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Environment, Technology & The City

Carla Leitao | Posted 04.16.2012 | Arts
Carla Leitao

"...During the day I have only the power of those who sleep in the day - far fewer, so I am limited. Though I'm bolstered by people watching TV, since...

The Big Myth About Chicago Violence

Zack Isaacs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Zack Isaacs

After surviving the blizzard of 2011, it is fair to say that Chicagoans have suffered with cabin fever. But it is not fair to blame the recent spike in violence on warm weather.

Habitat: Public vs. Private and Trees

Jill Lynne | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jill Lynne

Inspiring green foliage is also to be found flourishing in fastidiously-tended window boxes, sidewalk trees with mini plants, and marvelous, beloved "private" front and back yards.

Ask Xorin: Backyard Bliss

Xorin Balbes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Xorin Balbes

Having a balcony in the city is such a wonderful thing. A connection to the outdoors exists right out your balcony door, and creating a space that maximizes this potential is a must.

View From the Top: 10 Transcendent LA Vistas

Trazzler.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Trazzler.com

The thrill of rising above the smog and sprawl and teeming humanity is a natural antidote to the stupor of urban drudgery. Luckily for Angelenos, stairs lead up and highways wind into the hills.

What I Want From LA in the Next Decade

Marc Porter Zasada | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Marc Porter Zasada

Over the next 10 years, I want you to become a city -- that's right, a real city, like London or New York, Paris or Tokyo. Okay, maybe a collection of cities.

FILM: Is Brazilian Film The Future?

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lauri Lyons

This year's Premiere Brazil film festival hosted by the Museum of Modern Art and the Rio Film Festival produced a line up of films that can best be described as the art of social activism.

Earth Day at 40 In Brooklyn

Linda Cronin-Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Linda Cronin-Gross

These are the people and groups who toil, every single day, for a better environment, no matter what. Here in Brooklyn, we are taking out some time on this environmentally symbolic day to honor some of those groups and people.

Worth Watching: Yann Arthus-Bertrand's "Home"

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Avital Andrews

Yann Arthus-Bertrand's method is to get somewhere high, usually a helicopter or a paraglider, and point his camera downward. The results are usually magnificent, and last year, they inspired a film.

Grand Theft Auto 3: Rail City

Greg Selkoe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Greg Selkoe

This is the last of my 3 part installment of posts entitled Grand Theft Auto. In this post I will discuss inner city public rail transportation and automobile use in urban settings.

Living City Block Denver: A Glimpse of a Greener Future?

Ben Holland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Ben Holland

Smart growth. Sustainable cities. These terms get tossed around a lot, typically used in reference to new buildings and new communities. But what about existing buildings and our aging cities?

Biodiversity Remakes Tokyo

Jared Braiterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jared Braiterman

The Copenhagen UN Climate Change Conference addresses unparalleled environmental crisis and the need to transform our relationship with nature. Many p...

The 5 Best Cities For Green Jobs

Dan Shapley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Guest Post From Dan Shapley From The Daily Green "In a generally bleak employment picture, the green jobs sector is growing faster than any other." S...

Define "Urban Lit" ...

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Charles D. Ellison

Rage against the Mullah machine fumes in Iran, economy is wrecked, and health care reform is a rubbery roast of ripped tire on the road to political h...

Community Coup: Chickens Are the New Dog

Zem Joaquin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Zem Joaquin

We got our hens after we had to give up our dog due to my son's allergies. I decided that if I was getting a new pet, it was going to reciprocate and have some positive environmental claw-print.

The Great Divide: Swimming Against the Tide in Suburbia

Tina Traster | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tina Traster

Not playing by the rules is dicey in suburbia where children are raised in a culture of uniformity. I don't let my daughter go to birthday parties at Chuck E. Cheese or eat cafeteria school food or watch television during the week. This makes her different. This makes us different.

Bring Back Urban Impact Statements

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

Bringing Urban and Community Impact Analysis programs back would be a significant step towards unearthing the already existent hidden federal urban agenda.

Whites Who Say Blacks Are Racist Are Onto Something

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

In Glenn Beck's mind it doesn't add up. How can it be that people who are treated badly are not filled with hate?

HuffPost Review: Maxwell - BLACKsummers'night

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The singer's voice has matured significantly -- along with his haircut and wardrobe; this time out, Maxwell has recast himself as a grown-up with all its musical and lyrical upgrades.

Bush Home Town to Get the Greenest City Block in America

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Cameron Sinclair

It's enough to make a San Franciscans choke on their morning bowl of organic hand-rolled granola but Dallas is developing the greenest city block in America through a competition called Re:Vision Dallas.