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Garden cities have been making news lately thanks to a new book by architect Robert A.M. Stern, but a design competition and policy declarations in the United Kingdom have put some serious skin in the game.
Jun 4, 2014   BBC News
Twenty English cities are joining an existing eight in the government's "city deal" program, which gives local governments expanded planning and financial powers.
Feb 21, 2013   BBC News
Based on a range of data, including 19 different components, a new study examining cities located on river deltas has determined that Shanghai is the most vulnerable to major flooding.
Aug 25, 2012   BBC News
A $14.6 billion package of rail improvement projects, called the "biggest modernisation of our railways since the Victorian era," has been announced by the UK's governing coalition.
Jul 16, 2012   BBC News
<em>BBC News</em> reports on recent moves to reform and simplify England's nationwide planning policy framework, which is used to guide planning at the local level.
Mar 28, 2012   BBC News
Peter Day visits Ordos, a largely empty new city in Inner Mongolia, and sees evidence that the great Chinese building boom, which did so much to fuel the country's astonishing economic growth, is over.
Mar 18, 2012   BBC News
Current wind farm technology requires a lot of space between blades. A new report proposes that "counter-rotating vertical-axis wind turbines" would draw power more efficiently on less land.
Aug 15, 2011   BBC News
A preliminary deal has been signed to construct a high-speed rail linking Baghdad to a southeastern city Basra.
Jun 26, 2011   BBC News
The BBC reports that there is a surge in urban beekeeping in Paris, with 400 hives and growing within the city limits.
Sep 7, 2010   BBC News
A bet in the town of Laguna Nigel, CA lead to a 30-year tradition of dropping trou and letting it all hang out for passing Amtrak trains.
Jul 16, 2010   BBC News
BBC News reports on a development touting itself as an 'urban village' that hopes to rejuvenate run-down High Street in Swansea, U.K. It features a series of courtyards with shops, offices, restaurants and apartments.
Apr 14, 2010   BBC News