The GOOD 100: Streetsblog The GOOD 100: Streetsblog
The GOOD 100: Streetsblog
Livable StreetsOne sign of a healthy democracy is whether people are permitted to gather in the street. Yet in U.S. cities, most public space is reserved for (and filled with) cars-significantly curbing the other activities that can take place therein. That's why Aaron Naparstek founded Streetsblog, an open forum for realizing a transition from car-centric cities to people-centric cities. What began as a conversation for New Yorkers has found traction in urban centers across the country, evolving to include a variety of efforts under the umbrella of the Livable Streets Initiative. Now, in an extension of that effort, Streetfilms is pushing the same agenda through film. So far, they've had quite an impact: It was only by getting Mayor Gavin Newsom to view an eight-minute Streetfilm on the Ciclovia events in Bogotá, Colombia, that bike coalitions were able to make San Francisco's car-free Sunday festivals (also known as Sunday Streets) a reality. Now they're a regular occurrence, and the city is healthier for it.
Episcopalian Churches Vote to Finally Allow Same-Sex Wedding Ceremonies Following the Supreme Court’s lead, the Church voted overwhelmingly to support same-sex wedding ceremonies.
Hawaii Becomes First State in The Nation to Ban Plastic Bags The state followed a nationwide trending of cities, finally banning plastic bags.
18-Year-Old Creates Device to Help the Blind Become More Mobile He started at age 12.
F*ck Yeah America Not everything sucks here in the land of the free! Fact: the USA’s national parks are bigger in size than all of England.
Studies Shows Race is a Big Factor in Online Dating White men and Asian women are pretty popular online.
Wacky Inventor Creates a Knife That Toasts as it Cuts I wonder what it can do with a bagel?
Episcopalian Churches Vote to Finally Allow Same-Sex Wedding Ceremonies Hawaii Becomes First State in The Nation to Ban Plastic Bags 18-Year-Old Creates Device to Help the Blind Become More Mobile F*ck Yeah America Studies Shows Race is a Big Factor in Online Dating Wacky Inventor Creates a Knife That Toasts as it Cuts What I’m Celebrating Instead of America’s Birthday This Fourth of July Germany Plans to Give Dozens of Military Bases Back to Nature Pop-Up Cafe Aims to Redeem the Misunderstood "World's Ugliest Fish" Hateful Anti-Gay Ad Beautifully Mocked by Parody The Transgender Community Has a New Way to Find the Right Doctor Beyoncé Performs Epic Rainbow-Themed Tribute for Gay Marriage
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