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America's 8 Most Overlooked Small Cities

Thrillist | Posted 05.27.2015 | Travel

We took a look at cities with populations between 100k and 300k, and picked out eight that, for one reason or another, just haven't gotten the national love and attention they deserve. Here's where they get that much-deserved love.

Climate Change This Week: Bi-Polar Problems, Solar Breakthrough and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.27.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter and a little more crowded.

One of LA's Most Troubled Neighborhoods Envisions a Brighter, Greener Future

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 05.22.2015 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

The long-neglected Watts neighborhood in South Los Angeles is moving forward with an exciting new revitalization partnership that envisions a transformed "Main Street," transit-oriented development, and state-of-the-art "green streets," among other features.

5 of the Most Diverse Cities in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 05.21.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Illinois is home to eight of the country's 230 biggest cities, which were analyzed as part of the study. Here are five of the most diverse big cities in Illinois, ranked by diversity, with their national rank included in parenthesis.

The 7 Most Underrated American Food Cities In 2015

Thrillist | Posted 05.19.2015 | Taste

We thought it worthwhile to give props to seven more gastronomically obsessed towns.

Here Are The Top 10 Fittest Cities In America

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus and Alena Hall | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living

The national's capital isn't just leading our government -- it's setting the standard for fitness, too. According to the latest American Fitness Index...

Climate Change This Week: CO2 Passes 400 ppm, President Can Act, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Global Warming Carbon Dioxide Levels Tick Past 400 ppm Reversing CO2 ...

Most Bikeable Cities of 2015

Redfin | Posted 05.18.2015 | Travel

Thanks to investments in infrastructure such as protected bike lanes and networks of bike paths, several cities saw big increases in their Bike Scores since the 2013 ranking. On average, cities that ranked in the top 20 saw an increase of more than two Bike Score points.

Why I Organized a Senior Advisory Commission for My City

Daphne Mallory | Posted 05.14.2015 | Impact
Daphne Mallory

The problems we face in the City of Twin Falls are not unique. Cities across the country are looking for ways to help senior citizens. Why not propose a similar Commission where you live?

Renewables Driving the Energy Transformation

Jakob von Uexkull | Posted 05.20.2015 | Impact
Jakob von Uexkull

Facing growing global crises, such as the devastating impacts of climate change, the degradation of our natural environment and failing financial systems, it is hard to deny that our old human story has failed us.

Obama's Broadband Legacy

John M. Eger | Posted 05.14.2015 | Technology
John M. Eger

We know the White House's thoughts on net neutrality and Obama's message to the FCC that the Internet is something everyone needs to survive in the new economy. But less understood is the president's thinking about the rise of cities, or, more precisely, metropolitan regions and region states, and the importance of broadband in spurring economic development.

Do Freeways Belong Inside Cities?

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 05.12.2015 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

I am coming to the conclusion that, within large cities, freeways -- which have never really been free, by the way -- have proven to be a perhaps well-intended but often decidedly bad idea. They have generally been terrible for the neighborhoods around them.

Climate Change This Week: Cloudy Problems, Solar Charity and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.12.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

10 Cities That Are Shaping The Future Of Urban Living

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.11.2015 | World

Cities are frequently at the front line of innovation when it comes to addressing the changing problems of urban life. Plans to combat climate change,...

My First Bite of the Big Apple (and Why I'm Coming Back for More)

Alex Matthews | Posted 05.11.2015 | Travel
Alex Matthews

Leaving the city spawned a curious blend of emotions. In some ways it was a relief: I felt like I was coming up for air. In other ways, I felt almost bereft, like I was losing something, leaving something vital and fizzing and rich behind.

This Is What the Cities of the Future Will Look Like

Enrique Penalosa | Posted 05.08.2015 | World
Enrique Penalosa

BOGOTÁ -- Our human habitat today is not just a little bit wrong. It is very wrong. Hopefully, future cities will be more effective in making all citizens feel equal and included.

Tehran Becomes Giant Open-Air Art Gallery

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 05.08.2015 | World

The daily commute for many residents of Tehran, Iran, has gotten a little brighter -- a much more cultural. The city's mayor had 1,500 billboards,...

The Future of America's Cities Lies in the Past

Kate Ascher | Posted 05.07.2015 | World
Kate Ascher

NEW YORK -- A decade from now, the hearts of some of our largest cities will no longer be defined by gleaming skyscrapers surrounded by well-manicured corporate plazas. The city will regain its human scale and emerge once again as a series of communities -- completing a fascinating journey back to the future.

Putting Homes In Parking Spaces Could Help Solve San Francisco's Housing Crisis

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.13.2015 | Impact

There’s just too much space reserved for cars in San Francisco, according to activist Steve Dombek, and it’s not helping everyday residents who wa...

Jesse Rifkin

How These Mayors Rise Above The Stress Of Their Demanding Jobs | Jesse Rifkin | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living

Politicians occasionally feel compelled to tell us how hard they're working (and how little they're sleeping), but is that a lifestyle that really pos...

Climate Change This Week: Earth Shaking News, Groundwater Disappearing, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.04.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Global Warming in 60 Seconds - a good summary of the main facts, done in 1950s...

The Internet of Everything: Boring, But So Important

John M. Eger | Posted 05.03.2015 | Technology
John M. Eger

When we are just getting used to Twitter and Facebook, Email and SPAM, along comes "The Internet of Everything" (IoE) where everything -- well almost everything -- is connected to everything else.

Why the Disaster Unfolded in Nepal is Man-made

Prashanthi Jayasekara | Posted 04.28.2015 | World
Prashanthi Jayasekara

In Nepal, a country plagued by poverty and political instability, earthquake preparedness has not become a top priority. Efforts to plan resilient cities have been hampered and fallen short inevitably by the attempts to meet day-to-day necessities of the poor.

Climate Change This Week: Forget Flaring, Solar Light Bulbs, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.05.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Imagine This Looking Like Arizona: a new study suggests climate change could drama...

Household Solar Is Becoming the New Normal -- and That Makes Some Utilities Uncomfortable

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 05.07.2015 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

Unfortunately, it seems that whenever there is progress, there's opposition. Some fossil-fuel-based utilities are getting uptight about losing market share. Determined to slow the growth of solar, the companies have persuaded authorities in Arizona and Wisconsin to slap a monthly surcharge on consumers for the practice of "net metering."