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Maybe the 'Broken Windows' Strategy Could Cut Down on Traffic Deaths Too

Every 30 hours, a New Yorker is killed in a car crash. With the right approach, the NYPD could help bring that number way down.

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A Court That's More About Problem-Solving Than Punishment

New York City's Midtown Community Court is a national model for a different approach to dispensing justice.

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Despite Financial Concerns, Cities Are Doubling Down on Bike-Share

Revised funding models may eventually be needed, but there's little sign of a lack of commitment in places like Toronto and New York.

Watch This Video and You May Never Drive the Same Way Again

The parents of a 3-year-old killed while crossing the street speak out against distracted driving.

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The Fight to Save a Detroit-Area Urban Farm

An emergency manager wants to sell a beloved community garden to the highest bidder. Can organizers win their land?

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Selling the Public on Biking, Political-Campaign Style

The perception that biking is unsafe remains a major stumbling block in getting more people to ride.

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A Clever Way for New Yorkers to Give Bill De Blasio a Piece of Their Minds

Talking Transition is going to collect comments, suggestions, and kvetching from people across the city.

A 'Gateway Drug' for Better Bike Infrastructure

These interlocking tiles can be clicked together, without tools, to form temporary grade-separated cycle tracks.

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Who's Afraid of a Liberal New York Mayor?

Bill de Blasio's sweeping victory doesn't mean the country's largest city wants to turn back time.

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A Fascinating Geography of New York's 'Two Cities'

In some places, the city's real estate prices are soaring, but it's not true everywhere.

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America's Homeless Kids Crisis

The number of students without a home has hit a record high, according to new data from the Department of Education.

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Why Bike-Share Fans Should Be Concerned About a New Allegation in Minnesota

The financial woes of Montréal-based Bixi seem to be spreading, and a lot of questions remain.

5 Bold Ideas for Reinventing the Coastline After Hurricane Sandy

Rebuild by Design's innovative solutions for a future when rising sea levels reconfigure the East Coast beyond recognition.

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Saved From Demolition: The Cleveland House Where Langston Hughes Became a Writer

A teenaged Hughes rented an attic room, where he cooked himself hot dogs and rice and wrote for his high school literary magazine.

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A 140-Acre Forest Is About to Materialize in the Middle of Detroit

The city's emergency manager has approved a deal to turn scores of blighted properties into a lush green space with maple and oak trees.

A Tour of a Whole Country That Has 'Transformed Itself for Cycling'

How the Netherlands is treating new residential developments in smaller cities and suburbs.

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The Grim Math of the Working-Class Housing Crisis

What happens when skyrocketing rents meet stagnating wages among low-income workers? U.S. cities are finding out.

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The Most Widespread Environmental Carcinogen? The Air We Breathe

A ground-breaking new report finds that air pollution – not any one contaminant – is the "leading environmental cause of cancer deaths."

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The Rise of the Bicycle-Friendly Suburb

Bike infrastructure has become a hot amenity that can help municipalities draw new residents.