How to Protest Safely in the Age of Surveillance

How to Protest Safely in the Age of Surveillance

For the past several nights, militarized police in cities across the United States have deployed armored vehicles and rubber bullets against protesters and bystanders alike. If you’re going out to protest—as is your right under the First Amendment—and bringing your smartphone with you, there are some basic steps you should take to safeguard your privacy.…

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Want to Fix Urban Sprawl? Ditch the Cul-de-Sac

Want to Fix Urban Sprawl? Ditch the Cul-de-Sac

The world’s cities are growing fast. Half the human race already lives in urban areas, and another 2.5 billion people could join them by 2050, the United Nations forecasts. While urban growth is inevitable, urban sprawl—with its long commutes and increased congestion—doesn’t have to be.In the developed world, cities are slowly beginning to try to…

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