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Exploring the 15-minute city concept for sustainable urban living

The 15-minute city concept promotes healthier living through reduced car dependence and increased local engagement.

Claire Elise Thompson reports for Grist.

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Indonesia plans on building Nusantara, a new capital city

Indonesia plans on building Nusantara, a new capital city

Jakarta, like many places, faces an unsustainable future. Indonesia’s president is responding by building a new capital city from scratch.
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What new Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson means for environmental justice

Mayoral winner Brandon Johnson promised to make Chicago a leader in sustainability and environmental justice.
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U.S. cities are fighting over keeping covid street closures

The pandemic turbocharged the push to make America's streets more pedestrian friendly. As the covid-19 emergency ends, many are fighting to make those changes permanent. Not everyone is happy about it.
cities rethink asphalt parking needs

Awash in asphalt, cities rethink their parking needs

Local leaders across the nation are overhauling parking requirements for developers, scaling back the minimum number of spots for shopping centers and apartment complexes.
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The battle over bike lanes needs a mindset shift

Installing protected routes tends to boost local shops. But many store owners remain attached to their street parking—and fight to protect it.
Europe’s cities are getting more crowded—that's a good thing
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Europe’s cities are getting more crowded—that's a good thing

The sprawling mass of suburbia has been a disaster for the environment. But now smaller, denser cities herald a renaissance in city living.
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