October 8, 2006, 5am PDT
Plans for a new futuristic mode of transport blends maglev technology with an ordinary bus.
October 7, 2006, 9am PDT
Chongming, a remote island north of Shanghai, is set to become a showcase of sustainable development, but doubts remain about the viability of the plan.
September 6, 2006, 2pm PDT
Congestion and gas prices are creating a boom for light rail and buses across the nation. Cities are using technology and imaginative enticements to counter Americans' reluctance to abandon their cars.
August 3, 2006, 8am PDT
Backed by government support, Britain's land use laws are bringing new urbanism to the mainstream.
July 24, 2006, 12pm PDT
Nevada is experiencing an influx of new retirees and trying to cope with the surge of sexagenarians.
May 8, 2006, 11am PDT
How London has changed in the past 108 years -- and how it hasn't. Comparing the results of an 1898 study with today's census figures reveal much about the social makeup of neighborhoods.
October 26, 2005, 11am PDT
Political leaders in China are hard at work devising incentives to make local leaders more environmentally conscious with development projects.
September 27, 2005, 5am PDT
Experts predict an 80% chance of a major earthquake (seven or higher on the Richter scale) in Los Angeles that would kill up to 18,000 people. California looks better-prepared that Louisiana, but is it?
August 25, 2005, 9am PDT
In the wake of the recent Supreme Court decision on eminient domain, more and more Americans are concerned about their property rights.
August 19, 2005, 5am PDT
Miami's real estate market is red hot with 65,000 condos in some stage of development. Is this a bubble, or is Miami truly densifying?
July 10, 2005, 5am PDT
Despite safety issues and questions about future profits, climate change is causing western governments to take a fresh look at nuclear power.
June 23, 2005, 1pm PDT
Never before have housing prices risen so fast, for so long, in so many countries, according to new research by the Economist.
June 17, 2005, 10am PDT
How the current housing boom ends could decide the course of the entire world economy over the next few years.
June 6, 2005, 8am PDT
Already heavily polluted, China's cities face a troubling picture of many more cars on the roads in coming years.
May 5, 2005, 6am PDT
The oil industry faces significant challenges in the future.
March 18, 2005, 1pm PST
Zoning restrictions can help to explain why house prices continue to rise.
March 16, 2005, 6am PST
Most expensive property prices in mainland China are in areas surrounding Xintiandi, where traditional Shanghai art deco features have been preserved.
February 2, 2005, 12pm PST
Can the mayor of São Paulo, South America's biggest city, steer it to a better future?
December 6, 2004, 6am PST
"New buildings use design and technology to reduce environmental impact, cut costs and provide better places to work."
November 9, 2004, 8am PST
New York would simply not be the bustling, crowded, city that it is without its subway system.