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Bikeshare programs were first introduced in the U.S. seven years ago. Outside Magazine investigates whether they "are actually benefiting cities and their residents."
Outside
December 2, 2016, 5am PST
Herwig Scherabon is a graphic designer featured this week in The Guardian.
The Guardian
November 30, 2016, 11am PST
Managing cities' sometimes-turbulent relationship with their nightlife, "night mayors" help cities capitalize on an industry that has become a marker of urban prestige.
The Conversation
November 27, 2016, 5am PST
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has aligned himself with opponents to the addition of a third runway at London's Heathrow Airport, citing noise and air pollution concerns
BBC
November 23, 2016, 10am PST
To help its bottom line, struggling UK retailer Tesco is planning to open up its parking lots and the space above its stores for new housing development.
The Telegraph U.K.
November 21, 2016, 1pm PST
Since the U.K. government has done nothing to make Volkswagen pay for Dieselgate, Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, is asking VW to come up with 2.5 million pounds ($3 million) to compensate the city and its residents for the 80,000 diesel cars fitted
Cities of the Future
November 14, 2016, 8am PST
A new atlas explores the multiple causes of gentrification through bold graphics and data visualizations.
Creative Review
November 9, 2016, 6am PST
Commercial vehicles, and heavy trucks in particular, cause a disproportionate number of pedestrian and cyclist fatalities, London Mayor Sadiq Khan is proposing to ban the most dangerous trucks from entering the city.
Streetsblog USA
October 18, 2016, 2pm PDT
Struggling with zoning that thwarts the construction of new hamlets, villages, towns, and cities? Susan Henderson has a bit of place type inspiration from across the pond.
PlaceShakers
October 18, 2016, 7am PDT
Developers in the UK have a new nemesis in the form of rare newts, which NIMBYs have allegedly planted at development sites to halt construction.
The Telegraph U.K.
October 13, 2016, 5am PDT
London Mayor, Sidiq Kahn, authorizes two new bridges and a tunnel in eastern part of the city.
City Lab
October 10, 2016, 7am PDT
In a first for renewable energy in the United Kingdom, Solar Power accounted for more electricity than what was produced in Coal plants
Independent (UK)
October 7, 2016, 2pm PDT
A survey of the long history of poetry connected of the urban experience—from the 18th century to the Beat poets of the 20th century and the Hip Hop artists of today.
The Guardian
October 5, 2016, 9am PDT
Sadiq Kahn Mayor of London starts investigation of foreign investment in the city's property, hoping to find solutions to the issue of London's sky high property prices.
The Guardian
September 27, 2016, 2pm PDT
Study finds 30-somethings in London leaving the city in increasing numbers.
The Guardian
September 27, 2016, 8am PDT
Reviewing Douglas Murphy's book "Last Futures: Nature, Technology and the End of Architecture," Jonathan Meades lays into the new utopianism of contemporary architecture. Silicon Valley gets portrayed as both foolish and hypocritical.
London Review of Books
September 14, 2016, 1pm PDT
With pubs across the country closing at an alarming rate, communities across England are using a recently adopted law to save their local pubs.
The Spectator
September 9, 2016, 8am PDT
A new crowdsourced map projects asks people to draw their city limits from memory.
CityLab
September 5, 2016, 1pm PDT
New research from the International Inequalities Institute at the London School of Economics finds evidence of the displacement of elites from affluent neighborhoods in London.
The Guardian
August 25, 2016, 1pm PDT
The two-week competition is often touted as a galvanizing force for urban development. But that's only cities include the Games' legacy in their planning process from the start.
Curbed