Sarah Goodyear

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'I Pledge to Walk Alone': Activists Demand Safer Cities for Women in India

Pressing for a deeper change in gender attitudes.

Reuters

Practical Suggestions for Disaster Preparedness From New Yorkers

Pulley systems for delivering food in tall buildings, rainwater harvesting, and other smart ideas.

Reuters

Flooding in Jakarta: A City Swamped by Its Own Success

Clogged canals and aging infrastructure aren’t the only factors intensifying Jakarta’s perennial flood crises.

PUP

One Way to Keep Super Bowl Profits Local: Sell Off Every Last Bit of Material

An Indianapolis nonprofit is recycling more than five miles of banners left over from Super Bowl XLVI.

Reuters

UNICEF Wants Us to Talk About Urban Inequality

An online forum invites insight from the people who work on the ground in the world’s biggest and most dysfunctional cities.

AP

A Sanitized Version of Urban Life in Guatemala's Capital

Critics worry Paseo Cayalá is a high-end refuge that will allow the wealthy to ignore the rest of the city.

Rijkswaterstaat

We're In This Together: What the Dutch Know About Flooding That We Don't

The country's survival depends on water management, and its political structures allow for decisive, speedy action.

Reuters

Lessons From Sandy: Even New Green Infrastructure Was Destroyed

Restoring or creating wetlands that last is no small feat.

My Brooklyn

'My Brooklyn' Tells a Story of Gentrification and Loss

The documentary takes aim at developers and city officials who smilingly insist that "change is good."

Reuters

Resilience Is About Relationships, Not Just Infrastructure

As cities prepare for climate change in earnest, the importance of community connections cannot be overstated.

New York Wheel LLC

Despite Sandy, Plans for Huge Staten Island Ferris Wheel Roll Forward

Weighing jobs vs. climate change in New York's hardest hit borough.

Stamen Design

Are Silicon Valley's Employee Shuttles Bad for San Francisco?

The city's parallel transportation network, invented by companies like Facebook, Google and Apple, could be creating unforeseen consequences.

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Mississippi's Capital City Doesn't Have a Movie Theater. Will That Ever Change?

The city has been struggling to recruit one since 2009.

Reuters

The Business Case for Saying No to National Chains

Brooklyn's Barclays Center is proving itself a leader in fostering a strong hometown identity.

How Britain Is Helping Its Citizens Buy Bikes

A government tax incentive program has made cycles affordable for thousands.

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Even the World's Top Experts Aren't Sure What New York Should Do to Prevent Another Sandy

A star-studded panel discussion highlights just how much uncertainty faces the storm-damaged city.

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A Sober, Data-Based Approach to Bicycle Advocacy

The new book City Cycling contains zero impassioned arguments or heartfelt entreaties.

Reuters

Life and Death on the Tracks in New York: Would You Be a Hero?

The thing is, we can all imagine a tragedy like the one in New York this week happening to us.

Mikael Colville-Andersen

'Desire Lines' and the Fundamental Failure of Traffic Engineering

Mikael Colville-Andersen makes the cases for designing cities with people in mind.