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By Robert I. McDonald / On October 27th, 2015

Zoning is often viewed as a friend of conservation. But could some zoning actually be detrimental to conservation goals?

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By Jason Leppig / On October 26th, 2015

Is the grand public-space experiment in New York City's Times Square at risk? Perhaps, according to this recent piece on...

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By Richard Willson / On October 20th, 2015

Parking expert Richard Willson reflects on the recent news story of a D.C....

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By Matt Solomon / On October 18th, 2015

It’s hard to get a feel for San Francisco in only three days. Like most big cities, there’s more to it than what you see on postcards and TV shows. Yes, the Golden Gate Bridge is beautiful (as is the Bay Bridge), and Lombard Street is charming and quirky...

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By Katharine Sucher / On October 11th, 2015

In 2006, six months after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, I toured the city’s decaying wreckage with a delegation of national environmental leaders.

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By Laurel Blatchford / On October 4th, 2015

When Superstorm Sandy ravaged New York in 2012, thousands of low-income apartment-dwellers found themselves in high-rise hell.

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By Richard Willson / On September 28th, 2015

Since the beginning of time, parkers have argued that they should park free. Yet the economic justifications for pricing are well documented - pricing leads to more efficient parking use and a multimodal transportation system. Many arguments against...

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By Katharine Sucher / On September 21st, 2015

In honor of World Car Free Day 2015 (September 22) we wanted to know: Which city could best benefit from participating in World Car Free Day? Here's what some of our authors and one of our editors had to say:   

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By Richard Willson / On August 11th, 2015

Why do so many good parking management ideas encounter resistance? For example, charging for curb parking is a no brainer. Priced spaces are used more times per day and better serve customers and visitors. Pricing encourages people to use less-known off-...

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By Jason Leppig / On July 22nd, 2015

The Island Press Urban Resilience Project, supported by the Kresge Foundation, is working to promote a holistic understanding of resilience that is grounded in equity and sustainability. This post, by Ben Plowden, was originally published at...

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