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How the South Bronx Was Saved

It used to be one of the worst neighborhoods in America. Now the Bronx is a model for 'sustainable low-income' communities

Flickr/Mrs Gemstone

Commuting: One More Thing Europe Is Better At

A new tool makes it clear just how car-dependent Americans still are

Flickr/Rob Shenk

Why Suburbs Near Cities Weather Recessions Better

Housing recovery comes quicker to inner-ring suburbs in DC, where commutes are shorter and towns are walkable

Flickr/dmealiffe

Buffalo's Decrepit Train Station Becomes the City's Newest Classroom

The city is turning the station's front yard into a center for ecology and sustainable development

Is Gentrification Always Bad for Revitalizing Neighborhoods?

If done right, cities can preserve their character while bringing in new business

Flickr user trams aux fils, licensed under Creative Commons

Streetcar Serenity

If light rail and streetcar systems are 'too quiet,' it would be an awfully nice problem to have

Flickr user Kaizer Rangwala, licensed under Creative Commons

How Suburban Sprawl Works Like a Ponzi Scheme

Ending the economic crisis in cities means ensuring a higher rate of return on infrastructure investments

Flickr user Elly Blue, licensed under Creative Commons

Do You Live in an 'Eco Neighborhood'?

The Earth Advantage Institute seeks to recognize communities that go beyond green

REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

The Big Cities of a Child's Imagination

Recollections of what the wider urban world seemed like as a kid growing up in a small Southern city

Courtesy The Brewery Project, LLC

A Green Neighborhood Brewing in Milwaukee

The seven-block, 20-acre The Brewery project is an environmentally sensitive restoration of the old Pabst Brewing Company

Urban Brownfield Cleanup's Big Benefits

Redeveloping old industrial sites in cities not only reduces contamination, it also helps further smart growth

Reuters/Mike Segars

Preserving the Environment with Cities, Not In Spite of Them

The best way to save wilderness is through strong, compact, beautiful communities