October 9, 2013, 5am PDT
Planners in Copenhagen are bringing new meaning to the concept of long-term planning. A 10-person team is focused solely on envisioning how the city will adapt to the next 90 years of climate change.
July 17, 2012, 11am PDT
Speaking at a recent Urban Land Institute series organized to discuss Vancouver in 2050, three of the city's former planning directors expressed grave concerns over the city's ability to adequately handle its future growth, reports Jeff Lee.
July 28, 2011, 12pm PDT
A downtown plan created a vision for development in San Francisco, but couldn't guide the social and cultural changes the city would see over the past 25 years.
July 1, 2011, 9am PDT
Abu Dhabi has released a new 20-year plan. It planners argue that it will be flexible enough to withstand changes in the global economy, should they come.
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.
April 20, 2010, 10am PDT
As Shanghai prepares to host the World Expo beginning next month, the aftertaste of over-investment in Beijing's 2008 Summer Olympics and that event's now-empty venues is causing some to question the wisdom of the Expo and its long-term impact.
February 28, 2010, 9am PST
Much of the land use plan is focused on what will not be used -- areas set aside as urban preserves.
March 10, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>This editorial argues that cities should build transit the way they used to build cathedrals: with a long-term mindset from the start.</p>