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The Road to Right-Size Cities
by Frank and Deborah Popper
The American fable of all-but-permanent urban and economic growth is over. How cities can prepare for a smaller, but not necessarily worse, future.
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Hit the Road
by Alyssa B. Johnson
How government and industry are getting behind a new breed of electric cars.
An Interstate Bicycling System
by Winona Bateman
A system of bicycle routes to connect the nation? It’s happening.
Cycle Chic Around the Globe
Video: What does fashion have to do with transforming biking from a recreational pastime to a way of life?
Reaching for Resilience
by Christa Hillstrom
10 ways that one rural ecovillage is building strong foundations for coming times.
How to Make Biking Mainstream: Lessons from the Dutch
by Jay Walljasper
The Dutch have spent 35 years perfecting the country's bicycling infrastructure. We, too, can transform biking from a recreational pastime to an integral part of our transportation system.
Where Bikes Rule the Road
Video: What's it like to get around in a city built for bikes?
Reclaim Your Streets: How to Create Safe and Social Pedestrian Plazas
by Erika Kosina
6 steps for replacing cars with parks.
Happy Park(ing) Day
One day a year, in cities throughout the country, parking spots take on a whole new meaning. Simply by paying the parking meter and rolling out some grass, residents claim these spaces as public parks.
From Vacant City Lots to Food On the Table
by Madeline Ostrander
How to grow food where we need it.
In U.S. Transition Towns, the Big Challenge is Bringing People Together
by Lynsi Burton
When it comes to local resilience, it takes all kinds: Building bridges for a post-oil America
Skill Up, Party Down
by Mason Inman
Transition Towns plan a gentle descent from oil dependence—and have a blast in the process.
Here to There: Transportation Planning in a Climate-Neutral City
by Richard Conlin
Big transportation projects can contribute to sprawl and increase automobile use—or, they can promote biking, walking, and use of transit. Seattle is working to take the latter path.
Bike As You Are
by Valerie Schloredt
Whether it's in lycra or heels, the emerging movement of "come as you are" cycling proves that anyone can bike–anytime, anywhere.
Resilient Ideas: Low-Impact Urban Living
by Sven Eberlein
The challenges of creating urban ecovillages can also be great advantages.