January 9, 2010, 11am PST
As China's cities grow, the economic policy that determines who is a rural resident and who is an urban resident are in need of some changes, according to this article.
January 7, 2010, 8am PST
A 137-mile clean energy transmission line has been approved in the UK, connecting wind and wave power facilities near the coast. But some environmental groups are not happy about the plan.
December 14, 2009, 5am PST
School officials in the UK are increasingly looking at old office buildings and other existing facilities that can be converted into school houses more affordably than building from scratch.
September 17, 2009, 6am PDT
This piece from the <em>Guardian</em> looks at a handful of projects and ideas that are emphasizing the importance of sustainable metropolitan areas in an age of diminishing resources and environmental devastation.
June 28, 2009, 7am PDT
The Brazilian government has just approved a measure that would grants legal land rights to squatters in the Amazon.
June 10, 2009, 5am PDT
A new 350,000-person eco-city is being planned in China, this time with cooperation from Singapore. Planners are hopeful that it can serve as a sustainable model for development in countries with high population growth.
February 25, 2009, 1pm PST
If the government bails out banks, it also better put aside money for structural reform that ensures the proper valuation of property. According to Elena Panaritis, a housing market driven by speculation catalyzed the recession in the first place.
February 3, 2009, 7am PST
More than 20 million Chinese who had migrated to cities for work have been forced to return to the rural countryside as urban jobs dry up.
January 28, 2009, 2pm PST
Fighting global warming could be as simple as a paint job -- a global, sun-reflecting, white-wash paint job, according to scientist Hashem Akbari.
January 25, 2009, 1pm PST
The downturn in the economy has hurt the auto industry, leaving many cars unsold. Storage of these cars is becoming a problem for many automakers.
January 19, 2009, 6am PST
Recently approved plans to build a third runway at Heathrow International Airport mean the village of Sipson will be completely paved over. As a result, villagers have become activists, and they discuss their efforts in this video.
January 11, 2009, 9am PST
The new U.S. Embassy in Baghdad embodies all of the negative connotations of the American presence in Iraq and provides an example of how not to build an embassy, according to Jonathan Glancey.
December 24, 2008, 5am PST
The eccentric megaprojects keep coming in Dubai, leaving some to question the environmental wisdom of so much development in a notoriously water-poor desert.
November 19, 2008, 2pm PST
The economic recession will mean tough times for architects, who saw jobs cut by more than 40% during the last slump. Many in the field are wondering whether many architects will survive the current situation.
October 30, 2008, 6am PDT
The UK's "eco-towns" are feeling the hurt of the current economic situation, with only one or two likely to move ahead.
October 7, 2008, 5am PDT
Many cities see new iconic buildings as a major element in recreating themselves into distinctive places. But if every city has distinctive buildings, the distinctiveness is diminished. This commentary argues for new revitalization ideas.
September 25, 2008, 2pm PDT
Urban areas are filled with cars, and this creates an unsafe environment for children. This commentary argues that officials need to regain their faith in the power of planning to address the issue.
September 13, 2008, 11am PDT
Floodplain development has proven time and time again to be big trouble when heavy rains come. But in Britain, that's not stopping it.