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Washington, DC (May 19, 2015) — Stormwater management as art? Absolutely. Rain is a resource that should be valued and celebrated, not merely treated as an urban design problem—and yet, traditional stormwater treatment methods often range from ugly to forgettable. But as the climate becomes increasingly unpredictable, finding a better way to manage heavy rain and the runoff it creates saves money and mitigates flood damage. This new approach also brings more beauty into our cities–...



Carlton Reid offered insights into automotive history gleaned from his research for Roads Were Not Built for Cars.



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Boston Globe Ideas talked to Stefano Mancuso about whether plants need brains to be intelligent, memorize, or make decisions, and what we can learn from it.



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Washington, DC (May 5, 2015) — Midwesterners from all walks of life—whether they are rural residents, suburbanites, or city dwellers; farmers, financiers, or pharmacists—have been experiencing new weather patterns. Weather We Don’t Recognize provides understandable, science-based explanations about how climatic conditions in the region have already changed and how scientists anticipate they will continue to do so, while exploring the...



Salon interviewed Stefano Mancuso about whether plants are intelligent and how science is learning more about their ability to solve problems.



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Smithsonian Magazine ran a piece about the tactical urbanism movement and Next City ran an excerpt from the book highlighting the efforts of Dallas.



Mike Lydon stopped by WNYC to talk about the birth of the tactical urbanism and examples of how it has been creating change in cities.



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New Scientist reviewed Future Arctic, writing of author Edward Struzik, "Future Arctic should be the book that introduces him to the rest of the world because his unique voice needs to be heard."



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Washington, D.C. (April 13, 2015)—The world’s economies and people face hidden dangers to sustainability that demand immediate action. According to State of the World 2015: Confronting Hidden Threats to Sustainability, the latest edition of the annual series from the Worldwatch Institute, these threats, driven directly or indirectly by growing stress on the...



Washington, DC (April 9, 2015)—As urban populations grow, roads have been made to accommodate various modes of transportation. But as drivers share the road with bicyclists and lose travel lanes to bike infrastructure, significant controversy over who has primary rights to roads has developed in many cities. But as bicyclist and founder Carlton Reid shows in his new book ...