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By Katharine Sucher / On December 8th, 2017

Cities across the globe have been designed with a primary goal of moving people around quickly—and the costs are becoming ever more apparent. The consequences are measured in smoggy air basins, sprawling suburbs, a failure to stem traffic congestion, and...

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By Laurie Mazur / On July 5th, 2017

A new report shows there are numerous paths forward for our cities to achieve the clean-energy future their residents need and want

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

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By National Association of City Transportation Officials / On May 3rd, 2017

Linda Bailey, Executive Director of the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) issued the following statement in response to the White House’s 2018 budget blueprint. President Trump’s proposed budget would be a disaster...

By Jason Leppig / On February 3rd, 2017

In one place, we've put together our best blogs of 2016. Click here to download a pdf or read the 10 best posts from our authors below.        

foreword Friday

By Katharine Sucher / On February 3rd, 2017

Creating cities that work for everyone means seeing them from different perspectives—literally. In Seeing the Better City, urbanist writer, photographer, and land-use attorney...

By Laurie Mazur / On January 18th, 2017

Cities and states can step up their efforts to tackle global warming—with or without federal leadership.

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By Timothy Beatley / On December 21st, 2016

Few things in the world have as much immediate ability to shift me into a different mood, into a different and more positive outlook, than birds—seeing them, hearing them, watching their often frenetic but joyful movements and machinations. Birds, and...

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By Matt Solomon / On December 1st, 2016

December 12, 2016; 10:00 AM EST & 9:00 PM EST (2 sessions)

By Robert I. McDonald / On June 23rd, 2016

Growth of modern cities requires embrace of nature.

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