When it comes to enforcing laws like jaywalking, strictly imposed tickets and fines motivate people to change their behavior. John Cichowski discusses whether light-hearted, even humorous, suggestions can be as effective as heavy-handed prosecution.
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Friday marked a milestone in the effort to bridge the gap between NYC's century-old subway system and emerging technologies; "a leap forward for a service that has lagged behind its peers both at home and abroad in adopting new technologies."
December 28, 2012
Schools are turning to students' smartphones as an instructional device.
December 27, 2012
In the year since Seattle launched the Safe Parking pilot project for homeless people living in their cars, just two churches have opened their parking lots, providing a total of seven spaces. But the city is expanding the project and hopes to provide more services.
As librarians struggle with the task of redefining their roles in a digital age, many are seeing an opportunity to fill the void created by the loss of traditional bookstores.
December 25, 2012
Kaid Benfield delivers a photo essay full of holiday cheer that shows the suburbs aren't the only places that know how to accessorize for the season.
As a symbol of communication, refuge or romantic longing, the pay phone is an enduring cultural icon.
December 20, 2012
Air travel is a notoriously wasteful mode. But one airport is taking huge leaps towards sustainability. Julie Rose reports on Charlotte Douglas International's comprehensive recycling and composting program.
December 19, 2012
Camden County, New Jersey, one of the most dangerous places in America, is experiencing what's being called an instant gun-buyback boom.
December 18, 2012
The Skid Row Housing Trust is building a 102-unit, $20.5-million complex by stacking pre-outfitted apartments atop one another in a Lego-like fashion to save time and money. The Skid Row Housing Trust has spent decades revitalizing abandoned buildings and hotels in downtown Los Angeles' most destitute neighborhood to serve as shelter for the city's chronically homeless.
Health officials, social service workers find early efforts save money and lives.
December 15, 2012
Boston City Hall is taking its show on the road. Its new food-truck-inspired 'City Hall To Go' is bringing government to the people.
December 13, 2012
Somervilles community development office is offering residents interest-free loans to replace home heating systems, according to city officials.
At least a dozen companies are ready to provide the service, including ones now operating in other US cities and overseas.
December 11, 2012
Governor Rick Scotts task force on higher education suggested that tuition rates be frozen, so that going to school for science would cost less than getting a liberal arts degree.
The Department of Veterans Affairs will invest $300 million in homelessness prevention efforts next year, tripling the funding for those programs as the agency works get all veterans off the streets in the next three years.
December 9, 2012
DETROIT, Dec. 6 (UPI) — Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has announced the opening of police mini-stations in an effort to bring down the city's staggering homicide rate.
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