Over the 12 years I’ve spent advocating for walkable communities in about 2,500 towns and cities throughout the world – including 20 or so in the Bay Area – I’ve found a disparity in the level of happiness that appears to have nothing to do with levels of income.
It began as a six-foot-long robot named Simon. Then over the course of a few minutes, Kamai Pugh, 7, took Simon apart and transformed the array of blue blocks and foam noodles into a child’s vision of a miniature park with swing sets, a weighing scale, a balance beam, a swimming pool and finally, a […]
Houses sit in floodwater from the Mississippi River in La Grange, Mo., June 18, 2008. The floodwaters are starting to ebb in the swollen Mississippi, which in the past few weeks has seen its worst flooding in 15 years. Since May, at least 24 people