MapLab: The High Cost of Wide Streets

Among the most visible changes in the built environment from the pandemic are reimagined streets. During lockdowns, cities all over the world turned residential and commercial corridors into slow (or no) vehicle zones for pedestrians, cyclists, cafe seating, parklets and... More

Berkeley’s Composting System Has a Unique Community Impact

The City of Berkeley collects up to 1,800 tons of food and yard waste per month from residential and commercial sectors. The city’s approach to tackling a zero-waste initiative through its composting service has put it ahead of the race... More

The case for building $1,500 parks

A groundbreaking new study shows that access to “greened” vacant lots reduced feelings of worthlessness and depression, especially in low-resource neighborhoods. More

How the Pandemic is Accelerating Workforce Training

For decades, manufacturers in the United States have warned of a massive skills gap: that there are not enough new workers with the skills needed to make up for older ones who are retiring. President Biden has proposed $100 billion... More

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