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
An Australian study indicates that in large cities in Europe, North America and Australia, driving has 'peaked' largely due to congestion causing a limit to commuter's travel, known as the Marchetti wall.
Jul 18, 2011 Fast Company
When "peak car use" is reached, the only way to go is down, claim Australian scholars Peter Newman and Jeff Kenworthy. They say we're already there - between 1995 to 2000, per capita VMT in some major cities around the world decreased.
Jul 14, 2011 The Infrastructurist
Berlin, Brussels or Bruges? Against the backdrop of an ongoing debt crisis, planning pundits deliberate on which European city is the true "dynamic center of Europe."
Jul 14, 2011 The New York Times
HafenCity, a neighborhood in the Hamburg docklands, is sprouting into a model redevelopment project by caring for the human element and adapting the port's cultural history into the physical landscape.
Jul 13, 2011 Mother Nature Network
The city of Murcia, Spain recently opened a new streetcar system, and is offering lifetime passes to the trolley for anyone who gives up their car for good.
Jul 11, 2011 Shareable