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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 Grady Gammage / On June 14th, 2017

Last week was the Trump administration's self-proclaimed "Infrastructure Week." While...

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 Brenna Raffe / On June 12th, 2017

The best career advice I’ve ever received was not in fact career advice at all. It was a tweet, and it said something along the lines of ‘what you spend your time doing when you’re procrastinating, you should do for the rest of your life.’ After a brief...

Washburn

By Katharine Sucher / On June 9th, 2017

In Within Walking Distance, journalist and urban critic Philip Langdon takes an in-depth look at six walkable communities—and the citizens, public officials, and planners who are making...

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

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