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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.

LA's King of Collaboration Gets Street of His Own

Steven Crandell | Posted 04.19.2015 | Impact
Steven Crandell

At the February 11th ceremony to dedicate the new street name, Wallis Annenberg, the CEO of the Annenberg Foundation, announced a $20 million matching gift to AltaSea, given in Leonard Aube's honor.

7 Reasons California's Most Liberal Region Is Good For Business (No, Really)

Posted 06.09.2015 | Business

When considering the most business-friendly climates in the nation, California isn’t often the first that comes to mind. (The Tax Foundation ranked ...

9 Crazy Successful People And The First Jobs That Got Them To Where They Are

Posted 06.09.2015 | Business

Do you remember the summer you spent working as a lifeguard, or the semester you were a barista during college? Can you draw a parallel between that s...

Jaime Lerner's Pinpricks of Change

Jared Green | Posted 12.24.2014 | Green
Jared Green

Jaime Lerner, one of the most influential urban leaders of our time, has written down all of his hard-earned wisdom about the city in one slim yet rich volume, Urban Acupuncture: Celebrating Pinpricks of Change that Enrich City Life.

Why A Broken Appliance Can Actually Be A Blessing

Bruce Schlein | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Bruce Schlein

It's a situation most of us can identify with--our furnace or water heater breaks or our home air conditioning system fails. While it makes sense to replace these outdated appliances for more energy-efficient ones, the immediate need to fix the problem usually wins out. Most of us haven't saved enough to do an appliance overhaul. So we fix the issue, continue with the status quo, and - as an unintended result - we keep wasting power.

What San Francisco Can Teach The World About Urban Manufacturing

Posted 03.27.2014 | Business

The U.S. has added more than 550,000 new manufacturing jobs since January 2010. After decades of outsourcing overseas, American manufacturing is exper...

The Map Every NYC Coffee Addict Needs To Survive

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 02.05.2014 | Small Business

Ever come above ground from the subway drowsy, fearing a good cup of Joe is out of reach? Well, trepidation be damned! On-the-go New Yorkers lookin...

Robin Wilkey

The City That Led The Way On CVS' Cigarette Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | Robin Wilkey | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business

What started as a small city ban on tobacco sales has resulted in an unprecedented move by the nation's largest drugstore chain, one that could have a...

This Is One of America's Most Violent Cities -- But That's Only Half the Story

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.10.2014 | Small Business
Steve Mariotti

I was thrilled to meet Joel Rash, a 47-year-old Flint native and entrepreneur, and learn about his experience living in one of the most dangerous cities in the world.

Can Mayor Garcetti Make L.A.'s Streets Great?

Jack Skelley | Posted 01.25.2014 | Los Angeles
Jack Skelley

He could cover L.A.'s sub-surface freeways, such as the 101, and turn them into parks. He could join forces with L.A.'s uber-popular Cyclavia events and revive the dormant bike-share program, such as those successful in Chicago in New York.

If Your City Could Talk, What Would It Say?

Zia Yusuf | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Zia Yusuf

Cities are epicenters of creativity, innovation, adventures, energy, and life. They're moving, breathing, and living. Cities have a heart, personality, and looks. But a city lacks one thing: a voice. Thanks to the Internet of Things, this is quickly changing.