Europe

June 4, 2009, 10am PDT
This piece from <em>Wired</em> looks at the Swedish mining town of Kiruna that is literally picking itself up and moving.
Wired
June 3, 2009, 5am PDT
Alex Marshall takes a look at Spain's recent record of proactive transportation planning, connecting cities to direct development rather than to connect already successful areas.
Governing Magazine
June 1, 2009, 7am PDT
Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood is visiting Spain, hoping to glean some knowledge from the country's recent successes with high-speed rail.
The New York Time - Energy & Environment
May 28, 2009, 5am PDT
Herve Kemp believes that the future of employment in Europe will include a million "family farmer jobs."
Truthout
May 27, 2009, 10am PDT
With communities balking at the purported ugliness of windtowers and solar panels, a Dutch company proposes using nature's own designs.
Fast Company
May 27, 2009, 5am PDT
Germany's experience in implementing environmentally-friendly concepts like green roofs, wind power and other renewables is pointing the way for many American decisionmakers.
The New York Times
May 19, 2009, 7am PDT
Sochi, Russia, is set to host the 2014 Winter Olympics. But work on the site has hardly begun, according to this report from <em>The Moscow Times</em>.
The Moscow Times
May 12, 2009, 2pm PDT
Vauban, Germany is a new suburb that is part of the 'smart planning movement'. It is car-free, i.e. the streets are car-free, while car ownership is allowed but restricted to two garages, and the cost unbundled. Only 30% of families own cars.
The New York Times - Environment
May 7, 2009, 5am PDT
A new mapping project is creating a comprehensive 3D image of the catacombs beneath Rome.
BBC
May 1, 2009, 5am PDT
The Spanish government is moving forward with plans to build the largest casino and entertainment complex in Europe
BBC
April 29, 2009, 12pm PDT
In this video, police in Denmark stop cyclists without helmets, hug them, and give them new helmets.
Boing Boing
April 23, 2009, 2pm PDT
Vatican City has plans to build the largest solar plant in Europe, which will supply enough power for 40,000 households in a state of 900 inhabitants.
Bloomberg
April 21, 2009, 10am PDT
By the end of the year, Spain is on course to have a more extensive high-speed rail system than both Japan and France. The system is changing hearts and minds across this usually home-bound nation.
The Wall St. Journal
April 21, 2009, 9am PDT
The Vatican has announced plans to build Europe's largest solar plant to power the state.
Bloomberg
April 18, 2009, 11am PDT
Germany, while similarly autocentric, has managed to create a much more sustainable transportation system than the U.S., according to a study commissioned the by Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program.
Brookings
April 18, 2009, 7am PDT
A new community program in Rotterdam is bringing a food truck with new eating options -- and business opportunities -- to working class neighborhoods.
Metropolis
April 10, 2009, 2pm PDT
Dogs in Moscow have learned to ride the subway to and from "work".
English Russia
April 6, 2009, 9am PDT
France is hoping to establish a "darkness reserve" by regulating street lighting in towns and villages near a mountaintop observatory.
Discovery
March 27, 2009, 12pm PDT
This piece from the New York Times looks at a program in Italy the encourages children to walk to school.
The New York Times
March 19, 2009, 2pm PDT
Nine-month study commissioned by President Nicolas Sarkozy aims to transform Paris and its surrounding suburbs into the first sustainable “post-Kyoto" city.
The New York Times