November 15, 2011, 7am PST
Foster + Partners reveal a utopian transit master plan so massive that it requires us to consider it "on a level that transcends appearance." The design seeks to streamline connections to the rest of the world through subterranean engineering.
October 23, 2011, 5am PDT
Olympic Planners have just ten months left to prepare for an anticipated 15 million trips a day during the event in an already congested city. So far, about 6.5 billion pounds ($10.2 billion) has been invested.
October 17, 2011, 7am PDT
How is the City of London incentivizing bike and ped commuters for helping improve the air? There's an App for that.
September 26, 2011, 10am PDT
In order to lighten the footprint of the 2012 Olympics, Britain's architects and event planners are aiming to "reduce, reuse and recycle" venues so that they can be repurposed or taken down when the games are over.
September 25, 2011, 11am PDT
Aurash Khawarzad looks at three projects that turned crude into gold, as old gas stations are quickly updated into a movie theater, a cafe and a restaurant.
September 5, 2011, 5am PDT
The benefits of building a new $52-million HSR that connects London to northern England are plausible but not persuasive, says The Economist.
August 26, 2011, 5am PDT
The success of the 2012 Olympics in London likely won't be evident until after the event, which is seeking to repurpose a down-and-out part of town into a new neighborhood.
August 25, 2011, 10am PDT
<em>Intelligent Life</em> magazine asks what city would be the capital of the world.
August 20, 2011, 5am PDT
Leading up to the 2012 Olympics, a group in London is taking advantage of stalled building projects to create 2,012 public gardens in the city before the sporting event.
August 10, 2011, 12pm PDT
Five architects dissect the role the built environment plays in the riots. Joseph Rykwert says cities incite riots, while Robert Tavernor says that the riots are "a sobering reminder that cities are for people, that people make cities."
August 10, 2011, 11am PDT
This interactive map from <em>The Guardian</em> overlays recent incidences of rioting in greater London with levels of poverty.
August 9, 2011, 1pm PDT
London's King's Cross train station's western concourse showcases a 140-meter wide canopy, the largest single-span station structure in Europe. New technology like solar cells and old infrastructure blend together to enhance the station.
August 1, 2011, 12pm PDT
London's preparations for next summer's Olympic Games have been widespread, but the event's economic returns are harder to see.
July 31, 2011, 5am PDT
With an eye to the future, the planners of London's Olympics have built the Olympics venues in a depressed part of town. They're hoping their work will turn the area around.
July 30, 2011, 11am PDT
London Evening Standard columnist Kieran Long takes a tour through London's Olympic Park and finds a new public space that will likely show its importance long after the games are over.
July 11, 2011, 8am PDT
U. of Toronto economist Matthew Turner discusses his study that shows that building more traffic lanes attracts more traffic. Likewise, providing more transit may lure motorists out of their cars, but those motorists are replaced.
NPR:All Things Considered
July 9, 2011, 7am PDT
In a new book, author Iain Sinclair argues against the Olympic redevelopment of London's East End, and argues that the legacy goals its planners are pushing largely already exist.
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.
June 14, 2011, 7am PDT
As London prepares to host the 2012 Summer Olympics, plans for a temporary basketball stadium that can be removed after the event are offering a new way to look at the event and its potential for creating venues with no long-term usability.
May 25, 2011, 8am PDT
The 2012 Olympics are hoped to create a big economic boost for host city London. The event's long-term impacts on the environment, though, are still hard for organizers to predict.