Sarah Goodyear

Sarah Goodyear

Want to Keep Kids From Skipping School? These Teens Have Some Ideas

New York’s Youth Justice Board has produced a compelling set of recommendations to reduce truancy rates.

Reuters

Beyond Pretty Pictures: An Unusually Ambitious Design Competition for Sandy Recovery

"There is a desperate need for the best science and information about what climate change will mean to families and communities."

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San Antonio Hotel to Guests: If the Spurs Win, Be Prepared for a Riot

Have we resigned ourselves to violence following championship games?

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Making Food Stamps More Effective at Regular Grocery Stores, Not Just Farmers' Markets

An innovative program aimed at getting more fruits and veggies to the poor is set to debut this summer in Detroit.

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The Grim Political Odds Facing the Bloomberg Climate Change Plan

No mayor can get a project this ambitious done on his own, and that's a huge problem for everyone.

German Sarmiento

In Bogotá, Activists Are Fighting Against a Backslide in Pedestrian Safety

The birthplace of the car-free day saw 296 deaths on city streets last year.

Streetfilms

This Bike Path Also Helps Prevent Flooded Sewers

A great example of how green infrastructure can be incorporated from the start in new street design.

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The Horrifying Inequality That Plagues Ohio Students' Routes to School

In Ohio's urban school districts, one in 446 students has been hit by a car. In suburban districts, it's one in 1,473.

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Why the Feds Agreed to Spend TARP Money on Demolishing Michigan's Empty Buildings

There's admittedly a certain irony in tearing down houses with funds marked to keep people in houses.

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How City Living Changes the Biological Clocks of Birds

Not only do they get less sleep, they also have more disrupted circadian rhythms.

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Painting Your Own Crosswalk: Crime or Civic Opportunity?

A man was jailed for painting a crosswalk at a dangerous intersection. When he got back to his neighborhood, he was hailed as a hero.

A Filmmaker's Scathing Critique of Istanbul's Urban Planning Policies

A 2011 documentary paints a frightening picture of the way bulldozers, bankers, and politicians are demolishing the city without regard to the environment.

A Foldable Fix to Public Transit's Peskiest Problem

Pasadena officials are giving people $220 to buy folding bikes in an effort to solve the "last mile" transportation problem.

Can New York's Penn Station Ever Be Great Again?

Four architects lay out their vision for a brighter, cheerier, more functional transit hub.

The Surprising Diversity of the American Cycling Community

A new report challenges a tenacious racial stereotype about people who ride bicycles.

Maya Lin's Newest Work Is a 'Last Memorial' to the Vanishing Natural World

"I am going to try to wake you up to things that are missing that you are not even aware are disappearing."

ReThink

Selling the Public on Public Housing

There's a lot of fear and misinformation out there, but a new public relations initiative called ReThink is trying to change that.

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In Greenland, an Urban Heat Island Is Growing Fast

The country's almost laboratory-like conditions are a perfect place to measure the effect of human urban development on temperature.

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New York Street Vendors Displaced by Bike-Share Want Their Voices Heard

Turns out it's not that easy for a sidewalk food cart to just pick up and move.