London

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.
2 days ago   The Guardian
Revisiting a collected effort to reshape one of the world's most famous cities after a catastrophic disaster.
Jan 26, 2016   The Guardian Cities
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.
Jan 22, 2016   Nesta
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.
Jan 22, 2016   NPR
Blog Post
Participatory mapping has become an increasingly popular planning tool. Maps have become every more prevalent in the daily lives of our residents, who use mobile mapping technology to guide them to a local restaurant, provide the fastest commute time, and explore new recreational opportunities. Blog Post
Jan 18, 2016   By Jennifer Evans-Cowley
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.
Dec 15, 2015   The New York Times
London is the stage for one of the problems that arises when encountered with a dearth of accommodations for housing and offices.
Dec 9, 2015   Centre for Cities
London Mayor Boris Johnson has tabled strict air-pollution controls until 2020 despite evidence of increasing pollution levels in the city's center.
Nov 10, 2015   The New York Times
A proposed extension of a 2013 law allowing commercial conversion to residential uses is threatening to "accelerate the hollowing out" of London.
Oct 28, 2015   The Guardian
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?
Oct 14, 2015   Citymetric
Recent controversies over high-priced restaurants and cafes in formerly working class neighborhoods reveal the deep connections between food and cultural identity.
Oct 6, 2015   Pacific Standard