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An Urban Wilderness in Milwaukee
by Eddee Daniel
The Menomonee River watershed in Milwaukee is what Eddee Daniel calls an "urban wilderness", and it is something that should and can exist in every American town and city.
Roads Aren’t Just for Cars Anymore
by Jeff Raderstrong
The Americas have lagged behind Europe in promoting bicycle transportation, but recent government efforts may change that.
Public Housing Goes Green
by Jeff Raderstrong
Throughout the last year, green public housing projects have been built or proposed in several major cities.
A Requiem for Detroit?
by Grace Lee Boggs
A new documentary illustrates a different kind of American Dream taking hold in Detroit.
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
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.
Building the World We Want: Interview with Mark Lakeman
by Brooke Jarvis
Interview with the co-founder of the City Repair Project, a Portland group that helps neighbors turn public spaces into gathering places.
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
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
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
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?
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
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
by Rob "Biko" Baker
Youth take the promise of Obama and put it into practice.
The City We All Want to Live In
by Carl Anthony
How to make our cities just, inclusive, and green.