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Growing Cities Starting to See Mixed-Use Development as a Solution

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 13:00:00 -0700

New York City provides a case study in the effort to satisfy growing demand with more mixed-use development.

The New Danger to the Internet: the Internet of Things

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 11:00:00 -0700

The Internet of Things—that network enabled collection of objects designed to make our lives easier through automation and user experience—has created a massive new collections of targets for hackers.

Louisville Provides a Case Study for Sewage Clean Up

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 09:00:00 -0700

The Courier-Journal is launching a series of reports on the city of Louisville's ongoing work to clean up its sewer system.

Getting it Right on U.S Energy Independence

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 07:00:00 -0700

During the second presidential debate Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton claimed that the "U.S. was energy independent." Some in the media, including Politifact, were quick to report that claim as "false." And the news just got worse.

Looking for a Walkable Urban Place for Retirement

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 05:00:00 -0700

Though many retirement communities still look just as they have for many decades—defined by cul-de-sacs and golf courses—many seniors are looking for a more urban lifestyle.

New Orleans Approves Contentious Short-Term Rentals Regulation

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 13:00:00 -0700

Many cities popular with tourists are dealing with the effects of a proliferation of short-term rental properties (brokered through the use of online platforms like Airbnb). New Orleans just took steps to legalize, but limit, short-term rentals.

Kentucky, Land of Blue Grass and Karst?

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 11:00:00 -0700

The architectural firm SCAPE plans new paths through Lexington, Kentucky’s downtown using the city's buried water and karst formations as its key features.

Planned Obsolescence for Denver Parking

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 09:00:00 -0700

Denver developers are building parking that can be converted into housing, anticipating radical changes that autonomous vehicles could bring to city life.

The Most Important Environmental Measure on the Ballot Next Month

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 07:00:00 -0700

If climate change is among the world's most pressing environmental issues, then Initiative 732 in Washington state should be watched by all concerned with the future of the planet. PBS NewsHour explores why the initiative is so controversial.

Lessons in Transit Fares from Toronto's UP Express

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 05:00:00 -0700

Faced with the underwhelming performance of the newly opened UP Express, Toronto transit officials did something drastic: they slashed the cost of a ride.