October 29, 2011, 5am PDT
The Milan apartment building will feature a tree on each balcony, at only 5% of the construction costs. Christopher Woodward takes us deeper into the project and others in the "living architecture" movement.
March 3, 2011, 6am PST
As floods increase and the tourist-focus of the city pervades, Venice, Italy is losing much of its charm -- and its native population.
February 3, 2011, 9am PST
The small town of Perugia, Italy has left its traffic worries behind by implementing various driving restrictions and transportation solutions like escalators and a "minimetro".
January 18, 2011, 10am PST
Rome has instituted a new tax on tourists aimed at building a fund to restore its crumbling infrastructure. But some worry it will drive tourists away.
July 9, 2010, 5am PDT
Rome, a city steeped in history, is struggling to retain and protect its historical identity as the city modernizes and expands.
September 13, 2009, 11am PDT
Plans to construct a new cargo port near Venice has some conservationists up in arms. They say the plans would exacerbate rising water levels and further endanger the flood-prone ancient city.
August 3, 2009, 6am PDT
Through the use of infrared aerial photography, the lost ancient Roman city of Altinum has been found.
May 7, 2009, 5am PDT
A new mapping project is creating a comprehensive 3D image of the catacombs beneath Rome.
March 27, 2009, 12pm PDT
This piece from the New York Times looks at a program in Italy the encourages children to walk to school.
February 24, 2009, 8am PST
Residents in Venice, Italy, are upset over a plan by the city to accept a $2.7 million subsidy from Coca Cola in exchange for placement of soda machines throughout the historic city.
January 21, 2009, 2pm PST
Coriandoline, a housing development in Correggio, Italy, is the first to have been designed primarily by children. The award-winning neighborhood boasts themed houses and "built-in playability."
Radio Netherlands Worldwide
January 5, 2009, 9am PST
Chinese designers are flocking to Prato, Italy and forging a new sort of Chinatown that look more like modern-day China.
Chicago Tribune <http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-090102-italy-china>
September 18, 2008, 11am PDT
In Salemi, Italy, 3000 villas ravaged in a 1968 earthquake are now on the market for about U.S.$1.41. However, interested buyers must adhere to a number of stipulations, including a two-year deadline for development.
September 5, 2008, 6am PDT
Corrupt and inconsistent mob-controlled garbage collection in Naples, Italy, has left the city swimming in uncollected trash and with little hope of a resolution.
August 28, 2008, 8am PDT
The first new bridge over Venice's Grand Canal in 70 years will open next month, but no no fanfare and without ceremony. Locals are calling off events to protest the bridge's many delays and cost overruns.
June 20, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>An Italian city planner visits San Diego to analyze sprawl-fighting techniques first-hand.</p>
The San Diego Union-Tribune
March 26, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Operation "Rialto" will lift some Venice buildings up to 3.3 feet in an effort to avoid the negative implications of sea level rise.</p>