September 10, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Minimally injured people sent to trauma centers cost hundreds of millions per year

During a three-year period in seven metropolitan areas in the western United States, the emergency medical services system sent more than 85,000 injured patients to major trauma hospitals who didn’t need to go there — costing the health care system mo… Continue reading

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January 27, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Cities affect temperatures for thousands of miles

Even if you live more than 1,000 miles from the nearest large city, it could be affecting your weather. New research shows that the heat generated by everyday activities in metropolitan areas influences major atmospheric systems, raising and lowering t… Continue reading

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January 18, 2013
by Reduce
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Austin Launches Curbside Compost Program

The eco-friendly southwestern city launched a curbside compost pilot program earlier this month, utilizing 7,900 households for the initial launch. Continue reading

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February 28, 2012
by Kaid Benfield
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Nationwide data show how transportation costs hurt families, better planning can help

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
The Chicago-based Center for Neighborhood Technology maintains a massive, geocoded database of location-specific information on average housing costs, driving rate… Continue reading

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November 18, 2011
by Kaid Benfield
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Best US cities for living car-free? None of the above, really

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
Earlier this week, a story began making the rounds about the ten best metro areas in which to live without a car.  The winners include some of the usual suspe… Continue reading

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November 1, 2010
by Kaid Benfield
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"Cities" may not matter as much as we think – regions and neighborhoods are where things actually happen

I’m going to start by being deliberatively provocative:  “cities” don’t matter nearly as much as we sometimes suggest.  I surround the word with quotation marks, because I am talking about cities as municipalities with… Continue reading

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September 3, 2010
by Kaid Benfield
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Job creation through smart land use & transportation

   
The nation’s workforce has an important stake in smart, environmentally sound development and transportation.  At a time when unemployment has reached disturbing levels, public policy should take advantage of the job… Continue reading

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