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An Undying Bicycle Tradition

Mimo Khair | Posted 10.20.2014 | World
Mimo Khair

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The Food Movement Dilemma: Affordable to All

Heidi Legg | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics
Heidi Legg

When I sat down with Sutton Kiplinger, Greater Boston Regional Director of The Food Project, she narrowed in on the challenge for the food movement.

Helping Children in Hidden Rural Poverty

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

When many people hear child poverty in America, the first stereotype is an inner-city child. But in a nation where over 16 million children, more than one in five, are poor, the truth is that child poverty affects children everywhere, although we know it affects urban, suburban, and rural children in some ways differently.

The Black Wall Project: A Picture Can Express a Million Words

Marc A. Coronel | Posted 09.10.2014 | Los Angeles
Marc A. Coronel

In reality, you can put a filter on an image, you can add 100 layers to make the perfect picture. But for some, through the lens the naked truth lies in the eyes, the poverty, the struggle, the hunger and the truth that is recorded.

Clean Machine

William McDonough | Posted 09.10.2014 | Chicago
William McDonough

Factory. Hold that word in mind for a moment and it is likely to evoke images of a gritty industrial landscape: smokestacks and foul air, railroad freight yards, steaming mills and roaring machinery -- places no family would want in their neighborhood.

Get the Look: Brooklyn Heights Townhouse Meets Urban Chic

Dering Hall | Posted 09.06.2014 | HuffPost Home
Dering Hall

Spruce Interior Design brings urban chic to a Brooklyn Heights townhouse with a balanced blend of tailored furnishings, patterned flooring, striking a...

This Is The Tour Of Barcelona You've Been Waiting For

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 07.14.2014 | Travel

It is no secret that Barcelona is a vibrant international destination, but the city has never looked livelier -- or lovelier -- than it does in these ...

Top 10 Essentials For Urban Moms

Anita Mirchandani | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Anita Mirchandani

Congrats! You just found out your pregnant... now what?! The feelings of anxiety and angst will likely overcome your mind in matters of minutes. Why? Because you start thinking about your current situation, your job, your lifestyle, your apartment, the social world with which you associate, finances, and the list continues.

An Urban Agenda at the United Nations (VIDEO)

Rana Florida | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Rana Florida

This increase in population growth brings several challenges; cities must plan for increased demand for services: energy, food and water, transportation, housing, land, health, education and much more

Humble Beginnings

Bianca Hayes | Posted 07.20.2014 | Teen
Bianca Hayes

The 10-hour school day and remorseless homework assignments paid off. It was not easy, but what kept me going was the fact that I was a part of a team, I was a part of something that was extraordinary.

May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor, 'American Idol' Contestants

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 04.18.2014 | TV

Keith Urban's latest comments would probably make the girl on fire burning mad. During a recent interview with Ryan Seacrest for "E! News," Urban c...

Partnering for Action in African American Communities

Valerie Jarrett | Posted 04.21.2014 | Black Voices
Valerie Jarrett

What was clear in this meeting was that many of the goals the president set forth in his State of the Union address< will become reality because of the strong partnerships that he and his administration have forged with leaders from the civil rights community who work hard every day to advocate equality and opportunity for all.

A Photographic Love Letter To Hong Kong That Will Flip Your World Upside Down

Global Yodel | Posted 02.10.2014 | Arts
Global Yodel

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"An Inconvenient Truth" Producer Lawrence Bender on HuffPost Live: Time to Double Down on Confronting Climate Change

UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability | Posted 12.10.2013 | Green
UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability

Until now, city planners, advisors, leaders and residents have been unable to properly estimate and prepare for anticipated changes in the climate. In response, researchers at UCLA down-scaled over 20 global climate models to better understand the local impacts of a changing climate.

Pritzker Family's $15M Gift to UCLA Supports Sustainable Cities Research and New Sustainability Prize

UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability | Posted 10.10.2013 | Green
UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability

By Alison Hewitt The charitable foundation of Los Angeles philanthropists Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker has donated $15 million to UCLA to support envi...

Are Urban Bees Immune to Colony Collapse Disorder?

Eliza De La Portilla | Posted 12.07.2013 | Green
Eliza De La Portilla

Could urban beekeeping be the solution to the elusive Colony Collapse Disorder?

The Kinder Chronicles, Part I

Shaun Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Shaun Johnson

Two schools, two ideologies, a relatively common mission co-locating within the same building. Co-locating, co-existing, though not cooperating. Not even throwing their lunch trash in the same bins within the same room. One entity will certainly survive with its identity intact.

The Prosperity/Well-being Conundrum

Jonathan F.P. Rose | Posted 09.19.2013 | Impact
Jonathan F.P. Rose

Is it more important to measure the distribution of income within a city, or the city's level of access to economic opportunity and mobility?

Painter Tim Okamura Offers an Urban Narrative in Two Exhibitions

Sheryl Estrada | Posted 11.10.2013 | Arts
Sheryl Estrada

His paintings are filtered through the lens of his own personal experience as someone of mixed race growing up in Canada, where he was often identified as "different," and even ridiculed for that perception. Themes including culture and ethnicity and social identity are evident in his artwork.

Why Our Growing Cities Need Millennials

Katharine Frase | Posted 11.10.2013 | Technology
Katharine Frase

This is the era of the city. It is also the era of the Millennial. With a growing population of bright, diverse, wired and connected young people who really care about where they live, the two are ideal for each other, but our cities must keep up in attracting the prized demographic.

Killing Two Birds With One Stone: Economics, Sustainability and the Future of Urbanism

Ron Barth | Posted 10.07.2013 | Green
Ron Barth

In an age when wasteful paper billing, clunky filing cabinets and shelves full of extensive book collections have been replaced by a single handheld device, it's time that our living spaces followed suit.

Newtown, Hartford and Across America: Searching for Heroes in The Sweetest Land

Miranda Pacchiana | Posted 10.05.2013 | Impact
Miranda Pacchiana

I would not presume to think that I can understand the experience of urban residents whose cities are under siege from chronic gun violence. But I d...

Urban Monk: Exploring Karma, Consciousness, and the Divine

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 09.18.2013 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Most of the time, when people think of monks, they imagine someone living in a monastery on top of a mountain or in the forests practicing silence or ...

Connecting Everyone to Our National Parks

Neil Mulholland | Posted 09.01.2013 | Impact
Neil Mulholland

Although our national parks are increasingly accessible -- more than 70 are in urban areas and most are within 100 miles of a city -- the parks have struggled to engage growing urban and multicultural populations.

The Urban Advantage in Education

Andreas Schleicher | Posted 07.07.2013 | World
Andreas Schleicher

Some of the conventional wisdom about big city schools may be a little off. Given the heterogeneity of the student population, large cities might actually offer students more, not less, stimulation and inspiration.