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Finding a new job in 2013 is at the top of the resolutions list for many professionals nationwide. In fact, one in five stated that they will begin looking for a new position during the first three months of the year, a recent Glassdoor study revealed. Where should prospective employees look? Read more

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Urban areas in the U.S. contribute proportionally more to the nation’s economy than any other region in the world, with so-called “middleweight” cities in particular driving growth. Read more


Recently I’ve learned about efforts in England, Sweden, Denmark, and even in North America, to establish “bicycle superhighways” — not just bike lanes tacked on to city streets, but dedicated bicycle roadways, with features like two-directional traffic, passing lanes, service areas for repair and filling tires, and signage for safety and wayfinding. Read more


Vancouver BC aerial photoThe Canadian city of Vancouver, B.C., is making a bid to become the world’s “greenest city” by 2020. On July 14, 2011, the Vancouver City Council voted to approve a Greenest City Action Plan that aspires to make Vancouver “a source of inspiration, optimism, and hope,” to demonstrate to the world “that concerted efforts can turn back the tide of ecological damage that humans have inflicted on the natural world,” and to do all that in a way “that capitalizes on the tremendous economic opportunities presented by the global shift to a cleaner, leaner economy.” (All photos and images in this story courtesy of the City of Vancouver.) Read more


Can the world economy continue to grow without using up all of the earth’s material resources and ruining the environment?

According to one prominent narrative, the only way to achieve sustainability is with a zero-growth, steady-state economy. As economist Kenneth Boulding is supposed to have said,

Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist. Read more

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