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August 8, 2018, 12pm PDT
For doctors trying to provide mental health care to people who are incarcerated or detained by the New York City Department of Corrections, city jails pose a challenge — and provide an opportunity.
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July 24, 2018, 5am PDT
With New York City on the verge of reorganizing the private sanitation industry, union organizer Allan Henry connects the dots between street safety, worker rights, and environmental impacts.
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July 19, 2018, 10am PDT
In post-bankruptcy Detroit, planner Maurice Cox and his interdisciplinary team are making vacancy an asset, revitalizing through preservation, and listening to residents who know the city the best.
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June 26, 2018, 10am PDT
The NYPD vaunts crime mapping technologies from CompStat maps to a vast networked surveillance infrastructure. Who benefits?
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June 22, 2018, 10am PDT
The city that never sleeps depends on 396,572 street lights. As bright white LEDs replace the familiar amber glow, what does tomorrow (night) hold?
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June 19, 2018, 10am PDT
Where do the street trees come from, and where does the compost go? Rikers Island was New York City's growing outpost for years. But does “greening” the jail always improve things for prisoners?
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April 23, 2018, 12pm PDT
Battles for inclusion and exclusion in the life of the city more often end in stand-offs than in skirmishes.
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April 7, 2018, 7am PDT
The architects behind “Stalled!” see gender as one of many variables and identities to consider in designing inclusive environments.
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April 5, 2018, 12pm PDT
Designing comfort stations to accommodate more than 60 million annual New York State Parks visitors — representing many different genders, backgrounds, and accessibility needs — is no simple task.
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March 31, 2018, 11am PDT
Where can teenagers hang out and be safe in public? Members of Yes Loitering, advocates for public spaces where youth can “hang out and be themselves” without fear of reprisal.
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