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The Best Small Cities In America

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 07.31.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

All have populations of under 100,000, and often as much to offer as cities ten times their size.

The Top 10 Cities For Creatives

SmartAsset.com | Posted 07.30.2015 | Arts
SmartAsset.com

Cities like New York and Los Angeles have, simply put, become too expensive for many working artists. So which cities present the best opportunities for today's creative workers?

Conservative Group Wants To Preserve Freedom Of Choice -- Paper Or Plastic, That Is

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics

Model legislative language proposed at a recent meeting of a conservative policy group would prevent cities and other local governments from banning ...

How To Design Cities With Fewer Traffic Fatalities

Citylab | Jenny Che | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business

What do Tokyo, Stockholm, London, Paris, Berlin, and Hong Kong have in common? They’re among the safest cities in the world when it comes to rep...

Change Isn't the Greatest Political Challenge, Sustaining It Is

Ben Hecht | Posted 07.28.2015 | Impact
Ben Hecht

In my mind, this is a clear and powerful articulation of the elements critical to enabling cities to deal with our society's most intractable problems by thinking outside of the box.

Youth as Engines of Change

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 07.27.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

For cities across the Global South with rapidly-growing populations, youth are widely seen as holding the keys to the future. At the same time, however, they typically face higher rates of unemployment than the rest of the population.

Creativity in the Smart City Is What Makes a City Really Smart

John M. Eger | Posted 07.24.2015 | Arts
John M. Eger

As we move into a new economy that values creativity and innovation, we need to reinvent our schools and our communities, where our young people spend more that half their time. Indeed, all of us need places that nurture our creative self.

America's Most Underrated Cities for Millennials

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 07.23.2015 | HuffPost Home
Conde Nast Traveler

Where does twentysomething looking for culture (and possibly a job) go to find other Millennials? We found 10 American cities where they'd find a lot to love -- and we're not talking Austin or New York City.

As Cities Evolve, 'Access' Is About More Than Cars

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 07.22.2015 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

Questions and answers about accessing cities and neighborhoods once spoke the language of exit ramps, street widening and parking adequacy. Now, different conversations, and varied imagery, create diverse story lines, where urban policy and citizen activism converge.

Climate Change This Week: Solar For Everyone, Mothers Mass, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.21.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Broken computers and wildflowers are making this week's column late, short, but swee...

7 Places You Can Legally Drink On The Street In The U.S.

Liquor.com | Posted 07.20.2015 | Taste
Liquor.com

There are few things better than strolling down the street with a cold drink in hand.

Nurturing Development of a Smart City

John M. Eger | Posted 07.20.2015 | Technology
John M. Eger

Becoming a "Smart City" starts with an agreement involving elected officials, business leaders, university executives, art and cultural administrators, and, hopefully others who understand they have a stake in the future of the region, including of course, the community at large.

Forward Cities: An Introduction

Forward Cities | Posted 07.20.2015 | Impact
Forward Cities

It is said that Detroit reinvents itself every 100 years. But as Detroit leaders develop a robust innovation ecosystem that can foster entrepreneurial growth, how can it also nurture a diverse array of entrepreneurs and create opportunities for inclusive innovation?

The 9 Best Cities for Your Skin, Hair and Body

PureWow | Posted 07.21.2015 | Healthy Living
PureWow

It's crazy to pick where you live based on your skin or hair type, right? "Not so," says any woman who has ever gone to Denver and watched her frizzy ...

Notes From a Dive Bar XVIII

Alan Black | Posted 07.15.2015 | San Francisco
Alan Black

Milton comes in. There is little poetry left in the man. He's shoeless. Toothless. His face traduced and trampled. The cracks on his face are dry. Saltiness settles in the hollows under his eyes. The dead see, too.

Using Urban Universals to Frame City Life

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 07.14.2015 | Arts
Charles R. Wolfe

The two photographs below say both simple and remarkable things about how urban residents interact with each other, and the streets around them.

Climate Change This Week: The Seafood Connection, Super Solar Chip, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.14.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Tired of facts? Do you think all the concern about climate change is just a bunch of hooey? Then this newscast is for you.

Hidden Gems To Visit In Amsterdam

College Tourist | Posted 07.12.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

Amsterdam is a vibrant, colorful city that plays host of a variety of slanted Renaissance-era residences that align the city's winding canals. Take a break from the coffee shops and famous museums and explore another side of this beautiful city.

Surviving a Weekend in Berlin

College Tourist | Posted 07.12.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

Whenever I would travel around Europe meeting new people, I always got the same response when I told them I was studying in Berlin. From "how are you alive right now?" to "how many beers can you drink?" to "you must rave every weekend," the reaction was overwhelmingly consistent.

Surviving a Weekend in Berlin

College Tourist | Posted 07.12.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

By College Tourist; Author: Ben Rissler, American University What should you know before taking on Berlin's nightlife? Whenever I would travel arou...

Watch CREATE: Detroit's Inaugural Ideas Fest on City Building

Rana Florida | Posted 07.09.2015 | Detroit
Rana Florida

Last week over 300 people turned out at the College for Creative Studies to participate in CREATE: Detroit, the inaugural ideas fest on place making and cities, led by world-renowned urbanist and professor Richard Florida.

Climate Change This Week: The Extreme Weather Connection, Another Solar Breakthrough, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.07.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Beautiful in so many ways: where people moved government to act on climate. Source...

Sustainability Policy Is Taking Hold in China

Steven Cohen | Posted 07.06.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

Even a casual observer can see the intense drive to bring sustainability factors into the massive national mission to grow China's economy. Like that drive to grow the economy, the effort to add pollution control, renewable resources and concern for ecology to that growth is a clear and prominent part of Chinese public policy.

A Seat at the Table: Demanding a Voice in Development

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 07.02.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Across the Global South, there is a slowly growing understanding that nobody can know the challenges and needs of the urban poor better than the urban poor themselves.

How the Blind Navigate Cities

Jared Green | Posted 07.01.2015 | Impact
Jared Green

The blind are far from a monolithic group. There are those who are congenitally blind, meaning they had no eye sight at birth, and then there are those who became blind later in life.