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  • Americans increasingly want to live in walkable cities

    According to the National Association of Realtors, 62 percent of millennials prefer living in walkable communities that have short commutes, even if this means living in townhouses or apartments. Meanwhile,…

  • Turning food deserts into oases

    “As the recent Rand study makes clear, we don’t have to accept the status quo. Government and philanthropy should double down on their investments and work with business owners, banks…

  • Pedestrians First: A New Tool for Walkable Cities

    The new tool, Pedestrians First: Tools for a Walkable City will facilitate the understanding and the measurement of the features that promote walkability in urban environments around the world at…

  • National Solar Jobs Census

    “In the five-year period between 2012 and 2017, solar employment grew by 110% overall or 16% annually, adding 131,000 jobs. Within this period, solar employment grew nine times faster than…

  • Air Quality Still A Challenge

    “Recent concentrations of fine particulate and ground level ozone air pollution follow a familiar trend: Both improved last year, but not enough to meet federal health-based air quality standards.” Read…

  • Urban Planning Trends to Watch in 2018

    “Here’s a humble suggestion for 2018: in the likely event that it is difficult to keep track of worldly concerns amid a steady stream of game-changing news, now is the…

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