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Cities, Towns, Transport

A livable, sustainable human habitat.

Transforming Space Into Place Transforming Space Into Place
Video: Is the shortest distance between two points all that life is about? City Repair doesn't think so. They're helping people imagine and create lively public spaces—starting with your local intersection.
City Repair in Action City Repair in Action
Photo essay: City Repair helps people organize, design, and implement new, people-friendly visions for their communities—and reclaim the notion of “neighborhood” in the process. Here’s a collection of their best work.
A New Deal for Local Economies A New Deal for Local Economies
by Stacy Mitchell
More local, durable economies are already taking root. We can help them along by changing the way we regulate businesses, plan cities, and finance the communities we want.
Depaving Portland Depaving Portland
The residents of Portland are literally tearing their city up. Who says cities have to be islands of concrete?
On the Path to Climate Neutrality On the Path to Climate Neutrality
by Richard Conlin
Seattle hopes to become North America's first climate neutral city. City council president Richard Conlin asks: What exactly are we getting ourselves into?
No Car, No Problem No Car, No Problem
by Orion Kriegman
Car-free living not only cuts back on your greenhouse gas emissions. It also builds local community, brings families closer together, and helps support local economies.
Can a Video Game Teach Sustainability? Can a Video Game Teach Sustainability?
by Rik Langendoen
In an entertainment subculture famous for violence and resource exploitation, one video game offers lessons for urban sustainability.
Plug In Your Ride Plug In Your Ride
by Rik Langendoen
Networks of electric charging stations—key to the acceptance and use of electric vehicles—are starting to appear around the world.
A New Generation Builds Beyond Racism A New Generation Builds Beyond Racism
by Rob "Biko" Baker
Youth take the promise of Obama and put it into practice.
The City We All Want to Live In The City We All Want to Live In
by Carl Anthony
How to make our cities just, inclusive, and green.
Intentional Integration in Pennsauken, N.J. Intentional Integration in Pennsauken, N.J.
by M. Paloma Pavel
Pennsauken, pop. 36,800, established a Stable Integration Board to oversee real-estate transactions and other efforts, and a multicultural community has flourished.
Just Cause Broaden's Fight for Tenant's Rights Just Cause Broaden's Fight for Tenant's Rights
by Berit Anderson
Two organizations working on opposite sides of the Bay Bridge realized that they would be better able to serve low-income tenants by working together.
10 Land-Use Strategies to Create Socially Just, Multiracial Cities 10 Land-Use Strategies to Create Socially Just, Multiracial Cities
by Carl Anthony
Carl Anthony, founder of San Francisco's Urban Habitat Program shares strategies for just, green cities.
The Righteous Small House: Challenging House Size and the Irresponsible American Dream The Righteous Small House: Challenging House Size and the Irresponsible American Dream
by Jason McLennan
An architect asks, at what point does size cancel out sustainability?
Seattle's Climate Commitment Seattle's Climate Commitment
Video: When the U.S. failed to ratify the Kyoto Protocol, the city of Seattle decided to adopt it on a municipal level. Richard Conlin, president of the Seattle City Council and a YES! board member, discusses what that has meant for the city.
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