December 8, 2015, 9am PST
The death toll from the torrential rains in Chennai, capital of Tamil Nadu state, and the surrounding region has climbed to 345 as of Dec. 4. While the scope of the rains are unprecedented, poor urban planning has been linked to the devastation.
October 2, 2014, 9am PDT
The latest example of a coastal city designing urban resilience as both amenity and infrastructure—a plan to build Venice-style canals in Boston.
March 14, 2011, 9am PDT
As London prepares to host the 2012 Summer Olympics, new rules about its waterways could force hundreds of houseboat residents out of the city's canals.
September 3, 2010, 12pm PDT
The waters that have for so long plagued New Orleans should be reconsidered as an amenity, not a curse, according to this commentary.
December 25, 2009, 7am PST
Low-tech Magazine details the history of the trolley canal boat, a staple of the past for transporting goods down canals and waterways. Could something like this make a comeback?
October 19, 2009, 6am PDT
Jeffersonville, Indiana is proposing to turn a district with a bad flooding problem into a beautiful canal with a pedestrian promenade.
The Architect's Newspaper
September 23, 2008, 12pm PDT
A landscape architect from M.I.T. is proposing to create a whole new ecosystem to address water pollution problems in Italy.
March 13, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>South Korea's new president has proposed the engineering and construction of a huge cross-country canal -- a plan he hopes will revive much of the country's depressed villages and offer an attractive venue for tourists and shipping companies.</p>