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Kaid Benfield

A New Policy That Incentivizes Walkable Neighborhoods

Massachusetts pushes diverse, dense zoning.

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To Get America Growing Again, We Have to Look to Our Most Productive Metro Areas

The United States is not just as a single national economy but a collection of city and metro economies, and they're growing at starkly different rates.

America's Most Diverse Neighborhoods

More and more suburbs are cropping up as hubs.

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The Needlessly Inscrutable Geography of Scientific Funding

Data are scarce, but a look at grants from the National Institutes of Health gives us at least a partial picture.

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Accident of the Day: U-Lock Becomes You-Lock For a Few Hours

Way to lock up that neck.

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Early Scenes From Sandy

How things looked early Monday, before the bulk of the storm made landfall on the U.S. East Coast.

These Are the Hurricane Maps You Should Worry About Now

Hint: The really ugly part will be the storm surge.

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Hurricane Sandy's Track: 10 Million People Could Lose Power

And that's the "conservative estimate," according to a Johns Hopkins engineer.

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Hurricane Sandy Provokes the Largest Preemptive Public Transportation Shutdown in U.S. History

As Sandy bears down on the East Coast, some of the biggest cities in America come to a virtual standstill.

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Hurricane Sandy: How Bad Is It Looking, Really?

The "Frankenstorm" approaches.

Anthony Flint

Lessons From a Reinvented Military Base

The story of how this urban asset was re-purposed holds truths for cities engaged in similar transformations.

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The Best Cities for Green Commuters

Which areas have the most bikers, the most walkers, and the most public transit riders?

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As Local Governments Shrink, Private Consultants Reap Rewards

Meet the high-paid experts who are pitching our cities and states on how to save money.

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What Are the 7 Keys to a Strong Community?

Parks, community schools, and other essential elements.

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Why Amtrak Keeps Breaking Ridership Records and Will Continue To Do So

The rail operator's recent success should end the debate over its privatization.

Kaid Benfield

This Is What a Neighborhood Revitalization Actually Looks Like

A low-income community in Boston taps homegrown business leaders for a brighter future.

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Mapping the Potential for Solar Power On Every Roof

Nearly every square meter of rooftop in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has now been evaluated for its suitability to host solar panels.

Kaid Benfield

How LEED-ND Can Improve Older Neighborhoods

An inner-city neighborhood in Boston is providing a strong example of how the rating system can guide improvements.

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Is Boston's Bloody New Helmet PSA Bad for Cycling?

The shaming of helmet-less bikers continues, but this ad seems more likely to discourage people from biking than anything else.