Sarah Goodyear

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.

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.

A Sober, Data-Based Approach to Bicycle Advocacy

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

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.

'Desire Lines' and the Fundamental Failure of Traffic Engineering

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

A 70-Year-Old Documentary About Cities Shows We Haven't Come Very Far

The walkable, bikable suburb of the "future" looks an awful lot like the smart growth ideas of today.

Holiday Car Ads in the Era of Millennials Buying Fewer Cars

Lexus takes aim at social media as a perceived deterrent to driving.

A Vision of a Carbon-Zero Urban Future: An Interview with Alex Steffen

How the world's wealthiest cities can beat back climate change.

Restoring Sandy-Damaged Photos, for Free

The storm ruined scores of images. But one organization wants to help bring some back to life.

Here's How to Get All Your Timid Friends on Bikes

This new book is full of good advice, delivered in plain English without getting all preachy or judgy.

Measuring a Neighborhood's Green Spaces So They Can Grow

One New York City neighborhood had basically given up on open space. But thanks to some new data, they were able to advocate for it, and get it.

This DIY Traffic Counter Could Change Everything About Transportation Planning

A $139 device that community groups, neighborhood associations, and advocacy organizations can use to gather data on their own.

The Power of Bicycles in Disaster Recovery

For New Yorkers, cycling didn't just come in handy while the subway was shut down.

'We've Built Right Up to the Edge in the Most Foolish Way'

A historian of coastal settlements says we only have ourselves to blame for Sandy's destruction.

Surveying the Damage at Red Hook and Gowanus

Brooklyn is already hard at work cleaning up.

Waiting for Sandy at the Edge of New York's Evacuation Zone

Being in the path of an approaching hurricane changes the way you look at your neighborhood.

Somebody's Watching You: A Style Surveillance Project in Brooklyn

"Our camera does not discriminate."

Bicycle Schools, Complete with Bamboo Bikes, On a Roll in Brazil

File under things that make you feel good.