May 11, 2016, 6am PDT
Newly elected Mayor Sadiq Khan created a housing manifesto while on the campaign trail. Its support of affordable housing development would be unique on this side of the pond.
December 4, 2013, 12pm PST
If you think your city is doing all it can to make its public spaces pleasant for all residents, think again. From “pig’s ears” to the "Camden Bench", Frank Swain explores the "secret tricks" cities use to make spaces uncomfortable and unattractive.
July 31, 2013, 1pm PDT
A new study has quantified how Baron Georges-Eugene Haussmann's plans changed the form and function of Paris - a topic that had previously been open to the subjective analysis of urban theorists. The results might surprise you.
June 22, 2013, 5am PDT
Record flooding along the two rivers that flow through central Calgary, the Bow and Elbow, have forced the evacuation of the city's downtown and forced at least 75,000 residents to seek higher ground.
February 24, 2013, 11am PST
Tom Stafford opines on the reasons why cyclists enrage car drivers. He argues that "motorists hate cyclists because they think they offend the moral order."
January 26, 2013, 1pm PST
A new documentary series on the BBC captures the scintillating stories of the planning world by following the work of Council Planning Officers across the UK. Meet "The Planners."
January 16, 2013, 8am PST
Over the next few decades, half of global economic growth is predicted to come from the slums of developing world cities. Gaia Vince believes the key to the coming urban revolution is how these shantytowns evolve.
July 25, 2012, 7am PDT
The BBC has provided an infographic timeline indicating when scientists and researchers predict valuable resources and ecosystems will disappear, urging planners and officials to address the dangers of current population and consumption levels.
October 13, 2011, 1pm PDT
In 2001, Eero Saarinen's famed TWA Terminal in John F. Kennedy International Airport closed after American Airlines bought the airline out. Completed in 1962, this terminal is now rarely accessible by the public.
September 6, 2011, 1pm PDT
Bolivia took two million cars off the street in nine cities during the "National Day of the Pedestrian." The event arrived when President Evo Morales' government plans to build a highway through the Amazon rainforest, the BBC reports.
August 16, 2011, 12pm PDT
Paul Mason takes a tour of Manila's 10-year-old Estero de San Miguel slum to test the theory that slums have upsides and finds that understanding the question's realities is as important as trying to find the answer.
August 2, 2011, 2pm PDT
Despite wildlife declines caused by factors such as Britain's urban sprawl, researchers suspect that cities are better habitats for pollinating insects because they have a greater number and diversity of flowers, reports Rebecca Morelle for BBC.
May 19, 2011, 12pm PDT
This interactive map from the <em>BBC</em> tracks growth and urbanization in global cities from 1955 up through 2015.
May 14, 2011, 9am PDT
Officials in London are considering a plan to build a 1-kilometer floating walkway on the Thames River in time for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
January 6, 2011, 11am PST
This video from the <em>BBC</em> takes a tour of a new winter festival in China in which a city of sculptures has been created out of ice.
November 4, 2010, 7am PDT
A six month trial will bring Wi-Fi Internet access into test locations within the London tube system, part of an effort by the city to bring Internet access to the entire system in time for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
October 20, 2010, 8am PDT
Historic architecture is rapidly being replaced by cookie-cutter high-rises in Cairo, much to the displeasure of local architects and historians.
October 5, 2010, 6am PDT
The <em>BBC</em> tries out a new bike route connecting London to Paris and finds room for improvement.
October 1, 2010, 5am PDT
The <em>BBC</em> talks with some of the people involved with counting pedestrians in New York City's Times Square. Since being closed off to cars, foot traffic has greatly increased.
August 24, 2010, 7am PDT
A major route in China has been slammed with a major traffic jam, spanning more than 60 miles and lasting for more than a week.