downtown http://kcur.org en Does Our City Bring Strangers Together, Or Keep Them Apart? http://kcur.org/post/does-our-city-bring-strangers-together-or-keep-them-apart <p>A <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/26/opinion/sunday/hello-stranger.html?_r=0">recent article</a> in the <em>New York Times</em> compiled a growing body of evidence suggesting that the more frequent our interactions with strangers, the happier we tend to be. The findings apply to introverts and extroverts alike. In response to the enthusiasm around that article, <em>Central Standard</em> asked whether the people of Kansas City encounter strangers often enough in their day-to-day lives. Does Kansas City's built environment facilitate or prohibit these kinds of interactions?</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 17:25:13 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Sylvia Maria Gross 55717 at http://kcur.org Does Our City Bring Strangers Together, Or Keep Them Apart? Gas Leak Causes Evacuations Downtown http://kcur.org/post/gas-leak-causes-evacuations-downtown <p>Several downtown office buildings near 11<sup>th</sup> and Main in Kansas City, Mo. have been evacuated.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 14:55:01 +0000 Maria Carter 22989 at http://kcur.org Gas Leak Causes Evacuations Downtown Downtown Voters Approve Streetcar Measure http://kcur.org/post/downtown-voters-approve-streetcar-measure <p>Downtown Kansas City, Missouri voters approved a special tax to fund a two-mile streetcar route in downtown Kansas City, although fewer than 500 people voted.</p><p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 14:51:40 +0000 Maria Carter 22033 at http://kcur.org Downtown Voters Approve Streetcar Measure