Britain

April 19, 2016, 1pm PDT
What's old is new in Britain, where clogged roads have many communities around the country looking to the past for the future of transportation.
Economist
November 21, 2012, 1pm PST
Paula Cocozza discusses Britain's "new ruralism" trend as "the pastoral idyll" invades its cities. Is it possible to have the best of both worlds within walking distance of each other?
The Guardian
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.
BBC
June 4, 2010, 8am PDT
Search giant Google has mapped the location of every WiFi network in Britain. Some say the collection of this information is a violation of privacy.
Telegraph
January 16, 2010, 1pm PST
Cities along the British coast are being warned that sea level rise over the next 100 years will have significant destructive effects. Officials are being cautioned to consider city-altering plans that shift populations away from endangered areas.
Guardian
December 7, 2009, 9am PST
The majority of the world's population now lives in urban areas -- except for Britain. Some say that bucked trend must be reversed.
Wired UK
April 6, 2009, 11am PDT
Between new taxes, a smoking ban and the economic downturn, many towns and cities in the UK may soon lose their local pubs.
The Globe and Mail
February 14, 2009, 7am PST
This point-counterpoint from <em>Building Design</em> debates whether the British can design good public spaces.
Building Design
Blog post
January 8, 2009, 1pm PST

Protecting the poor and protecting the environment are two areas we haven’t quite figured out yet. Put them together, and we’re really up a creek. And we are, because these two silos are actually linked very closely. The relationship between poverty and environmental degradation is incredibly complex, but you wouldn’t guess it by looking at some recent policies gathering support out there in the world. Solutions, it would seem, are incredibly simple. But most of these ideas, though well-intentioned, address only one side of the poverty-environment relationship -- and really hurt the other.

Nate Berg
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.
Guardian
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.
Guardian