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No free parking: An urban reform movement takes hold

In cities across the U.S., planners are pushing to eliminate mandates requiring parking spaces in new buildings. The reforms, along with adding street parking meters, reduce car dependency, create public spaces, cut down on heat-island effects, and lower housing costs.
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Cleaner air: Mission (im)possible for cities

Europe's battle over clean air is coming for its streets. As the EU looks to tighten the bloc’s air quality guidelines, city leaders are bracing for even more intense backlash to measures aimed at slashing pollution and meeting the new rules.

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Hotter days are increasing car crashes and fatalities

On days when an oppressive sun strikes streets, temperatures spike and so do fatal car crashes.

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Get a job in growing careers: How climate change will shape hiring

Get a job in growing careers: How climate change will shape hiring

These growing fields are helping fight climate change — they're also a great opportunity for job seekers or young people picking a new career.
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Paris when it sizzles: the city of light aims to get smart on heat

Paris when it sizzles: the city of light aims to get smart on heat

With its zinc roofs and minimal tree cover, Paris was not built to handle the new era of extreme heat. Now, like other cities worldwide, it is looking at ways to adapt to rising temperatures — planting rooftop terraces, rethinking its pavements, and greening its boulevards.
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Climate protesters try to bring Berlin traffic to a halt

German climate activists temporarily brought traffic to a standstill in some parts of Berlin on Monday by gluing themselves to streets all over the capital.

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Drowning in traffic, Amsterdam proposes new car restrictions

The Dutch capital is proposing new restrictions on through-traffic as it redoubles efforts to keep cars from flooding the central city.
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