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Food stamp benefits disrupted for thousands as state launches new eligibility system

Tens of thousands of Illinois households aren’t receiving federal food stamp benefits leading up to the holidays because of problems with a state computer system.<p>In 2013, the state’s Department of Human Services began rolling out a new computer system to administer entitlement benefits, such as …

Donald Trump

How Much Food Do We Waste? Probably More Than You Think

<b>Globally, we throw out about 1.3 billion tons of food a year, or a third of all the food that we grow.</b><p>That’s important for at least two reasons. The less the world wastes, the easier it will be to meet the food needs of the global population in coming years. Second, cutting back on waste could go a …

World Wildlife Fund

Uptick in Hill District health, food security followed grocery store's opening, study says

Hill District residents' health and food security appear to have improved since the long-awaited opening of a full-service supermarket, especially …

Citizens Bank

Since the workshop: Tulsa, OK tackles infill housing

Downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma from above the Blue Dome District. (Image source: JustTulsa, Flickr)<b>Tulsa, Oklahoma worked with Smart Growth America to</b> …

Tulsa

Lack of Housing Is Hurting Urban Workers Far More Than Congestion

Urban planners should abandon their obsession with fighting congestion in favor of building more housing in traffic-choked cities because people who …

Denver

Housing Advocates in Portland Just Did the Nearly Impossible

After months of deliberation, Portland’s planning commission gave other cities of the Northwest and beyond a peek at what can happen when housing …

City Politics

Assessing Place-Based Access to Healthy Food: The Limited Supermarket Access (LSA) Analysis

Reinvestment Fund’s Limited Supermarket Access (LSA) analysis is a tool to help investors and policymakers identify areas across the 48 contiguous …

Healthy Eating

Social justice through design

By Kathleen M. O’Donnell<p>People around the world are subject to a broad range of injustices. Inequities in a community can be the result of systematic …

Nonprofits

How ‘Social Infrastructure’ Can Knit America Together

Eric Klinenberg, author of Palaces for the People, talks about how schools, libraries, and other institutions can restore a sense of common purpose in America.<p>America is at a crossroads: Our nation is as divided as at any point since the Civil War. Our cities face a new crisis of escalating housing …

Manhattan

What Millions of Retiring Small Business Owners Could Mean for Cities

An offset printing machine at Chicago's Salsedo Press, which converted to a worker co-op in the mid-1990s. (Photo by Oscar Perry Abello)Roughly …

Small Business

What Will It Take to Make Buildings Carbon Neutral?

Last month, 19 cities signed a declaration to make all new buildings carbon neutral by 2030. So what happens next?<p>If cities are going to curb the rise of global temperatures to less than 2 degrees Celsius, they’ll have to address the single largest contributor, by sector, to their carbon footprint: …

Solar Panels

Want Greener Streets? Make Room for Bikes and Trees

Put them together and you can have spaces that are safer and more pleasant for everyone.<p>City streets and sidewalks in the United States have been engineered for decades to keep vehicle occupants and pedestrians safe. If streets include trees at all, they might be planted in small sidewalk pits, …

Government

This Is How We Win: Growing Our Power in Cities

Demonstrators rally for higher wages just outside Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)“You …

Race & Ethnicity

Black Family-Owned Business Celebrates Getting Their Fish Fry Products into 2,500+ Grocery Stores -- Within Just 3 Years!

Joe’s Gourmet Fish Fry is available in more than 2,500 stores nationwide including Publix, Giant Eagle, Walmart, Kroger, Meijer, and Stop N</b> …

As Trump targets food stamps, hunger around the U.S. remains high

President Donald Trump is praising the "Trump Economy," touting how its "booming" numbers are a reason to add work requirements for food stamps. But …

Insecurity

By Focusing on Cars Over Public Transportation, Cities Continue to Foster Inequality

Cities with bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly infrastructure can break not only our addiction to cars. They also might break the cycle of poverty.<p>A …

Oakland Land Trust Finds More Ways to Preserve Affordable Housing

In 2014, as she approached four decades of being a landlord, then 70-year-old east Oakland resident Dixi Carrillo decided to sell her rental property …

Housing

Much to Do about (Vacant) Lots

Cities across the U.S. Midwest and Rust Belt have long prayed for model citizens like St. Louisan Eltoreon Hawkins. Hawkins has drive: “My vision is …

Real Estate

NIMBYs Dominate Local Zoning Meetings

A study of the Boston area shows that those who participate in planning and zoning board meetings are older, wealthier, and much more NIMBYish.<p>The late Jane Jacobs never much liked forums for community participation in zoning and housing issues. She thought they were usually a sham to harness …

Urban Design

Despite Political Divides, Suburbs Need Cities

Surely, no division seems more insurmountable these days than the urban-rural divide -- or perhaps more accurately, the divide between politically …

Engines

How Smart Should a City Be? Toronto Is Finding Out

A data-driven “neighborhood of the future” masterminded by a Google corporate sibling, the Quayside project could be a milestone in digital-age city-building. But after a year of scandal in Silicon Valley, questions about privacy and security remain.<p>On a Tuesday night in August, Jesse Shapins, the …

Waterfront

City takes down $500 DIY park staircase, will replace it for $10,000 | The Star

One step back for two steps forward — the homemade staircase built by a 73-year-old Etobicoke resident in Tom Riley Park has been taken down, but he …

REDEFINING THE BEER HALL

Beer

Creating Neighborhoods of Opportunity through Citywide Initiatives

Perspectives<p>Putting Our Values Into Perspective<p>Expanding opportunities in America's cities<p>Elaine D. RosenChair, Board of Trustees<p>Letter from the …

Los Angeles

Quarter of world's population 'not active enough to stay healthy'

There is an urgent need to get people moving, according to research by the World Health Organisation which warns that a quarter of the global population, and more in wealthy countries, are becoming less and less active, damaging their physical and mental health.<p>Around 1.4 billion adults are not …

Public Health

New Mural Brings Spotlight to Chicago Bike Trail

Bernard Williams designed a Chicago mural that captures the life of champion cyclist Marshall "Major" Taylor. (Photo by Bernard Williams)Fans of an …

Urban Design

Brad Pitt's foundation facing lawsuit for post-Katrina homes amidst reports they are falling apart

After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward in 2005, Brad Pitt set up the Make It Right Foundation to aid in the rebuilding …

Brad Pitt

Why placemaking is now place marketing. And why it's vital to your city

<b>The term“placemaking” is seemingly everywhere, bandied about by planners and developers as a kind of cure-all for most any development objective. But</b> …

Urban Design

Higher rents, 'massive displacement': The unknown cost of Detroit's landlord crackdown

click to enlarge<p>Lillie McGee swings closed an entry door to her apartment building on Detroit's west side to show how it rests on its frame without …

Housing

Florida Keys get new affordable housing after Hurricane Irma destruction

<i></i>Irma instilled new urgency to address the islands’ housing problem. “What was an emergency prior to the storm is now a crisis—an utter and complete …

Housing