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Nextdoor renovates before taking on the world

Neighborhood social networking service Nextdoor.com rolled out home improvements on Tuesday along with word it is flush with new funding and eyeing community-minded cultures around the world.

dateFeb 12, 2013 in Internet
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Unsafe neighborhoods disable the elderly

Elderly people who live below the poverty line and perceive their neighborhoods to be dangerous are more likely to have a mobility disability. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Public Health suggest that e ...

dateMay 27, 2009 in Health
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Preparing Boston for the "big one"

In 1755, a major earthquake shook the Boston area, toppling chimneys and inspiring sermons and poems about the wrath of God, such as "Earthquakes the Works of God and Tokens of his Just Displeasure" and "The ...

dateMar 25, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Communicating a hurricane's real risks

A hurricane is heading toward the coast. Weather forecasters predict strong winds, massive waves and intense rainfall. But what does that mean for you? Will your neighborhood be flooded? Should you evacuate?

dateFeb 09, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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As Austin grows, so does its traffic woes

Ask any Austinite what they enjoy least about the city, and many will mention the escalating traffic issues. According to Forbes, Austin is one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S., and without a tran ...

dateJan 16, 2015 in Computer Sciences
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Social equity in urban transportation planning

During the 20th century, urban transportation planning in North America was mainly concerned with easing traffic congestion, improving safety and saving time for motorists. These days, most cities' transportation ...

dateJan 07, 2015 in Other
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