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America’s best bike lanes of 2016 show how to build robust...

(Editor's Note: Yesterday we looked at how Louisville stacks up nationally in terms of bike ridership and infrastructure. Part of that involved suggestions from...

Happy 100th, Jane! We’re still with you on the sidewalk

It's hard to reduce someone as prolific as Jane Jacobs to a single book. She accomplished so much more than that over her career...

How to beat extreme heat: Strategies for combating the urban heat...

Four years ago, Louisville, Kentucky, awoke to an alarming urban trend. This forward-thinking southern city—recently ranked as America’s most livable by the U.S. Conference...

Here are America’s ten best new bike lanes of 2015

(Editor's Note: Another year, and Louisville still isn't competing with cities serious about bike infrastructure. While the city did build a few miles of...

Watch as a busy New York City crosswalk is transformed into...

Let's make our streets safe enough where this can happen, Louisville. The usual New York City public space instigators at Improv Everywhere have staged a...

Watch the 143rd running of the Bryant Park Stakes pit a...

It started out as a normal ride at the Bryant Park carousel in Midtown Manhattan. Eager children boarded ornate rabbits, frogs, and, of course,...

Watch a New York City street get converted into a pedestrian...

Filmmaker Stephen Mallon captured the making of a pedestrian plaza in New York City in vivid time-lapse for the city's Department of Transportation. Construction...

How New York City clears snow from the Brooklyn Bridge for...

Last month, we struck a nerve with our criticism for the Waterfront Development Corporation's decision not to clear the Big Four Bridge during winter weather...

Racial Ecologies: Addressing Rubbertown, Pollution, and Environmental Racism

An interesting cliche one faces when moving anywhere northeast of Virginia, Illinois, and West Virginia is the obligatory conversation of, “you guys are sorta...