March 31, 2016, 12pm PDT
As of Saturday, Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island, was connected to Tokyo by the newest addition to Japan's iconic Shinkansen bullet trains. The 513-mile route includes 33.4 miles in "the world's deepest operational main-line rail tunnel."
September 9, 2013, 9am PDT
With increasing fares, delays and an "awful" service on Sundays, the British Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin isn't the only commuter unhappy with the service and admits that the expediency of HS2 was exaggerated.
August 28, 2013, 6am PDT
Far from applying the government's policy of brownfield first, the number of new houses planned for greenfield sites has doubled since reform of the planning system in England reduced protection for greenbelt land.
June 16, 2013, 1pm PDT
The Telegraph compiles a list of the fastest train trips in the world, from the 90 minute journey from Brussels to Paris at 186 miles per hour to Shanghai's 268 mile per hour maglev train. A new service is poised to join them.
February 18, 2013, 9am PST
With women making up only 21 percent of the Britain's registered architects, a percentage far lower than other professions, "insidious" discrimination is common in the field, writes Andrew Hough. Is this harming the nation's built environment?
July 19, 2012, 6am PDT
Over the past year and a half more than 40 street poles have suffered damages, Paul Chapman reports, as Aukland prostitutes employ the poles for exotic dances.
April 6, 2012, 7am PDT
<em>The Telegraph</em> takes a shot at identifying the 21 ugliest buildings ever designed and built. Some of their choices will no doubt surprise you, including one that hasn't even been completed.
March 22, 2012, 2pm PDT
Dr. Matthew Green surveys the rich 360-year history of London's politically provocative and intellectually charged coffeehouses, which "inspired brilliant ideas and discoveries that would make Britain the envy of the world."
March 20, 2012, 8am PDT
Malcolm Moore reports on Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco City, the world's largest eco-city, where residents will be guinea pigs as planners experiment with the city around them.
February 9, 2012, 9am PST
In most cases, traffic signals are used to stop vehicles succumbing to Newton's law of motion, but a new decree in Paris will change that. Eighteen intersections are now subject to newly relaxed rules that allow cyclists to continue at red lights.
January 27, 2012, 2pm PST
A new theme park dedicated to all things Napoleon has been proposed for the area south of Paris by former French minister and history buff Yves Jégo, and is being touted as a rival to Disneyland, reports Henry Samuel.
January 17, 2012, 1pm PST
On Tuesday, China's National Bureau of Statistics announced that China has, for the first time ever, more urban than rural dwellers.
October 27, 2011, 9am PDT
Internet server farms suck up enormous amounts of energy keeping all those mainframes cool. So Facebook has announced it will build in Northern Sweden and use only the natural air to chill their facility.
September 7, 2011, 9am PDT
With development-friendly reform sweeping through planning in the U.K., English Heritage is concerned the historic sites and greenfields will get swept away with little to no process.
July 6, 2011, 8am PDT
A new series from the BBC tracks six homeowners trying to convert historic (or just plain old) buildings into modern homes.
June 30, 2011, 11am PDT
Officials are estimating that within 30 years, the combined impact of urban development, climate change and a chlamydia outbreak will cause koalas to go extinct.
January 27, 2011, 10am PST
China plans to create the world's largest mega-city, which will be geographically 26 times larger than Greater London and double that of Wales.
June 2, 2010, 7am PDT
In the capital city of Astana, temperatures can drop to -40F. Kazakhstan's president Nursultan Nazarbayev says the city is fighting the cold by building an entirely indoor city, under a dome 2 kilometers across.
June 1, 2010, 3pm PDT
As London prepares for its 2012 Games, already over budget, new studies are being released indicating that no specific benefits come to cities hosting major sporting events.
September 21, 2008, 11am PDT
The Carlinville Southern Baptist Church purchased a former Wal-Mart building for their growing congregation, but found that the zoning wouldn't allow religious activities in the store. The church sued under RLIUPA and won this week.