Dr. Ming Zhang of the University of Texas at Austin says that Asian cities, despite their density, have a lot to learn from Western transit-oriented development practices.
Aug 26, 2009 Reconnecting America
Samoa is readying itself for a countrywide transition that is shaking up the island country's roughly 200,000 people. Beginning September 7th, Samoans will be required to drive on the left side of the road.
Aug 26, 2009 The Wall Street Journal
CPTED -- crime prevention through environmental design -- is catching on in Korea as a way to improve security.
Aug 21, 2009 Joong Ang Daily
Gas taxes, parking charges, toll roads - these are the ingredients to making transit successful, according to experts who state that it's not enough to offer good transit - driving must become more expensive. Add to that high density land use.
Aug 10, 2009 Los Angeles Times
China, South Korea and Japan are all investing teh equivalent of hundreds of billions of dollars in clean energy technologies, while the U.S. is debating a mere 1.2 billion in the Waxman-Markey bill.
Jul 29, 2009 San Francisco Chronicle
Cities from San Antonio to Singapore are resuscitating waterways that once lay buried under rivers of concrete.
Jul 18, 2009 The New York Times
Tuk-tuks are mechanized rickshaws - a cheaper alternative to taxis - that can be found throughout the developing world, from Latin America to Africa to southeast Asia and India. Environmental think-tank Enviu is trying to reduce rickshaw emissions.
Jul 18, 2009 New York Times
A New Zealand inventor has built a track for the world's first human-powered monorail called the Shweeb as part of an amusement park [Video]
Jul 12, 2009 CTV
The Nakagin Capsule Tower, designed in Tokyo in 1972 as part of the Japanese Metabolism movement in architecture, is facing destruction. Residents of the building have voted to demolish it and replace it with a modern structure.
Jul 8, 2009 The New York Times
Levels of lithium in the municipal water of Oita prefecture in Japan have been linked to lower rates of suicide, according to a new study.
May 6, 2009 BBC