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Kids Who Get Driven Everywhere Don't Know Where They're Going

A new study suggests vehicular travel affects children's ability to navigate their neighborhood and connect to their community.

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Fighting Sexual Violence in India with 'Girlcott' Power

Women in Gurgaon refrain from shopping to demand stronger safety regulations.

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Road Traffic 'Single Biggest Source of Fatality' for Young People Worldwide

Traffic fatalities disproportionately affect children in developing countries.

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Slowing Down Cars Saves Lives. So Why Is Toronto's Mayor So Opposed?

Lowering speed limits can greatly cut down on pedestrian injuries. But Rob Ford thinks one such proposal is "nuts."

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Why City Kids Need to Play in the Street

Traditional street play is good for kids precisely because it allows them to figure out how to use their environment in creative ways on their own.

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How to Make Transit (and Biking and Walking) Sexy

Urban designer and writer Darrin Nordahl thinks it's time for advocates of alternative transportation to stop trying to appeal to reason and go for the gut instead.

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Oslo Takes its Streets Back from Terror, with a Song

More than 40,000 people showed up in the rain in a show of defiance against admitted mass killer Anders Behring Breivik.

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Is Traffic Making Us Lonely?

Long before the invention of social media, a man named Donald Appleyard was investigating how automotive traffic isolates us from one another.

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Why the Streets of Copenhagen and Amsterdam Look So Different From Ours

By seizing a historical moment, ordinary Danish and Dutch citizens were able to change the course of development in their urban centers.

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The Invention of Jaywalking

The forgotten history of how the auto industry won the right of way for cars.

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Dems Like Cities Better than Republicans; Everybody Loves Seattle

New polling suggests a distinct partisan divide when it comes to Americans’ opinions about cities.

A 'Photographic Census' Captures New York's Characters

Tips on street portraits from New York's resident photographer.

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The Dark Cloud Hanging Over the Feel-Good Inner City Education Story of the Week

You'd think the national champion chess team at Intermediate School 318 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, wouldn't have to worry about their program's continued funding. But you'd be wrong.

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Why the Federal Government Should Give More Power to Mayors

America's metro areas generate 80 percent of the country's GDP. But so far, that economic reality has not generated a proportional amount of political clout.

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A Biking Crash-Test Dummy Could Make Us Smarter About Cycling

We're getting closer to understanding exactly what happens to our bodies when our bikes crash.

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Supporting Local Business with the Muscle of a 'Cash Mob'

At events all over the country, neighbors who want their money to stay local are swarming mom-and-pop shops.

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10 Places to Find Peace and Quiet in Manhattan

True silence may be impossible to find in New York City, but these spots are as close as you can get.

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Where You Live Could Make Your Kids Fat

A new study suggests that zip codes are as important as genetic code in childhood obesity.

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Do Gated Communities Threaten Society?

The neighborhood where Trayvon Martin died is the kind of place where people choose to live when they want to be safe – from crime, from outsiders, from economic uncertainty. Of course, it doesn’t always work that way.