Sarah Goodyear

Reuters

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.

Maureen Wilson/Jason Leach

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.

Reuters

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.

Street Vendor Project

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.

Sarah Goodyear

Brooklyn's Relentless Changes, As Told By a Single Street Corner

From a Rent-A-Center to an eyesore to a Lululemon.

New Yorkers for Parks

The Heart of a New York Park Is for Sale in Stadium Deal

A plan to build a soccer stadium raises this question: If you have enough money, you really can buy anything in New York?

Sarah Goodyear

Why Recess Might Be the Most Important Part of School

Schools can create an environment where sharing and cooperation are the highest values, rather than winning.

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Giving Teens the Option Not to Drive

The Adolescent Mobility Health Consortium sees teen driving as an urgent public health issue.

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Cyclists Aren't 'Special,' and They Shouldn't Play by Their Own Rules

The days of the outlaw bicyclist are over.

Pettisville School District

Powering Ohio Schools With Wind Energy

Building wind turbines isn’t cheap. But it will mean about $100,000 in energy savings each year for two small towns.

Sarah Goodyear

Putting Inner City Students on a Path to High-Paying Jobs, For Real

How and why Citizen Schools' "apprenticeships" are working.

Century Cycles

How to Make Your Town Into a Bike-to-School Mecca

A contest in Ohio gets 4,000 kids biking more than 52,000 miles, while keeping roughly 57,292 pounds of carbon dioxide out of the air.