Europe

With so much focus on local planning in recent years, what opportunities are there for planning at the state and nation-state level? A new study by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy examines case studies from the United States and Europe.
3 days ago   At Lincoln House
The population of children in Germany continues to fall, and those that exist are increasingly in poverty.
Aug 4, 2011   Der Spiegel
Arturas Zuokas, mayor of the Lithuanian capital, has taken enforcement of cars parked illegally in cycle lanes into his own hands. In a YouTube video, Zuokas is shown riding on top of a tank as it crushes a car parked illegally in a cycle lane.
Aug 2, 2011   Guardian
Last week, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing released the much anticipated Detroit Works Project for "shrinking" the city. Reporter Nancy Kaffer says it isn't quite what everyone was expecting.
Aug 2, 2011   Crain's Detroit Business
Recent protests throughout Spain and Europe over unemployment and governmental representation offer a unique look at how protests use and create public space and urbanity.
Jul 28, 2011   domus
Officials in Moscow are pushing a plan to double the footprint of the city in order to ease congestion and overcrowding. Some worry sprawling development patters will follow.
Jul 27, 2011   Guardian
In a hurry to catch the train? In Utrecht, you can take the "transfer accelerator" - basically, a slide that was built as a fun addition to the subway station.
Jul 25, 2011   The Pop-Up City
An exhibit in Paris presents elaborate, lush visions of "La Ville Fertile", or "The Fertile City."
Jul 25, 2011   Design Observer
Not that it's a real surprise that trees clean the air, but a new study shows that greenery in cities can have a significant effect on air quality.
Jul 25, 2011   TheCityFix.com
Urban regeneration in Detroit begins with public space in a form of street market - one that sells plenty of fruits and vegetables.
Jul 24, 2011   Putting People First
Bicycling is growing in popularity in the U.S., but it still isn't considered a serious form of transportation as it is in Europe, according to this piece from <em>Yale Environment 360</em>.
Jul 21, 2011   Yale Environment 360