July 26, 2010, 7am PDT
A new exhibit in Germany looks at a variety of unrealized and unbuilt plans for Berlin created by 100 different architects and planners.
July 12, 2010, 12pm PDT
Michael Jackson fans in Prague want to build a statue commemorating the musician in the same park that once housed the world's biggest bust of Joseph Stalin. Some locals aren't happy about the plan.
May 31, 2010, 11am PDT
Emigration is up and the birth rate is dropping in Germany, where people are starting to worry about what a shrinking and aging population will mean for the country's future.
April 19, 2010, 6am PDT
Small German towns that had sold off their energy utilities to large corporations in the 1990s are trying to buy them back. They want to be back in on the lucrative energy market, but have large and formidable opponents.
February 8, 2010, 7am PST
Environmentalists in Russia are fuming over plans to construct a resort in the middle of a nature preserve near the 2014 Winter Olympics host city of Sochi.
January 9, 2010, 9am PST
A new manifesto is being circulated in Hamburg, Germany, where city officials have used the concept of the "creative class" to rebrand the city and lure in creative people. The resulting gentrification of the city has many locals upset.
December 17, 2009, 7am PST
Architect Daniel Libeskind, designer of part of the new Las Vegas megaproject CityCenter, says now is the right time to be building big and bold projects.
October 25, 2009, 9am PDT
The Danish island of Samso is the poster child of clean energy. Its residents generate more energy than they consume. Now the Danish government wants to export that model back to the mainland.
September 26, 2009, 9am PDT
Urban sports like bike polo and urban golf are taking off in Germany, and are beginning to bring life back to formerly uninhabited concrete spaces.
September 11, 2009, 9am PDT
A new rail system has opened in Dubai, becoming the world's longest fully automated, driverless metro system. But some wonder whether the system will see much use in the oil-rich Emirate.
August 28, 2009, 7am PDT
A Dutch hydrological engineer has developed a new way to measure the environmental impact of humans: the "water footprint".
August 13, 2009, 9am PDT
Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe has announced a plan to initiate a citywide car-sharing system, building on the success of the city's popular bike sharing program.
August 3, 2009, 6am PDT
Through the use of infrared aerial photography, the lost ancient Roman city of Altinum has been found.
March 9, 2009, 8am PDT
The economic recession is hard to notice in Berlin. The German capital has struggled economically for years and continues to.
February 17, 2009, 11am PST
Banks and financial institutions are making the foreclosure crisis worse, as lobbying efforts seek to block bankruptcy courts from gaining more power to reduce debt, according to this article from <em>Der Spiegel</em>.
January 30, 2009, 5am PST
Traffic is a nightmare in Cali, Colombia, the Latin American country's third-largest city. But a massive redesign is taking place, with German transit efficiency guiding the way.
January 23, 2009, 9am PST
A massive WWII-era airfield in Berlin has been closed down, but city officials are looking for ways to take advantage of the large space. New ideas abound -- from a proposal for a "red light" district to plans for an artificial mountain.
September 5, 2008, 2pm PDT
Stinky trains may become a thing of the past in Berlin, where officials are sniff-testing new fragrances to mask the odors of public transit.
September 1, 2008, 11am PDT
For the first time in recorded history, the Northwest and the Northeast passages are free enough of ice to be navigable. Shipping companies welcome this effect of global climate change.
July 18, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Incidents of violence and vandalism highlight a rising tide of local opposition to teh construction of new mosques in Germany.</p>