The China Railway International Group, working with the Chinese Export-Import Bank, responded to the California High-Speed Rail Authority's "expressions of interest." They teamed up with China Development Bank to beat out the Japanese in Indonesia.
Oct 18, 2015   Reuters
With fewer human workers available to meet demand, Japanese construction company Komatsu is turning to automated equipment and drones.
Oct 14, 2015   The Verge
Essayist and novelist Pico Iyer visits Las Vegas and Pyongyang in rapid succession to find that the capital of freedom and fun is not so dissimilar from the wan capital of the Hermit Kingdom.
Aug 30, 2015   New York Review of Books
Better Cities & Towns gives its imprimatur to the "narrower is better" approach to lane width for traffic safety thanks to a study by Toronto transportation planner, Dewan Masud Karim, presented at the Canadian ITE annual conference.
Aug 12, 2015   Better Cities & Towns
For urbanization in China's cities to be truly human-centered, pedestrianization plans must be thoroughly considered.
Jul 27, 2015   The City Fix
It's easier to install bike lanes when the country is run by a dictator.
Jul 23, 2015   Fast Co.Exist
Japan has pulled the plug on an ambitious stadium plan, expected to cost $2 billion and designed by one of the world's most famous architects.
Jul 21, 2015   The Guardian
Whether driveways are anti-urban or 'anti-pedestrian' depends on how we segregate street uses. As shared spaces where they cross sidewalks, driveways inform the wider question: what makes for a good street?
May 13, 2015   Urban Kchoze
Maglev trains owned by Central Japan Railway were clocked traveling at speeds of 603 km/h, less than week after traveling 590 km/h to set a record last set in 2003.
Apr 23, 2015   The Guardian
A recently published book describes the outcomes of the EcoMobility festival held in Suwon, South Korea during September of 2013.
Apr 19, 2015   Pop-Up City
While they look clean and green on the drawing board, Asia's planned developments might be nothing more than cloned commercialism set in concrete. By undermining local culture, this 'smart city' approach may also prove unsustainable.
Apr 12, 2015   The Global Urbanist