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‘People are happier in a walkable neighborhood’: the US community that banned cars

A new housing development outside Phoenix is looking towards European cities for inspiration and shutting out the cars. So far residents love it.

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Farhad Manjoo: Riding a bike in America should not be this dangerous

Farhad Manjoo: Riding a bike in America should not be this dangerous

Bicyclists and pedestrians are dying at alarming rates. Do we have the courage to remake our car-centric streets?
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'Heat officer' at TED conference outlines desperate need for cities to cope with rising temperatures

At the TED 2022 conference in Vancouver on Wednesday, Europe's first ever official to be appointed to help her city deal with rising temperatures due to climate change outlined the steps needed to safeguard residents from what she calls the deadliest consequence of climate change.
The Point, a new Utah community, will be a 15-minute city

The Point, a new Utah community, will be a 15-minute city

“One of our goals is to create what we’ve termed a one-car community.”
How to incorporate direct air capture into urban design

How to incorporate direct air capture into urban design

These concepts show how we could incorporate carbon capture into urban design.
When New York floods, this "living street" stays dry

When New York floods, this "living street" stays dry

A new model for street design in the age of post-climate-change storms manages the water instead of trying—and failing—to keep it away.
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As populations grow, how will thirsty cities survive their drier futures?

Water-sensitive urban design (WSUD), a holistic sustainable approach to water management, could give the world’s cities a viable means of dealing with the climatic shocks ahead. Cape Town and Singapore point the way.
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