Cities, Towns, Transport
A livable, sustainable human habitat.
How 5 New Orleans Communities Rebuilt Home in the Wake of Katrina
by Natalie Pompilioposted Oct 29, 2012
- Book review: Tom Wooten’s “We Shall Not Be Moved” follows leaders in five different post-hurricane neighborhoods, showing that New Orleanians are a unique breed, deeply loyal to their sometimes infuriating, often insane, and never imitated hometown.
7 Reasons Bikes Are for Everyone—Not Just “Cyclists”
by Christine Grantposted Oct 24, 2012
- Don’t let the spandex-clad iron men scare you off! Here are seven reasons why all types of people are biking to work—and why cities are encouraging them.
How Cities Can Get Drivers Biking
by Jay Walljasperposted Jul 27, 2012
- How can planners attract the 60 percent of Americans who say they would bike more if they felt more secure? The answer could be cheap and simple.
Carbon Neutrality: It’s Technically Possible
by Richard Conlinposted Jul 25, 2012
- The technology to achieve carbon neutrality exists, or could in the near future. What has to happen to put those capabilities in play?
How to Build a Bike Train
by Maya Jacobsposted Jun 21, 2012
- Forty years ago, almost half of American kids biked to school. A smart idea for getting kids pedaling again.
Growing Cities: An Urban Farming Road Trip
posted May 04, 2012
- Can farming revitalize our cities and change the way we eat? Follow two friends across the United States to find out.
Radical Homemaking … In the South of France?
by Shannon Hayesposted Apr 18, 2012
- Shannon Hayes: Do radical homemaking and foreign travel mix?
How Biking Benefits Everyone
by Jay Walljasperposted Apr 02, 2012
- Just because someone doesn’t bike, doesn’t mean they can’t benefit from cities and towns making biking a priority.
A DIY Civilization
by Colleen Shaddoxposted Mar 26, 2012
- Can we create the machines of modern life sustainably, cheaply, and close to home?
Boulder Votes to Free Its Electric Company
by Valerie Schloredtposted Mar 26, 2012
- Running their own utility means sun and wind energy instead of coal.
At the Crossroads of Climate and Food
by Richard Conlinposted Mar 25, 2012
- What role do cities have in promoting climate-friendly food?
Bring On the Next American Revolution
by Larry Gabrielposted Mar 20, 2012
- Book Review: At 96, Grace Boggs gives us a new handbook for transformation—from victims to empowered citizens.
4 New Ideas for a Bicycle Planet
by Kate Malongowski, Jennifer Kayeposted Jan 11, 2012
- A school bus pedaled by kids, the world’s largest bike-share, and other innovations that are changing how we cycle.
In China, Bike-Sharing on a Big Scale
by Jennifer Kayeposted Dec 20, 2011
- Hangzhou, China: 7 million people. 50,000 public bikes. 240,000 trips a day. The largest public cycling system on Earth.
Pittsburgh Rides it Forward
by Kate Malongowskiposted Dec 20, 2011
- Get a bike, fix a bike, give a bike—how a local collective spreads the love of cycling.