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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.

By Alec Appelbaum / On June 16th, 2016

When I think about climate change, I like to look at a photo of my daughter and her two dear friends—not just because of their sweet smiles, but because the photo offers an important clue to how we can design cities to thrive in uncertain times.

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, Can a...

By Gaelle Gourmelon / On May 10th, 2016

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

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By Lucy Moore / On November 3rd, 2015

Whew!    I just read the article on the controversy over proposed bike...

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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 City...

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By Katharine Sucher / On October 15th, 2015

More than ever, cities are charged with carrying out national-level policies and are expected to be at the forefront of our response to climate change, housing inequality, job-creation and public health. At the same time, most city government agencies...

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