chick, Transit Authority, in which she chronicles her experiences as a person who uses gas stations only for restroom emergencies.
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.
Cities might be enriching and green and beneficial for kids in all kinds of ways. But what most parents want to know is, are they safe? The answer is that there is nothing inherently dangerous about cities. On the contrary.
It's safe to say that Detroit hasn't topped any recent "best places to raise a family" lists. And yet there are a surprising number of people who are choosing to raise their children there. Some are transplants, some are visionaries, and many are fiercely loyal natives.