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18

Apr

5 creative ways people get around citiesIt’s not all planes, trains and automobiles. How about painted buses, cable cars, electric bikes and rickshaws?

5 creative ways people get around cities
It’s not all planes, trains and automobiles. How about painted buses, cable cars, electric bikes and rickshaws?

19

Mar

With city populations on the rise, some urban areas are doing what they can to become more sustainable communities.

With city populations on the rise, some urban areas are doing what they can to become more sustainable communities.

14

Mar

Kvetchtown, USA: Mapping NYC’s most complain-y neighborhoodsThe Big Apple’s complaining culture gets its very own interactive website that spotlights the top issues (noise! vermin! dog poop!) reported within 42 different neighborhoods on a daily basis.

Kvetchtown, USA: Mapping NYC’s most complain-y neighborhoods
The Big Apple’s complaining culture gets its very own interactive website that spotlights the top issues (noise! vermin! dog poop!) reported within 42 different neighborhoods on a daily basis.

02

Jan

London will have bike highways in the sky? Learn more.

London will have bike highways in the sky? Learn more.

23

Dec

Oslo’s hot pink manhole covers spell out what can be flushed down toiletsIn the event that residents living in the squeaky clean Norwegian capital somehow forget what’s kosher to flush down the toilet, they needn’t look much further than hard-to-miss manhole covers for a quick reminder.

Oslo’s hot pink manhole covers spell out what can be flushed down toilets
In the event that residents living in the squeaky clean Norwegian capital somehow forget what’s kosher to flush down the toilet, they needn’t look much further than hard-to-miss manhole covers for a quick reminder.

11

Dec

From 2006 to 2011, the average number of miles driven per resident fell in almost three-quarters of America’s largest urbanized areas for which up-to-date and accurate data are available. Most urbanized areas have also seen increases in public transit use and bicycle commuting and decreases in the share of households owning a car.

20

Nov

New York named America’s most walkable citySan Francisco, Boston and Philly also earned high scores.

New York named America’s most walkable city
San Francisco, Boston and Philly also earned high scores.

07

Nov

5 books on our urban future
These new releases make the case for a hyper-dense, urban future. 

27

Oct

These 8 urban chicken coops are clucking cool.

09

Oct

Are mountain lions going urban?Hunting and habitat loss have largely wiped out cougar populations across the country, but now they’re making appearances in unlikely places.

Are mountain lions going urban?
Hunting and habitat loss have largely wiped out cougar populations across the country, but now they’re making appearances in unlikely places.