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By Jeffrey Kenworthy, Matthew Bradley / On July 18th, 2016

For years now cities worldwide have been talking about policies to reduce car use, especially in peak periods. These policies have proven about as popular with politicians and the general population as a cold shower in winter or a frontal lobotomy.

By Matt Solomon / On July 5th, 2016

In this webinar, panelists Stephen Goldsmith (Center for the Living City), Mike Lydon (Street Plans Collaborative), and Erin Barnes (ioby) discuss Jaime Lerner's influence on community-based urban interventions. Moderated by The Overhead Wire’s Jeff Wood.

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By Katharine Sucher / On June 28th, 2016

Have you heard? This year's Free Summer Read is Urban Acupuncture by Jaimer Lerner. Get excited...

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By Kyler Geoffroy / On May 24th, 2016

Last Sunday marked the first annual D.C. Bike Ride, arguably the biggest bike event the district has ever seen! Seventeen miles of roadway were sectioned off for the big ride, with a route that took...

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By Matt Solomon / On May 19th, 2016

On April 27, Island Press teamed up with NACTO, Strong Towns, CUES at Florida Atlantic University, and the Transportation and Land Development Committee of TRB to present a webinar highlighting NACTO’s ...

By Gaelle Gourmelon / On May 12th, 2016

Can cities shift their systems and structures to become sustainable? This is the second of two  sneak peeks into the newest State of the World publication, ...

By Katharine Sucher / On April 15th, 2016

As cities strive to become more sustainable, livable, and healthy, they are increasingly becoming multi-modal. In 2014, Americans took 10.8 billion trips on public transit, the highest since the dawn of the highway era. But most of these trips are on...

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By Mike Lydon / On April 6th, 2016

Maybe you've heard about Tactical Urbanism—a neighborhood building approach that harnesses the ingenuity and spirit of communities to quickly improve city life. If these projects inspire you, it's probably time to launch an intervention of your own.

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By Grady Gammage / On April 5th, 2016

How can other suburban cities extract lessons from Phoenix’s successes to work towards their own sustainable future?

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