Animals

Pet ownership in the U.S. continues to hit record levels, and with the increasing interest in city living the number (and variety of designs) of dog runs in city parks has increased. Designers are utilizing a dog's-eye-view to serve their clients.
Aug 30, 2012   Metropolis Mag
The amount of urban background noise is affecting the songs that birds sing to attract mates.
Sep 1, 2011   Discovery
Goats being used to clear brush on a hillside in downtown Los Angeles are a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly way to deal with overgrowth -- and they're attracting fans.
Aug 12, 2011   The New York Times
Stray chickens have overrun many parts of New Orleans since it was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Apr 14, 2011   The New Orleans Times-Picayune
Highways can be deadly for animals, especially when they cut directly through habitats. A recently completed design competition sought ideas for creating animal-safe bridges over highways.
Dec 16, 2010   The Wall Street Journal
As urban sprawl continues to encroach on what was once expansive habitat for mountain lions, the large predators have been involved in more encounters with humans in urban settings.
Nov 29, 2010   The San Francisco Chronicle
Habitat fragmentation linked with urban sprawl and development has been shown to negatively impact biological diversity in animals, according to new research.
Sep 27, 2010   San Diego Union Tribune
A small city outside of Bogota, Colombia, has been overrun by stray dogs. With more than 30,000 strays on the streets, the city's mayor is calling for them to be killed.
Feb 19, 2010   Los Angeles Times
Casper, a cat from Plymouth, England who was frequently seen riding one of the town's bus lines, was tragically killed by a hit-and-run driver.
Jan 22, 2010   The Herald
A redesign for an animal shelter in St. Louis works to make a space warmer and fuzzier than the usual pound to encourage adoption. HOK Architects, the pro bono designers, are pursuing a LEED Platinum rating for the pet palace.
May 22, 2009   Jetson Green
Vancouver is following the example of American cities such as Portland and Seattle in allowing backyard chicken coops.
Mar 12, 2009   The Globe and Mail