Infrastructure

June 22, 2011, 1pm PDT
Predictable cities like San Francisco, Seattle, and Portland are in the Top 10, but cities like San Diego and San Jose also hold prominent spots on the list.
Triple Pundit
June 22, 2011, 10am PDT
The La Independencia neighborhood in Medellin, Colombia sprawls up a hillside, leaving the inhabitants to walk up to 10 flights of stairs every day. An ambitious development program is considering building an outdoor network of escalators.
TheCityFix.com
June 22, 2011, 7am PDT
A new survey of Londoners shows that improved transportation is seen as the most likely long-term benefit from hosting the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Rail.co
June 22, 2011, 6am PDT
A new pedestrian bridge over a freeway has reconnected a Detroit neighborhood with new accessibility and a new park.
The Architect's Newspaper
June 22, 2011, 5am PDT
The WikiLeaks release revealed the locations of a set of infrastructural sites operated by the United States all across the world. This piece from <em>Domus</em> looks at the geographical and geopolitical implications of this network.
domus
June 21, 2011, 12pm PDT
This episode of <em>99% Invisible</em> looks into the history of the cul-de-sac, and why its design flaws overpower its benefits.
99% Invisible
June 21, 2011, 9am PDT
For autonomous vehicles to roam the freeway, infrastructure and the law will need to accelerate and catch up with innovation, experts say.
The Infrastructurist
June 21, 2011, 6am PDT
Hit-and-run accidents in Chicago are double the national average. That's just one factor as the city develops its first ever comprehensive pedestrian plan.
The Chicago Tribune
Feature
June 20, 2011, 10am PDT

Informal settlements - unregulated, makeshift housing - create substantial safety and health risks in Latin American countries.

Gregory K. Ingram
June 20, 2011, 6am PDT
In Washington state, King County Council will vote on a measure to adopt a new algorithm for transit service policy.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
June 19, 2011, 7am PDT
In Northwestern Indiana, transit projects will outnumber road projects for the firs time in history. Funding for roads, however, still outpaces transit projects.
Post-Tribune
June 18, 2011, 11am PDT
This <em>Kickstarter</em> campaign is hoping to raise money to build a floating pool in the waters around New York City that use and filter river water to provide a public swimming facility.
Kickstarter
June 18, 2011, 7am PDT
A report authored by Transportation for America and the American Public Transportation Association suggests that, no less than Social Security and Medicare, retiring baby boomers will have to cope with limited mobility options.
The Antiplanner
June 18, 2011, 5am PDT
House Transportation Committee Chairman John Mica has proposed a bill to privatize Northeast Corridor rail operations. This post from <em>Pedestrian Observations</em> looks at what such a plan would mean.
Pedestrian Observations
June 17, 2011, 12pm PDT
The new country of Southern Sudan, officially declaring its independence in July, will have help from the national development arm of South Korea in building a proposed new capital city.
Gulf News
June 17, 2011, 7am PDT
The Los Angeles City Council has approved a 7.7-mile bus-only lane on one of the city's busiest thoroughfares.
Los Angeles Times
June 16, 2011, 9am PDT
The Tappan Zee Bridge, which crosses the Hudson, is falling apart at the seams. So why is it taking so long to repair?
City Journal
June 15, 2011, 8am PDT
That's the dilemma with Interstate 81 in Syracuse, NY, an elevated freeway that cuts through the center of the city. At the end of its life expectancy, planners are debating its fate.
NCPR News
June 14, 2011, 7am PDT
As London prepares to host the 2012 Summer Olympics, plans for a temporary basketball stadium that can be removed after the event are offering a new way to look at the event and its potential for creating venues with no long-term usability.
Guardian
June 13, 2011, 10am PDT
Chuck Wolfe focuses on the role of the urban corner, terming it "the central place of urban life".
The Huffington Post