Sarah Goodyear

Sarah Goodyear

Is Being Able to Walk Around Your City a Right?

Inside The Hindu's fight to reclaim India's sidewalks for pedestrians.

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In the Last 4 Days, 91 Women Have Been Sexually Assaulted in Tahrir Square. Can Anything Be Done?

A group called Tahrir Bodyguard is trying to keep women safe, but their task is proving more difficult than ever.

Vishaka Jindal

Can a Couple of Tables Make Bangalore's 'Rapist Lane' Safe Again?

Inside one of the country's most fascinating social experiments.

Nathaniel Goodyear

Let There Be Light: Coney Island's Parachute Jump Gets Blinged Out

Will the post-Sandy makeover lure visitors back?

Sarah Goodyear

Why I Rushed to Stonewall to Celebrate the DOMA Decision, Along With Thousands of Others

In the hours after DOMA was struck down, social media wasn't enough. I needed to go somewhere to share the elation I felt.

Green Spaces That Actually Calm the Mind and Body

After 20 years of creating retreats from the stress of urban living, the TKF Foundation has an intuitive sense of what makes them work.

10 Brilliant Pieces of Bike Infrastructure

Super-highways, car-shaped holding pens, and more.

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.

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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.

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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.