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All politics is local—and to that we could add, all politics is rooted in the public spaces we share at the local level.
As an inexperienced cyclist, I was not aware of the danger that tram tracks pose to bicyclists.  While on a tour of the regeneration efforts along an historic industrial canal, my front wheel suddenly lodged in the cavity of a tram track.  The jolt...
The latest trend in urban design and planning gets them off of the paper and out of a big room, testing ideas in the real world. It is fun and hands-on, and making many converts.
Suburbs are becoming more diverse and connected to meet the needs of Americans of all ages in the 21st Century.
Urban living with kids, part four: What we can do to help meet the demand for family-friendly, mixed-use, walkable neighborhoods with great schools.

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