England

April 29, 2016, 5am PDT
Historic London collects panoramic views of modern London streets with historic photos transposed over them. Most of the views date from the first two decades of the 20th century.
Historic London
March 28, 2015, 9am PDT
Architects at NBBJ in London have designed a building—two buildings rather—that work together to cancel out the shadows they cast.
Wired
November 7, 2013, 10am PST
A fleet of 100 self-driving pod cars are set to appear on the streets of the English town of Milton Keynes by 2015.
The Daily Mail
Blog post
October 23, 2013, 3pm PDT
Exceptionalism is a word often associated with the U.S., most often with foreign policy. Sonia Hirt of VPI argues that since its inception American zoning has also taken a unique form compared to European counterparts.
JPER
September 9, 2013, 9am PDT
With increasing fares, delays and an "awful" service on Sundays, the British Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin isn't the only commuter unhappy with the service and admits that the expediency of HS2 was exaggerated.
The Telegraph
July 8, 2013, 6am PDT
Mitchell Silver's passionate defense of planning has earned admirers in England, where "a deflated planning profession is on the defensive". Peter Hetherington looks at Silver's advice for how English planners can show their value to skeptics.
The Guardian
Blog post
August 22, 2012, 9pm PDT

This morning over at Atlantic Cities, Richard Florida aptly refuted an opinion piece by Kevin Meagher that appeared in the Guardian last week advocating for doing away with the position of Mayor in London. Florida lays out several strong arguments in favor of a strong elected mayor who can act as an advocate for his or her city.

Jess Zimbabwe
August 18, 2012, 11am PDT
Kevin Meagher argues why the office of Mayor of London, "an astounding success" since its creation just 12 years ago, is bad for the rest of England, and should be abolished.
The Guardian
July 23, 2012, 9am PDT
Census results released last week offered some astonishing findings - each of England's big cities is growing, after shedding people only a decade ago. The Economist looks at the phenomenon and the factors that have contributed to the resurgence.
The Economist
February 27, 2012, 12pm PST
Eric Jaffe reports on a new study that aims to conclusively answer the question of whether bike paths and bike lanes actually promote more bike riders.
The Atlantic Cities
September 1, 2011, 12pm PDT
Changes to the planning system in England have locals and environmental groups up in arms.
Guardian
December 29, 2010, 2pm PST
Garrett Bradford of TheCityFix reviews some of the most innovative and sustainable transit systems from around the globe that made their debut over the last twelve months.
TheCityFix
August 20, 2009, 10am PDT
With nearly 20,000 retail outlets shutting down so far this year in England, the future of towns' high streets looks shaky. But some say reviving these main streets is as simple as converting empty shops into housing units.
Building
July 16, 2009, 12pm PDT
The UK government recently announced the sites of four new planned "eco-towns". But local opposition to the projects remains high.
The Christian Science Monitor
January 19, 2009, 6am PST
Recently approved plans to build a third runway at Heathrow International Airport mean the village of Sipson will be completely paved over. As a result, villagers have become activists, and they discuss their efforts in this video.
Guardian
January 11, 2009, 11am PST
As Liverpool ends its year as the European Union's "Capital of Culture", the city is vastly different and better than it was just a year ago, according to this column.
Financial Times
October 30, 2008, 6am PDT
The UK's "eco-towns" are feeling the hurt of the current economic situation, with only one or two likely to move ahead.
Guardian
August 21, 2008, 7am PDT
Calling it a violation of public spaces, a new report from a civil liberties group in the UK has criticized the banning of public drinking in more than 600 places in England and Wales.
Telegraph
Blog post
March 21, 2008, 5pm PDT
We all know there's a lot of planning going on around the world. Much of it is poor, short-sighted and generally just no good. But there are also some really great ideas being developed and adopted, and they should be considered by cities and communities all over the world as instructive examples of good planning. Here are what I think are some of the best ideas in urban planning from the last week.
Nate Berg