Sarah Goodyear

Progressive Architects, Cairo

Designing Buildings for Children With Autism

And what it can teach us about architecture.

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What Does 'Livable' Mean to Older Americans?

Turns out, we're not good at anticipating the kind of community we'll need as we age.

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The Strange Case of a Brooklyn Warehouse Full of Thousands of NYPD-Seized Bicycles

One family's struggle to obtain evidence in the death of their son raises a number of questions. 

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Has Manhattan Become Too 'Manhattanized'?

Midtown is a hive of construction, with one luxury tower after another replacing older buildings. What's being lost?

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Will Bill de Blasio Actually Ban New York's Famous Carriage Horses?

The mayor's proposed ban faces an uphill political battle.

How Mississippi Businesses Are Fighting a New LGBT Discrimination Law

"If you're buying, we're selling."

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Is There Such a Thing as a 'Feminine' Way to Ride a Bike?

Women cyclists share their stories. 

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The Bixi Bike-Share Bankruptcy Saga Just Got Even More Interesting

It's looking like Canadian furniture magnate and adventurer Bruno Rodi will step in to save the troubled firm. 

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The Scary Things You Learn From 23 Years of Oakland Police Records

A new website is putting the Department under a microscope. They don't come out looking so good.

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In the U.S., a Quick Walk to the Store Is a Rare Thing Indeed

Very few American cities offer residents the easiest way to grab healthy food fast. 

If You Love Street Photography, This New Documentary Is a Must-See

Vivian Maier took thousands of riveting pictures of urban life. But she died without ever showing anyone.

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Want a Healthier City? Prescribe Biking

In Boston, a new program empowers doctors to give low-income patients a cheap bike-share membership.

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A Ranking of the Most Sprawling U.S. Metro Areas, and Why You Should Care

Sprawl correlates with higher rates of obesity, traffic fatalities, ozone pollution, and lack of social capital.

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In the Lower Ninth Ward, a Fight Over Height

A plan to construct multi-unit buildings 7 stories tall has led to a battle in New Orleans.

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New York Doormen Assert Their Right to Live in the City Where They Work

Employees say that to afford a home in the city, they need a raise.

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The Woman Leading Salt Lake City's Transportation Revolution

Robin Hutcheson is part of a new class of female DOT heads stressing alternatives to cars.

An Illustrated History of All the Ways Urban Environments Can Control Us

War of Streets and Houses explores how a city can simultaneously foster and crush social change.

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Mapping the Imbalances of New York's Popular, Troubled Bike-Share

Empty and full stations abound in this cash-strapped system.

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North Dakota Wants to Help You Find 'the Good Life'

The state is launching a brand-new ad blitz to lure qualified workers.