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High-Tech Rickshaws

Sacramento, California unveils fleet of bike-powered taxis with the hopes of meeting the city’s climate change goals, as well as presenting a hip, urban face.

Denver Hops on the Climate Change Express

Mayor John Hickenlooper signed legislation yesterday throwing Denver into the pot with other cities nationwide that have come out with their own agenda to address global warming.

Are You Sure You Want To Eat That…?

New York City reinstates law that requires fast food restaurants to display their calorie information. Loudly and clearly.

Honey, We’re Moving to Utah!

Forbes Magazine unveils its annual “Best Cities for Jobs” ranking, and Salt Lake City is at the top. Meanwhile, a survey conducted by Scarborough research reveals the top cities for blogging, which include Honolulu, Austin, and Portland. (What, no Philadelphia?!)

Barometer of Change

Two U.S Universities have partnered to conduct an exhaustive follow up on cities that experienced race riots during the middle of the century, including Philadelphia, Birmingham, Detroit, Los Angeles, Newark, New Jersey and Tampa. The study will examine the current racial climate, jobs, housing and education.

Urban Spelunking

For all you transportation enthusiasts, Penguin Books has just published a guidebook entitled Transit Maps of the World: The World’s First Collection of Every Urban Train Map on Earth
. Soon to become your bible.

Bonus! Click here for an interview with University of Michigan Professor Chris Lineberger, whose book, The Option of Urbanism: Investing in a New American Dream comes out this month.

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