PHILADELPHIA — In the food deserts of Philadelphia's low-income minority neighborhoods, where supermarkets are few and far between, the typical corner store that residents rely on for groceries has been a fat fortress, a high-carb castle, a heart-unhealthy haven for high-fructose corn-syrup drinks masquerading as "10 percent real fruit juice."
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August 15, 2011
The Federal Emergency Management Agency and its Canadian counterparts will work together for the first time to model a catastrophic 9.0 earthquake striking the Pacific Northwest.
August 11, 2011
Critics argue third-party code would pose security concerns.
Twenty-one federally financed projects are under way to understand urban water use, greenhouse gas emissions, storm water runoff and biodiversity.
As riots engulf London, the role of technology in cities and crime-fighting comes into the spotlight. Some wonder whether this could usher in the age of facial recognition in cities.
The New York City Police Department has started a unit to track leads on criminal activity disclosed on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites.
August 10, 2011
The Bridge Homeless Assistance Center in Dallas has saved the city an estimated $3 million in jail time and homeless management. Architecture gets some of the credit.
August 8, 2011
The agency's first mobile app aims to help in cases of child disappearance and abduction.
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Cities with high populations of older adults are beginning to alter their programs and street signs to make it easier to respond to senior citizens' needs.
August 5, 2011
Cities across the U.S. are increasingly looking to technology to improve the public participation process and increase the ways citizens can engage with the government. Chief technical officers are becoming more common.
August 4, 2011
When New York City firefighters and police officers rushed into the World Trade Center after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, their commanding officers on the street had little knowledge of where they were, the condition they were in, or the best way for them to escape.
PhillyTreeMap makes counting trees interactive with its users being able to add trees to its web-based digital map of Philadelphia, reports Gregory Thomas for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
August 2, 2011
After the success of the High Line park in Manhattan, other cities like Chicago, Philadelphia and St. Louis are moving to turn abandoned rail lines into public spaces.
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