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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.
April 25, 2016, 11am PDT
A team of researchers in London believes it can predict future gentrification. The model is built on evidence of social diversity, which is often thought of as a positive outcome.
April 8, 2016, 5am PDT
A pair of very different stories offers insight into the urban lives of animals.
March 29, 2016, 6am PDT
A new report from Transport for London details the drastic growth of bike travel in one of the world's most famous and powerful cities.
February 15, 2016, 9am PST
From Motown to grunge, techno to hip hop, modern music came to life in garages, living rooms, churches, and warehouses. Urban design has been instrumental to what we listen to every day.
February 15, 2016, 5am PST
The number of commuters taking to bicycle in the city have tripled since 2000, while commuting by car has been cut in half.
The Architect's Newspaper
February 12, 2016, 5am PST
A new book, "London Rising," collects photos taken in not-quite-legal fashion from the tops of London's tallest buildings and structures.
February 6, 2016, 11am PST
London's mayor has proposed a solution to tackle the city's congestion and an expected population increase of 20 percent by 2030: build a system of tunnels to alleviate automobile traffic.
January 26, 2016, 6am PST
Revisiting a collected effort to reshape one of the world's most famous cities after a catastrophic disaster.
January 22, 2016, 2pm PST
Public food markets can be key centers of urban commerce and social life. Late last year, a brainstorming event in London considered how they might evolve to accommodate modern lifestyles and technologies.
January 22, 2016, 9am PST
Reporting from the world's most polluted capital, Julie McCarthy speaks with Ari Shapiro on NPR's "All Things Considered." McCarthy talks glowingly about how successful the two-week trial went in reducing pollution and congestion even more so.
January 18, 2016, 10am PST
Participatory mapping has become an increasingly popular planning tool. The examples that follow highlight how communities are using participatory mapping.
December 15, 2015, 9am PST
Rail travelers are not subject to the same degree of security measures as air travelers according to security experts, reports Ron Nixon for The New York Times. Yet far more travel by rail than plane, and rail has been a terrorist target abroad.
December 9, 2015, 7am PST
London is the stage for one of the problems that arises when encountered with a dearth of accommodations for housing and offices.
November 10, 2015, 5am PST
London Mayor Boris Johnson has tabled strict air-pollution controls until 2020 despite evidence of increasing pollution levels in the city's center.
October 28, 2015, 6am PDT
A proposed extension of a 2013 law allowing commercial conversion to residential uses is threatening to "accelerate the hollowing out" of London.
October 14, 2015, 10am PDT
With market pressures pushing landowners in London to build pricey new flats, local music venues are getting the boot; but does this make sense economically?
October 6, 2015, 12pm PDT
Recent controversies over high-priced restaurants and cafes in formerly working class neighborhoods reveal the deep connections between food and cultural identity.
September 26, 2015, 1pm PDT
An op-ed in The Globe and Mail expresses animosity for the wave of skyscraper construction in old world cities like London.
September 17, 2015, 2pm PDT
Cities like London are losing their creative edge because the small music venues that foster it are being pushed out.