How I Survived Breaking Up with My Car
by Erin L. McCoyDec 14, 2012
- Erin McCoy tells the story of how she gave up driving, despite her love for cars, and examines the challenges facing drivers who don't live in cities.
Detroiters Question “World’s Largest Urban Farm”
by James TrimarcoDec 11, 2012
- To many Detroit residents—and especially to its established urban gardeners—the approval of a large-scale urban farm raises serious questions about the future of food and land in the city.
How 5 New Orleans Communities Rebuilt Home in the Wake of Katrina
by Natalie PompilioOct 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 GrantOct 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 WalljasperJul 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 ConlinJul 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 JacobsJun 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
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 HayesApr 18, 2012
- Shannon Hayes: Do radical homemaking and foreign travel mix?
How Biking Benefits Everyone
by Jay WalljasperApr 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 ShaddoxMar 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 SchloredtMar 26, 2012
- Running their own utility means sun and wind energy instead of coal.
At the Crossroads of Climate and Food
by Richard ConlinMar 25, 2012
- What role do cities have in promoting climate-friendly food?
Bring On the Next American Revolution
by Larry GabrielMar 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 KayeJan 11, 2012
- A school bus pedaled by kids, the world’s largest bike-share, and other innovations that are changing how we cycle.