September 30, 2011, 5am PDT
This Big City readers offer their ideas, from infrastructure-related to marketing, to encourage cycling among more casual riders in London.
September 28, 2011, 9am PDT
Joe Peach compares the approach to mollifying congestion in five world cities, with contrasting results.
September 12, 2011, 6am PDT
Heritage Toronto was lacking a budget to make new historic plaques, so heritage buff David Wencer arranged a "Twitterthon" to call attention to the 250 plaques that already exist.
September 7, 2011, 1pm PDT
This Big City team looks at "small places of anarchy" in Toyko that has taken root in DIY Gardening, Collaborative Mental Mapping and FIXing the Neighborhood.
August 30, 2011, 1pm PDT
New government efforts in South Africa are trying to improve mobility for those who rely on public transportation, walking and biking.
August 11, 2011, 8am PDT
Philadelphia is embarking on a $2 billion, 25-year project to improve the way it absorbs and processes stormwater.
July 8, 2011, 8am PDT
Developers in Sweden plan to use the several aquifers already located underneath Stockholm's streets to heat and cool the buildings located above them.
May 29, 2011, 9am PDT
Kasey Klimes says that the hype around bicycles isn't just sustainability, or health. It's that bicycles connect people to their neighborhoods and their communities in a more meaningful way.
May 6, 2011, 5am PDT
This post from <em>This Big City</em> looks at how transportation needs to evolve, and some of the ways it could in the near future.
April 26, 2011, 1pm PDT
A new study shows that improving streets with widened sidewalks, better lighting and other walkability measures can increase the nearby home value as much as $50,000.
April 18, 2011, 2pm PDT
New pedestrian signs installed throughout London aim to encourage more people to walk by providing them with information on walking times and local attractions.
April 7, 2011, 8am PDT
According to Joe Peach of <em>This Big City</em>, London public transit finally got something right with its cycle hire scheme, now known as "Boris Bikes."
March 24, 2011, 10am PDT
Through a rule that allows landlords to financially benefit from allowing charities and non-profits to use their spaces, empty office buildings in the UK are being utilized by groups for a variety of projects, including an art exhibition.
February 28, 2011, 1pm PST
In preparation for the 2012 Olympics, the City of London has announced its plans to introduce a revolutionary ticketing system to allow easier access to its public transit network.
January 15, 2011, 11am PST
Tao Rugkhapan reports on the etiology traffic accidents which are becoming all to common in Bangkok as vehicle speeds increase along with lane tolerances and the number of elevated expressways.
November 21, 2010, 1pm PST
Shopping malls are scattered all over Bangkok. On one hand they create a distinct urban setting in the city, but they also fall far short of creating actual community, according to this post.
November 15, 2010, 10am PST
Joe Peach explains the technology behind five materials that will dramatically increase sustainability in the building industry. Among the list are wool bricks which are stronger, greater insulators and don't require firing to set.
August 31, 2010, 10am PDT
<em>This Big City</em> takes a ride on one of London's new bicycle Superhighways, and finds some room for improvement.
May 11, 2010, 11am PDT
Are street artists inspired by the desire to improve their environment, or to comment on the banality of it?
January 10, 2010, 1pm PST
Is twelve feet square enough room to live in? Designer James Stuart thinks so, and is practicing what he preaches in his own 12' cube house in Canada.