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9/23/2016

About 2 million motorists a year visit the extremely winding Lombard Street in San Francisco, and the San Francisco County Transportation Authority is thinking about turning it into a toll road to reduce traffic.

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9/22/2016

The Los Angeles City Council has approved a bill that would require the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to source 100% of its electricity from clean energy sources. "This is an enormous step forward that will help preserve our environment and lead us to a more sustainable future," said Councilman Paul Krekorian, co-author of the bill.

9/21/2016

The Smart City Innovation Summit Asia is underway in Goyang, South Korea. Exhibitors include KT, a company that will present city models integrating the internet of things and big data.

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9/21/2016

The parks and recreation department in Columbia, Mo., surveyed residents about the impact the MKT Trail had on those living nearby. Nearly all surveyed residents expressed satisfaction with the trail, while 89% said it improved their quality of life.

9/21/2016

Fire departments in Pleasant View, Tenn., and Broome County, N.Y., have created fire safety houses in trailers to teach children about safety. Lessons in the Broome County trailer also cover burn prevention and calling 9-1-1.

9/20/2016

A $150 million walkable sculpture by British architect Thomas Heatherwick will find its home in Hudson Yards, a 28-acre Manhattan development under construction. The 4.5 acres of park there will also include a garden insulated from subterranean train tracks and supplied by a groundwater-catchment system.

9/20/2016

Several studies have suggested that time spent in nature can be as helpful to reducing stress as receiving a big raise at work. A study by Stanford University found that a 90-minute walk in a park resulted in reduced activity in the participant's prefrontal cortex, which is linked to both stress and depression.

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Montana Public Radio
9/15/2016

St. Petersburg, Fla., spilled 70 million gallons of sewage into Tampa Bay after Hurricane Hermine, more than any other city or county in the state, according to official estimates. The statewide estimate for spilled sewage stands at 172 million gallons.

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Hurricane Hermine
9/15/2016

Friday is PARK(ing) Day in Washington, D.C., where 34 mini-parks will host green space, outdoor gyms and other offerings.

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Washington
9/15/2016

Minneapolis is piloting five blocks of a proposed 37-block bike-pedestrian corridor. Some residents are concerned about the plan, which will displace vehicle traffic and parking.

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