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Washburn

By Charles R. Wolfe / On June 14th, 2017

Chuck Wolfe, author of the new book Seeing the Better City, shares how photo-powered “urban diaries” can give residents a powerful new way to contribute to the dialogue that shapes their cities

By Katharine Burgess / On June 13th, 2017

A new report details the increasing implementation of citywide green infrastructure networks, including investments on both public and privately owned sites.

By Charles Ellison / On June 12th, 2017

Sit at the tables where people are deciding where the new school will go, whether to expand the bus stop or if a new business can drop itself into a neighborhood, and the first question that comes to mind is, “Where are all the people of color?”

By Diana Toledo, Steve Burrington , Lila Cabbil / On June 7th, 2017

Cities and states should pursue equitable water solutions, not water shutoffs

By Tanika Thompson / On June 5th, 2017

Seattle’s proposed tax on sugar-sweetened beverages is an opportunity to invest in the health of those most in need: working families and low-income communities of color

By Magali Sanchez-Hall / On June 5th, 2017

Communities of color are leading the People’s Climate March all over the country. Why? Because climate change starts in frontline neighborhoods

By Laurie Mazur, Shade Shutters / On June 1st, 2017

True resilience is finding the sweet spot between hyper-connectedness and rigorous self-sufficiency

By Brian Moench / On May 31st, 2017

Now, more than ever, we need to maintain and improve policies that "unmask" our cities from air pollution and halt climate change

foreword Friday

By Ann Kinzig / On May 29th, 2017

Honesty and transparency is the best way to preserve the integrity of science—and it’s future.

By Laurie Mazur / On May 25th, 2017

Donald Trump rode to the White House promising to bring back jobs for working-class Americans. But dismantling federal efforts to address climate change will make it harder to deliver on that promise.

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