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How Cars Divide America

Car dependence not only reduces our quality of life, it’s a crucial factor in America’s economic and political divisions.<p>Urbanists have long looked at cars as the scourge of great places. Jane Jacobs identified the automobile as the “chief destroyer of American communities.” Cars not only clog our …

Bicycle Commuting

Free and Cheap Things to Do in July After the Fireworks

It’s really July that roars in like a lion, given all the fireworks communities set off to celebrate July 4th and usher in summer.<p>But the fun doesn’t …

Festivals

This look inside the world’s largest train station will make Americans painfully jealous

<b>NAGOYA, Japan —</b> On the 15th floor of Nagoya Station’s JR Gate tower, one can take in the city’s skyline from what is possibly the coolest Starbucks …

Trains

Taipei-based startup TWO IoT is using IoT and blockchain to transform waste management

The world’s population is increasingly urban. Rising along with the urban population are the unpleasant byproducts of living—waste. Solid waste not …

Smart Cities

15 Nifty Things You Can Get From Amazon For Under $20 To Help The Earth

Save the earth.

How to Travel to 10 Different Countries Without Ever Leaving New York City’s 5 Boroughs

In New York City, you can find anything you want — and at any hour, too.<p>But the “city that has it all” extends far beyond the 24/7 chains of Times …

Beautifully Designed Bicycle Storage

Wall-mounted bicycle storage appeals to two demographics, the first being fanatics who view their bicycle as a piece of art and would love for it to …

Meet Citi Bike’s top riders in NYC

Ginger Holton retired from a desk job in banking — and now the main thing she counts is how many Citi Bike miles she logs in a day.<p>Holton, 63, is the …

22 Cities Around the World Best Explored by Bicycle

How to Rescue Neighborhoods That Are Down and Out

Creating jobs does more than stimulating real estate investment.<p>More and more, American leaders are realizing that economic policies must be designed with a specific region in mind. Usually, the context is discussion of how to revitalize regions in decline, such as rural Appalachia or the …

HUBWAY’S LOW-INCOME PROGRAM GOES REGIONAL

<i>Photo by Chris Faraone</i><p>As the bike-sharing industry becomes a multibillion-dollar race across the country, cycling options for Bostonians are getting …

I do hereby proclaim this to be Bicycle Infrastructure Week

<b>It's Bike To Work Week. It's Infrastructure Week. Let's merge them and build some decent bike infrastructure.</b><p>It is evidently <b>Bike To Work Week,</b> which …

Children's Book Review: Walking in the City with Jane: A Story of Jane Jacobs by Susan Hughes, illus. by Valérie Boivin. Kids Can, $18.99 (36p) ISBN 978-1-77138-653-1

Walking in the City with Jane: A Story of Jane Jacobs<p>Susan Hughes, illus. by Valérie Boivin. Kids Can, $18.99 (36p) ISBN 978-1-77138-653-1<p>More By and …

Atlanta’s unprecedented subway soccer field getting global attention

From the street, this city's Five Points MARTA station seems like any other subway stop – with the usual city smells, rumbling rail cars and weathered sidewalks.<p>But it’s actually extraordinary – on the international level. A view from above explains why.<p>A five-a-side soccer field sits on top of the …

New transit shelters fail to enthuse commuters

The European-styled waiting shelters that replaced conventional ones along many of the renovated urban roads have failed to attract commuters. Senior …

This is how privileged white people get black men killed

I usually do not blog when I am mad. But I am doing so now because I do not want to be calm when writing this. As a black man, this story makes me …

Los Angeles Tourism Board Trolls NYC Subway Commuters

In the dead of winter, as New York City was getting hit with Nor'easter after Nor'easter, as New Yorkers crammed into the deteriorating subway system …

Why we mustn't squeeze social sporting teams out of public spaces

Park soccer, social cricket and street basketball bring the public spaces of our cities to life. For many of the most marginalised communities, …

Even the smallest of Dutch towns are becoming smart

I Want to Ride My Bicycle: Urban Planning and the Danish Concept of ‘Hygge’

Indian cities are in crisis. Spend any length of time in a large city there and you will notice the overcrowding, the power and water shortages and, …

What are the neighborhood transit centers, and how will they affect neighborhoods?

It’s a 45-minute walk to work each way for Corey Collins, a barber in Antioch who hasn’t owned a car for the last two years.<p>Unless he catches one of …

Santa Ana to Sue the Other 33 O.C. Cities Over Homelessness Burden

Santa Ana officials moved Wednesday to take legal action against all 33 other Orange County cities, stepping up pressure on their leaders to help …

What To Do With The Urban Spaces Technology Makes Obsolete

PhotoMIX Ltd Pexels<p>Digital tech will make many city spaces redundant: artificial intelligence doesn’t care where it works; autonomous vehicles don’t …

Bicycle Urbanism by Design

<i>Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from</i> <b>Copenhagenize,</b><i> by Mikael Colville-Andersen. The book argues for designing “life-sized cities” that</i> …

How to Develop Empathy for Someone Who Annoys You

When someone you work with annoys you, it’s tempting to avoid the person as much as possible. But this isn’t always feasible and often only makes the situation worse. You’re better off cultivating some empathy. How can you do that with a colleague who rubs you the wrong way? How can you foster …

Emotional Intelligence

5 Great Walks To Explore Brooklyn

Walking Around Brooklyn<p>Brooklyn is best explored on foot, and these five great walks will take you on a tour through the best of the borough, …

Living Lots map helps New Yorkers transform vacant land into community spaces

It’s time to think about gardening–a seasonal rite that’s something of a challenge for most city-dwellers. Living Lots NYC is a clearinghouse of …

Why New York City Stopped Building Subways

Nearly 80 years ago, a construction standstill derailed the subway’s progress, leading to its present crisis. This is the story, decade by decade.<p>In the first decades of the 20th century, New York City experienced an unprecedented infrastructure boom. Iconic bridges, opulent railway terminals, and …

White people abandon diverse neighbourhoods for racial, not economic reasons

When people of colour move into a community, white people tend to move out. This phenomenon—known as “white flight”—is well-established in …

This $10 Whole Foods Buy Cured My Chronically Bloated Stomach in 24 Hours

For the better part of April, I've unwillingly accessorized my go-to uniform of vintage Levi jeans, a white T-shirt, and a black leather jacket with …