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August 27, 2008, 12pm PDT
Cafe seating overlooking New York's Broadway traffic is popular in spite of safety concerns.
The New York Times
May 30, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>"Honey from the Hood" is one of the home-grown prodcuts from a Kensington neighborhood garden. To avoid soil contamination from this former industrial site, plants are grown in raised beds or hydroponically.</p>
The New York Times
May 25, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>One of Chicago's most famous streetscapes is threatened by proposed new towers.</p>
The Chicago Tribune
April 29, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>Based on Paris' Velib bike-share program, private sponsorship will support SmartBike in Washington, DC. For a $40 annual membership fee, SmartBike users can check out three-speed bicycles for three hours at a time.</p>
The New York Times
January 29, 2008, 5am PST
<p>Crossroads, a 125-bed homeless facility, incorporates green building concepts to better serve its clients. Many homeless people have respiratory-related health problems and a green building will be healthier for them.</p>
The New York Times
January 21, 2008, 5am PST
<p>After black teenagers from Cleveland severely beat a white man, Shaker Heights residents reconsider the safety of their community.</p>
The New York Times
January 17, 2008, 1pm PST
<p>Ohio never recovered from the 2001 recession, and today 16 percent of families live below the poverty line. The state continues to lose high-paying factory jobs, and adult children and moving back in with their parents to make ends meet.</p>
The New York Times
January 15, 2008, 1pm PST
<p>The first 4.7 miles of a streetcar network have been funded along a major corridor in Northern Virginia.</p>
The Washington Post
January 12, 2008, 1pm PST
<p>In Washington, D.C., the historic preservation office will not allow a ramp to the front door of a 1930s rowhouse, so elderly residents must live in the basement that has access to a back alley.</p>
The Washington Post
January 2, 2008, 12pm PST
<p>Around the world, urban areas have new names -- micropolis, aerotropolis and city-region. But are they cities?</p>
The Financial Times