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Central Standard
12:25 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Does Our City Bring Strangers Together, Or Keep Them Apart?

This crowd on Kansas City's westside probably assembled lots of strangers; where else does that happen, and how often?
Credit Jean / Flickr, Creative Commons

A recent article in the New York Times 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, Central Standard 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?

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Headlines
9:55 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Gas Leak Causes Evacuations Downtown

Downtown Kansas City, Mo.
Theresa L Wysocki flickr

Several downtown office buildings near 11th and Main in Kansas City, Mo. have been evacuated. 

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Transportation
9:51 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Downtown Voters Approve Streetcar Measure

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.

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