Updated for Fall 2010, Planetizen's picks for the best news and observations about urban planning, design and development available on Twitter. Check out the new section of high-speed rail links, and visit our sister site www.hsrnews.com. Exclusive
Jan 13, 2010 By
A new study from the Boston Consulting Group concludes that gasoline powered-vehicles will predominate till at least 2020; doubtful of their ability to attract customers, contradicting brighter industry forecasts predominantly due to battery costs.
Jan 13, 2010 The New York Times - Energy & Environment
A patent filed by Google in 2008 illustrates a process where ads could be placed on buildings, marquees and billboards in Google Street View.
Jan 12, 2010 ReadWriteWeb
Dongtan Eco City was planned for completion for the Shanghai World Expo in 2010. By that time, 5,000 people should be living there. However, the planned housing, water taxis, sewage‐recycling plant and energy park all failed to materialize.
Jan 12, 2010 The Urban Reinventors Online Urban Journal
New video game-like programs are enabling the U.S. military to train for deployment in the middle east. One program is modeled off the urban planning computer game SimCity.
Jan 12, 2010 The Atlantic
The editors' choice of the most significant stories in the realm of urban planning, design and development of the "aughts" (2000-2009). The decade began with one crash and ended with another, but in between we've learned a lot about making cities. Exclusive
Jan 11, 2010 By
In this editorial, the Times strongly supports the new, more stringent ozone standard proposed by the EPA. It views the new proposal as a sign that the Obama administration looks toward science, not industry, to set environmental and health standards
Jan 10, 2010 The New York Times - Opinion
The "N Building" in Tokyo has a facade made up of digital QR codes- aim your phone at a window, and it will tell you all about the business, what's on sale, and what the people inside are Tweeting.
Jan 8, 2010 Fast Company
Steven Dale of Creative Urban Projects in Toronto takes a look at a crazy plan by Santiago Calatrava to build a gondola to Governor's Island in New York that might not be so crazy after all.
Jan 8, 2010 Urban Omnibus
London is making public more than 200 streams of city data, joining a host of world cities in sharing city-collected data with its citizens.
Jan 8, 2010 BBC