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Yet Another Reason to Like Green Neighborhoods: They're Associated With Healthier Births

Over the course of 3 years, pregnant women living in Vancouver’s greenest neighborhoods delivered healthier babies than those in less tree-lined communities.

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The Navy Is Tracking Ocean Sounds Collected by Scientists

A network of Internet-connected undersea microphones is picking up more than whale songs.

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How Vancouver Became One of North America's Most Family-Friendly Cities

It took very concerted policy efforts going back to the early 1990s.

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Transportation Projects Don't Need to Take as Long as They Do

Using "lean" concepts, urban mobility can evolve as rapidly as iPhone apps.

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Head Injuries Didn't Rise in Bike-Share Cities. They Actually Fell

In fact, head injuries declined about 14 percent after cities started bike-sharing programs.

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A Rare Non-Tragic Chance to Revisit the Idea of Driverless Trains

This week's Chicago L train crash highlights an area of technology where U.S. transit lags behind.

Watch 'Real-Time' Transit Planning Help North America's Busiest Bus Line

Tape, chalk, and a few stanchions whip long rider queues into shape.

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This Clever New Street Art Gently Mocks Social Media Addicts

This is how you feel when nobody likes your selfie.

Vancouver's Canada Line Is a Model of Transit-Oriented Development

The new transit line has sparked a development boom unlike anything in the region’s history.

How Vancouver's Olympic Legacy Is Shaping the Future of Transit

The Canada Line proves that public-private partnerships can work.

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Why Vancouver Has Crack Pipe Vending Machines

It's part of an effort to provide safe and cheap alternatives for addicts.

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Finally, Vancouver Gets a Lebowski-Themed 'Dude Chilling Park'

Although technically, it should be the "Dude Abiding Park."

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Eliminating Bus Stops Can Actually Improve Service

Though there's a delicate balance to strike between access and speed.

Where Can You Go in Your City to Take a Break From Being Mayor?

Getting away from the job when you're always on the job.

What's the Most Frustrating Part of Your Job?

Mayors open up about the stuff that gets them down.

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How to Design a Happier City

Charles Montgomery's new book finds the intersection of urban policy and well-being.

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The Quest for a Super-Light Electric Bike Powered by Solar Panels

This prototype "green" e-cycle can creep forward on the power of the sun alone, no battery required.

Outside of Your Staff, Who Do You Listen to the Most?

Mayors explain how friends and associates quickly become crucial advisers.

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Why Vancouver Is Banning the Doorknob

A not-so-ridiculous idea.