North & Central America

Going Dark

From farm shares to bike shares, these seven flashes of genius are reinventing a metropolis near you, including dark-sky preservation.

Smarter Sharing

From farm shares to bike shares, these seven flashes of genius are reinventing a metropolis near you, including bike-share programs.

Backyard Livestock

From farm shares to bike shares, these seven flashes of genius are reinventing a metropolis near you, including backyard livestock.

Charleston, South Carolina

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Wilmington, North Carolina

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Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Durango, Colorado

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Madison, Wisconsin

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Traverse City, Michigan

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Portland, Oregon

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Issaquah, Washington

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Tucson, Arizona

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Flagstaff, Arizona

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Boulder, Colorado

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Ashland, Oregon

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