June 23, 2015, 5am PDT
It might surprise many that London does not offer overnight service on its subway system—while cities like New York, Chicago, Berlin, and Sydney do. That will change in September, however.
May 21, 2015, 2pm PDT
After a splashy project recently hit its crowdfunding goals, one write dares to suggest that such fund raising methods might not be the best idea.
The Guardian Cities
May 14, 2015, 11am PDT
As the world's cities grow ever larger, local governments constantly ask themselves which is better: amalgamating into one metro-wide government, or maintaining autonomy among fragmented jurisdictions? The answer remains unclear.
The Guardian
May 8, 2015, 10am PDT
Many cities in Europe are rediscovering their pre-automobile roots, using new technologies like ride-sharing and congestion pricing and old-fashioned ones like demolishing parking lots and dense development. Car ownership is dropping precipitously.
The Guardian
April 12, 2015, 7am PDT
As urban centers start making better sense for a digital economy, NIMBY policies might be worth re-examining. In addition to driving up the cost of housing, they may compound inefficiencies and slow down the economy.
The Economist
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.
March 17, 2015, 8am PDT
Research suggests that transit subsidies produce minimal social value when combined with congestion pricing and dedicated bus lanes.
London School of Economics and Political Science - American Politics and Policy Blog
March 15, 2015, 5am PDT
According to new research, London's congestion pricing program has improved traffic safety both in the cordoned city center and in the free adjacent areas. Although traffic is moving faster, fatalities have been reduced.
The Guardian
March 9, 2015, 6am PDT
There is increased call for inclusion and diversity in architecture. This London exhibition profiles five female architects and urban designers at the forefront of their profession.
The Guardian Cities
February 16, 2015, 1pm PST
Although London Mayor Boris Johnson's housing policies are mush less ambitious than his predecessor's, many parts of the city still lag well behind targets for affordable housing—even amidst an infamously cost-prohibitive real estate market.
January 12, 2015, 1pm PST
The atlantalarry blog shares news of a study in the Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence journal that used gelocalized tweets to map out nightlife areas in Madrid, London, and Manhattan.
January 7, 2015, 7am PST
The city of London has completed a long and remarkable comeback to the population level set as its standard back in 1939.
December 30, 2014, 6am PST
Oliver Wainwright pens a wishlist of urban policies for 2015—the list focuses on issues of housing and development.
Guardian Cities
November 20, 2014, 1pm PST
The approval process is revealing more details about a garden bridge designed by Thomas Heatherwick in London—what has emerged is less a park than a tourist attraction.
The Guardian
October 29, 2014, 5am PDT
A recent protest movement to reuse London’s Parliament Square as a space for political discourse has been met with oppressive policing.
September 4, 2014, 8am PDT
With London's proposed SkyCycle and Copenhagen's successful Cykelslangen, are elevated cycletracks a viable transportation solution?
ASLA The Dirt
August 30, 2014, 5am PDT
In the midst of a building boom and expecting another 1.4 million residents to live in the city by 2031, London is embroiled in a debate about how it should meet housing demands.
New York Times
August 7, 2014, 2pm PDT
Following a close call on his bike, a writer questions the perverted logic of safety campaign slogans that share, equally, the onus for traffic safety between cars and bikes.
The Invisible Visible Man
July 30, 2014, 9am PDT
In response to a recent polemic by Witold Rybczynski against the global proliferation of iconic but disconnected projects by starchitects, the New York Times hosts a debate that addresses the question: Are superstar architects ruining city skylines?
New York Times
July 14, 2014, 8am PDT
Like cities in the United States—most notably, New York City—London is working to improve walkability while reducing pedestrian fatalities. The policy that will direct London in these efforts, the Pedestrian Safety Action Plan, is still taking shape.
Living Streets