May 19, 2011, 1pm PDT
Just as Witold Rybczynski declares New York's High Line un-copyable, St. Louis announces plans for a linear park on top of an old railroad trestle
St. Louis Post Dispatch
May 19, 2011, 8am PDT
Transportation is increasingly seen as a major concern as London prepares to host the 2012 Summer Olympics. As crowds fill the city, many wonder whether it will be able to handle the load and keep everyone moving.
The Guardian
May 19, 2011, 7am PDT
The <em>Urban Guide for Alternate Use</em> points to a campaign by a group called Varsity of Maneuvers that reuses street poles for pole dancing.
Urban Guide for Alternate Use
May 19, 2011, 5am PDT
While cities throughout California and the rest of the nation struggle to afford even their most basic services, L.A. County's moving ahead with more than $4 billion in transportation projects.
Los Angeles Times
May 18, 2011, 2pm PDT
The U.S. is falling behind other nations in keeping up its transportation systems and infrastructure, according to a new report from the Urban Land Institute.
The Washington Post
May 18, 2011, 10am PDT
Portland Mayor Sam Adams has pledged to increase the amount of money dedicated to bicycle planning and bicycle infrastructure from 4% to 17% in the city's next budget.
The Oregonian
May 18, 2011, 9am PDT
Doha wants to have a fully functioning metro rail system in place by the time Qatar hosts the 2022 World Cup, but the tight deadline of the event has some officials worried the system won't be complete in time.
Gulf Times
May 18, 2011, 8am PDT
Projections of water shortages and predicted changes in the climate mean bad news for water users in the American West.
May 17, 2011, 5am PDT
Your streets could be killing you -- or at least making it harder for emergency services to reach you in times of need.
Medill National Security Zone
May 16, 2011, 9am PDT
Copper demand is on the rise all over the planet. As this post from <em>InfraNet Lab</em> points out, the U.S. has rich deposits -- in its telephone networks.
InfraNet Lab
May 16, 2011, 5am PDT
New speed limit signs will alert drivers that they are going to fast by showing them an image of a skeleton -- an image intended to warn drivers that their speeding could kill.
Transportation Nation
May 15, 2011, 11am PDT
Plans to build a parkway around Houston will help ease traffic and spur growth in the region, but it will also run right through a key stopover point for millions of migrating birds.
Next American City
May 14, 2011, 1pm PDT
An increasing amount of architecture projects in the U.S. are taking regional concerns like water and energy production into consideration.
May 14, 2011, 11am PDT
A new sewage plant has opened in New York that hopes to reduce the amount of sewage overflow when storms overwhelm the city's combined sewage and stormwater system.
The New York Times
May 14, 2011, 9am PDT
Officials in London are considering a plan to build a 1-kilometer floating walkway on the Thames River in time for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
May 13, 2011, 10am PDT
An extensive profile of the recovering Iceland paints a picture of a place that is overthrowing its boom-time banker's persona and rebuilding on the unique strengths of its culture.
The New York Times
May 13, 2011, 9am PDT
A plan approved to build a $7 billion dam in Chile has some worried about the loss of land, but others excited about looming economic opportunities.
The Washington Post
May 12, 2011, 12pm PDT
25 years after the publication of Cadillac Desert, scientists have scrutinized the predictions of the hallmark history of water in the Western U.S. and find that its dire warnings are not far off.
May 11, 2011, 12pm PDT
Eager to see the national train system (the Deutsche Bahn) regain its prestige and reputation for efficiency, the state-owned rail operator has pledged to invest 6 billion euros to acquire 300 of the most advanced high-speed trains in the world.
Sustainable Cities Collective
May 11, 2011, 11am PDT
An article in <em>The Architect's Newspaper</em> describes post-Katrina redevelopment plans and calls the city a lab for architecture and planning.
The Architect's Newspaper