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Here Are The Richest And Poorest Big Cities In America

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.18.2014 | Business

Washington, D.C., rules everything, apparently: Median income of largest metros was highest in DC ($90,149) & San Francisco ($79,624) #ACSdata http...

Climate Change This Week: Solar Jobs Rise, So Does Global Heat, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.16.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Looking above at recent temperature anomalies, the jet stream has once again wobbled down into the US, bringing unusually cool but refreshing weather to much of the US as California and Alaska bake.

How Open Data Is Transforming City Life

Techonomy | Posted 09.12.2014 | Technology
Techonomy

Image via Shutterstock We've asked speakers at our upcoming Techonomy Detroit conference to share perspectives on topics they will discuss at t...

The Option of Sensing the City

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 09.12.2014 | Arts
Charles R. Wolfe

Sensing the city is a personal experience owned by each of us. From a legal perspective, it is an urban property right that transcends public and private domains. It is a form of place-decoding that deserves more illustration and attention.

The Duh Moment: Switch to Clean Energy ASAP

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.11.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

What's the rush on renewable clean energy? It's connect-the-dots time! Here's my graphic line of connecting dots: 1. Almost all scienti...

Why Nature Needs Cities

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 09.11.2014 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

There is simply no way we can protect and maintain a beautiful, thriving, natural and rural landscape outside of cities if we continue to spread highways and suburban sprawl across the countryside. Healthy, robust, beautiful cities where people want to live are critical to the protection of nature.

Green Groups to New York City: Drop Dead

Marielle Anzelone | Posted 09.10.2014 | Green
Marielle Anzelone

Why does urban biodiversity matter at all? Because according to the UN, for the first time in human history more people are now living in cities than rural areas. The planet is urban. When people experience nature, that nature will be urban too.

David Brancaccio Lets Us Down

David Morris | Posted 09.09.2014 | Media
David Morris

Tens of thousands of precedents exist public ownership and they are indeed interesting. But a listener to Brancaccio could not be faulted for coming away with the impression that public enterprises are few and far between.

Climate Change This Week: CA Solar Dream, Power Plants Punch, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.08.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Sep 8, 2014 How unusua...

I Heard It Through the Grapevine: Motown's Prospects Are Looking Up

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 09.05.2014 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

However improbable it might have seemed twenty, five, or even two years ago, Detroit could well be on the verge of a major turnaround that could make it one of the biggest success stories in urban America over the next decade.

This November We Can Reclaim Local Authority Over the Internet

David Morris | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics
David Morris

It's true that some public networks have had significant financial losses, although it is usually bondholders, not taxpayers who feel the pain. But compared to the track record of private telecoms, public sector management looks like a paragon of financial probity.

How to Place-Decode the Elements of Urbanism

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 09.04.2014 | Arts
Charles R. Wolfe

According to the New York Times' Roger Cohen, France is struggling with changing times, including how perception of classic physical space is evolving as the role of cyberspace expands.

Taking Rides With Strangers

Steven Strogatz | Posted 09.03.2014 | Science
Steven Strogatz

Imagine how much money could be saved, and how much traffic and pollution could be reduced, if people shared taxis with strangers.

Americans Don't Walk Much, and I Don't Blame Them

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 09.02.2014 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

For most Americans in most places, walking -- that most basic and human method of movement, and the one most important to our health -- is all but impossible. Maybe not literally impossible, but inconvenient at best, and tragically dangerous way too often.

Climate Change This Week: Rising Health Risks and Heat, Rising Renewables, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.30.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Looking above at recent temperature anomalies, much of the US is cooler than normal, but the eastern Pacific warm spot continues to prevent much rain from reaching California, which is hotter than normal.

How Transit, Walkability Help Make Cities More Affordable

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

Highly enlightening new data from the New York City-based Citizens Budget Commission demonstrate the immense importance of walkability and transit in shaping how affordable large US cities are for a range of household types.

Cities With The Deadliest Diets

24/7 Wall St. | Thomas C. Frohlich and Robert Serenbetz | Posted 08.24.2014 | Business

While most Americans can choose what they want to eat each day, in many regions that choice is considerably limited. A range of direct and indirect fa...

Climate Change This Week: China Out Competes US on Solar, Droughts and Chills, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.23.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.

Why Detroit Has Captured the American Imagination

Laura Hogikyan | Posted 09.02.2014 | Detroit
Laura Hogikyan

I believe it is Detroit's dramatic narrative that has allowed it to capture the American consciousness where other cities have not. People are consistently attracted to New York or Boston for its infinite opportunity and excitement.

Timeless or Time-Bound in the City?

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 08.28.2014 | Arts
Charles R. Wolfe

A uniform filter applied to multiple urban scenes can easily warp time and location, and obscure -- yet somehow enhance -- the reality of place.

America's Top Young Adult Workforces: A Rust Belt Rebirth?

Richey Piiparinen | Posted 08.18.2014 | Business
Richey Piiparinen

I know, people tend to take the current state of a region and erroneously think it's been that way forever, or that it will stay that way forever. But the vitality of urban areas are fluid -- prone to decline and rebirth, just like everything else.

Climate Change This Week: Stormy Constipation, Solar Utility Comeback, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.16.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.

New Video Provides An Eye-Opening Window Into North Korea

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.12.2014 | World

With the abundance of technology available today, it's possible to explore the world's most exotic locations right from our computer screens. However,...

Chicago Celebrates Women Building Change

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 08.12.2014 | Arts
ARTPHAIRE

"Women Building Change," an exhibition at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, aims to do exactly that by highlighting outstanding works by female architects living and working in the city of Chicago.

5 Reasons Why Sports Matter in American Cities

Localeur | Posted 08.11.2014 | Travel
Localeur

With football season nearly here and Major League Baseball approaching the dog days of summer, it's the perfect time to consider the overall importance of sports and what they mean to a city. What makes a city primed for sports relevancy?