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Return to New York Provides Ample Reasons for Staying in Anchorage

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 10.17.2014 | New York
Alaska Dispatch News

Since settling here, I've adapted like I never lived in NYC. I get frustrated at (comparatively) dainty traffic jams on the Glenn Highway. Instead of ducking my head down, I make eye contact with people on the street.

How to Decode the Place Between Places

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 09.25.2014 | Arts
Charles R. Wolfe

The ebb and flow of nature, economic base and the passage of time are always ripe for observation. Below, take note of one walk's illustration of two towns, their edges and the spaces between.

I Choose To Walk

Robert Kwolek | Posted 09.03.2014 | Business
Robert Kwolek

The American people are some of the most creative and driven in the world and there's no reason solutions can't be found if we lay aside our differences and understand that we all want essentially the same thing: strong, safe, beautiful cities which we're proud to call home and pass on to the next generation better than we ourselves found them.

In Praise of the Great American Main Street

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 07.27.2014 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

While some Main Streets seem well past their prime, others remain thriving to this day. Why? A lot of it has to do with the towns and cities in which they are located, of course; it's hard to have a well-functioning Main Street in a down-and-out community. But there are also elements of design and context that matter.

How to Get America Back on Its Feet

Jay Walljasper | Posted 07.16.2014 | Green
Jay Walljasper

What if there was a way to reduce the risk of many major diseases at the same time as helping improve your overall health, decreasing your weight and boosting your energy?

10 Ways We Can Shape Up Together in the New Year

Rana Florida | Posted 03.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Rana Florida

In this New Year, we need to change our diets and the ways we think about and consume food. But to get there, it has to be a community effort. Here are 10 ways we can all work together to create a fitter, healthier society.

The Safety Illusion: That SUV Won't Protect You From Climate Change

Larry_Cohen | Posted 06.19.2013 | Green
Larry_Cohen

The best "land rovers" humans possess are connected to our hips. The best way to stay healthy -- and keep our planet healthy -- is to use our legs. That means we need streets that support our ability to walk and ride bikes safely -- not bigger, fiercer cars.

America's Most Walkable City Is...

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 04.03.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Are you ready to stand up and move? An initiative from the American Heart Association, National Walking Day is a nationwide effort to...

D.C. Might Not Be "Hipster" But That's OK

Jamison Doran | Posted 09.27.2012 | DC
Jamison Doran

I'm quite in love with my city, regardless of our hipster ranking. If not being hipster enough means I don't have to cram myself into a pair of skinny jeans daily or rock a shag haircut, then I'm just fine with being square.

Creeps and Weirdos: The Auto Industry Agenda for Keeping You on Four Wheels

Larry_Cohen | Posted 04.03.2012 | Green
Larry_Cohen

The car is still king -- from parking lots to roadways. And car companies intend to keep it that way.

Where Everything's Waiting for You (Downtown)

Wendy Gordon | Posted 02.05.2012 | Green
Wendy Gordon

The open-style house had five bedrooms, two and a half baths, and a loft-turned-rumpus-room that was the ideal rainy-day space for the couple's three active boys. But as soon as the youngest had gone off to college, they sold the place.

The Best Cities To Live In Without A Car

24/7 Wall St. | Charles B. Stockdale | Posted 01.02.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: Several factors make a city easy to live in without a car. The most important one is a widely available and efficient public trans...

PHOTOS: Chicago's 10 Most Walkable Neighborhoods

Posted 09.24.2011 | Chicago

Chicago has again been ranked one of America's most walkable cities, behind New York, San Francisco and Boston, according to an annual report released...

America’s Most (And Least) Walkable Cities

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker | Posted 09.21.2011 | Healthy Living

Can you walk to your local grocery store, restaurants and other amenities? Or does each trip require a car ride? The answer may have an impact on y...

Happiness Research Ranks Commuting Low: My Car-free Commute (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kirsten Dirksen

The rewards associated with longer commutes -- a bigger house, a higher salary or better schools -- don't fully compensate for the sacrifices we end up making by working so far from home.

Even Texans Ditching Cars Over Gas Prices

The Wall Street Journal | Ben Casselman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Want a sure-fire sign that high gas prices are changing behavior? They're walking in Dallas. Or at least, they're talking about it. A city commission...