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October 7, 2010, 8am PDT
A new group of cities is emerging to collaboratively tackle issues related to sea level rise in delta and waterfront cities.
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October 7, 2010, 6am PDT
In the progressive city of Seattle, <em>Worldchanging</em>'s Alex Steffen finds the metro area falling behind other American cities with what is becoming an out-dated land use policy.
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September 25, 2010, 1pm PDT
Regional Development Agencies, a U.K. fixture that developed regional strategies for placing affordable housing and creating jobs, are being replaced by "Local Enterprise Partnerships", which, as Alison Killing writes, sounds suspiciously different.
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September 3, 2010, 8am PDT
HafenCity is a district in Hamburg that is being built with flooding in mind. One way the development prepares for rising waters is having several layers of public space that can be used, creating a model for cities facing global warming.
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August 15, 2010, 11am PDT
Beth Novick, author of <em>Wiki Government</em>, says that today's technology invites us to "rethink not only our democratic institutions, but our democratic theory."
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June 22, 2010, 11am PDT
<em>Worldchanging</em> takes a look at a new report that plots out a plan to create a carbon-neutral United Kingdom by 2030.
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April 25, 2010, 11am PDT
In China, an estimated 120 million electric bicycles are on the streets. So why haven't they caught on in the U.S.? Reporter Alan Durning thinks its time.
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April 11, 2010, 5am PDT
<em>Worldchanging</em>'s Alex Steffen reflects on the increasing impact of Internet-enabled information sharing at the community level, and suggests that it's helping to make neighborhoods more walkable.
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January 19, 2010, 12pm PST
New Energy Hubs is a proposal to focus alternative energy production around transit-oriented developments to create synergistic benefits.
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December 6, 2009, 1pm PST
Planner Alex Aylett discusses the challenges municipalities face when trying to create a successful sustainability plan, and how to overcome them with a new toolkit that takes cues from New York City's PlaNYC.
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November 26, 2009, 11am PST
A new study by Subsidyscope shows that between 1982 and 2007, federal highway revenue derived from non-users of the highway system has doubled.
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November 16, 2009, 5am PST
A new agreement signed this week by all three governments creates an international committee to collaborate on wilderness management.
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October 30, 2009, 8am PDT
Alex Steffen weighs the challenges of Transition Towns and, instead, advocates for bright green, optimistic democracy.
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October 26, 2009, 12pm PDT
What does Main Street America look like today? A journalist, a public radio producer, and two Harvard PhD students set out to visit actual Main Streets across the country to find out.
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September 14, 2009, 12pm PDT
A new study from the University of Leeds claims that drivers are more careful and leave more room for bikers when there is no bike lane.
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August 10, 2009, 11am PDT
Writer Colin Beavan set a goal for his family to live a year in New York with no impact on the environment. A new documentary film follows their travails as meat, cosmetics, and trash bags get packed away.
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August 3, 2009, 11am PDT
As people move to cities and the outer suburbs begin to become more desolate, what will become of them? WorldChanging envisions the suburbs as the next frontier.
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July 29, 2009, 10am PDT
This piece from <em>Worldchanging</em> takes an in-depth look at the competition to redesign metropolitan Paris for the year 2030.
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July 28, 2009, 12pm PDT
Rebuilding is underway in New Orleans. But not with huge conglomerates running the show. Most of the work is being done by non-profits, startups and other community-based organizations.
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July 26, 2009, 1pm PDT
In Jackson, Wyoming, a restaurant is a taqueria by day and a Nepalese restaurant in the evenings. Why isn't this sort of space sharing a more common solution to using urban spaces?
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