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Where Bicycles Meet Race: A Conversation With Dr. Adonia Lugo

Where Bicycles Meet Race: A Conversation With Dr. Adonia Lugo

An interview with Dr. Adonia Lugo, author of Bicycle / Race: Transportation, Culture & Resistance, about broadening bike advocacy to look beyond physical infrastructure to the “human infrastructure” of the communities we build around bicycling.

Would You Move to a New City for $10,000?

Would You Move to a New City for $10,000?

Tulsa, OK is the latest city to offer remote workers some tempting incentives if they’ll move there for only a year. Is this a smarter approach to economic development, or do our cities need to #dothemath?

Amazon HQ2: Really, New York?

Amazon HQ2: Really, New York?

A few weeks ago, Amazon announced major new operations in not one, but three locations: Queens, NYC; Crystal City, near Washington, DC; and Nashville. Our biggest question is not for Amazon but for the cities and states that offered them massive subsidy packages: Why?!

Are Beautiful Cars Responsible for Our Overbuilt Roads?

Are Beautiful Cars Responsible for Our Overbuilt Roads?

How much of car culture is attributable to the early designers and marketers who figured out how to make cars stylish and beautiful? A new book profiles GM’s Harley Earl, one of the forerunners of America’s automotive obsession.

We Should Celebrate Our Failures Too

We Should Celebrate Our Failures Too

Do we need to fail in order to succeed? When our experiments go awry—in science or otherwise—should we be dismayed, or treat it as just as vital information as if our hypotheses had been confirmed? Check out the latest episode of our new podcast Upzoned to hear Kea Wilson and Chuck Marohn wax philosophical about failure.