Europe

An online video game has the perfect remedy for anyone who hates modernism—and Le Corbusier more specifically.
11 hours ago   The Architect's Newspaper
The two trains were traveling on a single track in Bavaria, each going around a bend at about 62 mph so they were not visible to the engineers. The trains were equipped with automatic braking systems reported to have been deactivated.
18 hours ago   AFP
The scale of the Line 14 subway extension is enough to impress any American transit advocate.
19 hours ago   The Atlantic
Madrid, already famous for deciding to impose stringent limitations on driving, has a plan to blanket the city in green to increase its resilience to the effects of climate change.
4 days ago   Fast Co.Exist
The first five kilometers of a bike route that could eventually stretch 100 kilometers opened recently in Germany. An eventual "bike autobahn" could become even more expansive.
Feb 3, 2016   CityLab
In an attempt to force out organized crime and bring in a better class of tourist, the local government has forced the closure of brothels in the city's famed Red Light District.
Feb 1, 2016   The Guardian
The French government made a bombshell of an announcement last week, when it said it will pave 1,000 km of roads in the country with photovoltaic panels.
Jan 28, 2016   Global Construction Review
The "war on cars" and its pushback has a achieved a singular pitch in Belgium, where the national rail service has canvassed the country with a satirical ad campaign excoriating the country's horrible congestion.
Jan 23, 2016   The Wall Street Journal
Cars and cyclists have issues at intersections. A new type of intersection design from the Netherlands offers improved protection to cyclists. The solution is based on the four islands near each corner of the intersection.
Jan 22, 2016   Huffpost Good News
Cartoonists have been satirizing the issue of gentrification for almost a century. Witness the evolution of gentrification political cartoons in an article by The Guardian.
Jan 22, 2016   The Guardian Cities
After documenting places like the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon and the vertical walls of El Capitan in Yosemite, the Google Streetview team thought small for its latest project.
Jan 15, 2016   CityLab