Claims related to community design and health should be modest. Yet with health care consuming more than 17 percent of the US economy, even a modest improvement can make a significant impact.
"That daily trip, on foot, to the park, elementary school, or store may seem unimportant. Yet it may make the difference, in the long run, as to whether a family member becomes overweight, which in turn contributes to myriad health problems."
54 major world cities, head-to-head. USA and Eastern Asia show their urban might.I wish I could tell you that there is a diverse range of continents represented in the top 10, or even top 20, of those, but I can't.
Even our cities exhibit sprawl when compared to urban areas around the world - 8 world cities with a combined population of 100 million fit into the size of Atlanta.
Urban transport's third revolution: sharing systems. More than gadgets for blasé urban dwellers, Justinien Tribillon analyses why and how these schemes constitute a growing trend in urban transportation infrastructures.
TOWSON – Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz stood on the banks of Back River on Wednesday morning alongside local community leaders, environmental advocates, and officials to mark the completion of an ambitious $2 million project to...
When asked what goals were the most important for the Maryland Park Service to achieve, more than 80 percent of Marylanders said preserving historic sites, improving natural areas for wildlife, and conserving more land to protect natural resource were important.
Five years after the Bush administration’s oil and gas debacle near Utah’s national parks, a smarter approach to land management is within reach.
Six areas to watch that, taken together, demonstrate the extent to which the Obama administration’s reforms to the nation’s oil and gas leasing program are resulting in meaningful and lasting changes in priorities, values, and decision making within the Bureau of Land Management
What a difference 15 years makes. In 1998, when I was researching suburban sprawl around Chicago for a book, I lamented the loss of corporate jobs from the city to its far northwestern suburbs in Lake and McHenry Counties. ...
Corporations leaving the suburbs for the city because young talent does not want to be car dependent.
The international transportation policy group EMBARQ has just released a great new short video highlighting the benefits of bus rapid transit systems in Mexico City and Istanbul. The video illustrates some of the findings in the organization’s...
Sunset Drive, South Miami before (inset) and after One of the great sustainability challenges of the 21st century is revitalizing poorly planned and outdated suburban neighborhoods and commercial districts, consistent with contemporary goals...
A comprehensive new analysis of government data demonstrates that Americans are driving less per person, and taking transit more, both overall and in a strong majority of our large metro areas. Especially because the new report is...
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