United Kingdom

6 days ago
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.
6 days ago
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.
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.
July 29, 2016, 6am PDT
London's central core never experienced the deterioration many American downtowns lived through, but the inner city/suburb dynamic was still at play. Now poverty is moving outward.
The Telegraph
July 26, 2016, 9am PDT
A UK blogger argues that transportation infrastructure planning is informed too heavily by the kinds of trips men tend to make.
Streetsblog USA
July 18, 2016, 6am PDT
International borders viewed from above show how different patterns of political, urban and agricultural development often collide.
July 10, 2016, 7am PDT
Bike advocates have Copenhagen to provide a real-world case study of a multi-modal vision of the future. It's time bus advocates had their own exemplar.
City Observatory
July 1, 2016, 9am PDT
Over half of Europe’s financial technology "unicorns" are in the London area. The decision to quit the EU is already threatening the ecosystem that allows London to trade within the EU, as well as its status as hub for fintech jobs and technology
Cities of the Future
June 27, 2016, 5am PDT
Decades of poor urban planning and policy decisions have contributed to "the Glasgow Effect," which has seen higher rates of mortality for Glaswegians compared to similar de-industrialized cities.
The Guardian (UK)
June 16, 2016, 7am PDT
The forced slow-and-go caused by speed humps may have the unintended consequences of increasing the release of the tiny particles that have proven harmful to health within a concentrated area.
The Telegraph U.K.
May 20, 2016, 2pm PDT
Or maybe it's the bike that's also a bus?