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May 27, 2017

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May 24, 2017 — In some businesses – like supermarkets and restaurants – local restrictions on nighttime deliveries leave distributors no choice but to dispatch trucks during morning rush hours. But lifting ... read more

New Tools Safeguard Census Data About Where You Live and Work

May 23, 2017 — New methods enable people to learn as much as possible from census data for policy-making and funding decisions, while guaranteeing that no one can trace the data back to your household or business. ... read more

May 1, 2017 — Understanding how cities develop at the neighborhood level is key to promoting equitable, sustainable ... read more

Apr. 29, 2017 — The 2006 Soy Moratorium had a larger effect in reducing deforestation in the Amazon than has been previously understood, outlines a new ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — Maintaining the yards of vacant properties helps reduce crime rates in urban neighborhoods, indicates a new study that's the most comprehensive to ... read more

Communicating Tsunami Evacuations Effectively

Apr. 18, 2017 — An effective communication approach incorporating computer simulations could help people find practical means to evacuate in the event of a ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — Diverse immigrant populations do more than enrich a city’s cultural fabric. According to geographers, they also boost wages -- by as much as 21 ... read more

In-Car Cow Avoidance

Apr. 7, 2017 — Driverless cars are hitting the headlines across the globe but for the foreseeable future we will still have drivers. The pressure then is how might some of the safety features of driverless cars be ... read more

Here's One Secret to Successful Schools That Costs Nothing

Apr. 3, 2017 — Most factors that help make schools successful cost lots of money -- think teachers, technology and textbooks. But a new study suggests one factor that doesn't need any cash to implement can ... read more

Adding Grads, Going Green Can Brighten Economic Outlook

Mar. 29, 2017 — Attracting college graduates and boosting natural amenities may give communities a double shot of economic growth potential, according to ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — As climate change and population pressure intensify in suburbia, a new study by a watershed scientist suggests that threats such as water shortages and poor quality can be met if managers begin to ... read more

Impacts of School Choice on Segregation

Mar. 28, 2017 — Diversity in schools is important for students' experiences and outcomes in schools and beyond, reducing prejudices and ensuring the likelihood of living and working in integrated environments ... read more

Mar. 23, 2017 — Racial segregation is declining, but it remains higher for families with children than those without, a new study shows. Race appears to be a 'proxy' for school quality for many white ... read more

Nature Conservation as a Bridge to Peace in the Middle East

Mar. 22, 2017 — Loss of biodiversity is a major challenge in today's world as is the quest for peace in regions engaged in conflict. But scientists say that efforts to conserve natural resources present an ... read more

City Living Can Make Asthma Worse for Poor Children, Study Finds

Mar. 15, 2017 — Results of a new study using US national data add to evidence that living in inner cities can worsen asthma in poor children. They also document persistent racial/ethnic disparities in ... read more

Mar. 14, 2017 — The success of ecological restoration projects around the world could be boosted using a potential new tool that monitors soil microbes, say ... read more

Investment Key in Adapting to Climate Change in West Africa

Mar. 9, 2017 — Climate change will likely have negative impacts on food production in West Africa, but a new study provides insights on how strategic planning by decision makers could ease or exacerbate food ... read more

Gender Bias May Hamper Evaluations of Female Emergency Medicine Residents

Mar. 6, 2017 — Implicit gender bias has long been suspected in many medical training programs, but until recently has been difficult to study objectively. Now, for the first time, a nationally standardized ... read more

Very Different Cities Have Similar Potential for Ride Sharing

Mar. 6, 2017 — Urban ride-sharing is feasible in a wide variety of cities around the globe, say researchers, and indeed that the potential 'shareability' of autos in those places is more similar, from ... read more

Study Sparks Debate Over Relationship Between Compact Development and Driving

Mar. 6, 2017 — Compact development is often recommended as a way to get people to drive less and create more sustainable communities. However, different studies over the years have yielded different outcomes, ... read more

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