Artist Luke Jerram recently installed a 300-foot waterslide on Park Street in Bristol, UK. The "Park and Slide" event was massively attended and wildly popular.
May 9, 2014 Sustainable Cities Collective
If President Obama is waging a "war on coal," as his critics claim, then Europe must be enjoying a love affair with America's high-carbon fossil fuel, and the most polluting variety at that. How could the world's greenest continent turn so brown?
May 8, 2014 The Wall Street Journal - Business
"Shared streets" guru Ben Hamilton-Baillie has shown in the U.K. that there are a lot of better ways to manage traffic than stoplights. CNU asked Ben, as he prepares to come to the United States, if shared streets could work here.
May 3, 2014 Congress for the New Urbanism
Two former Mozilla engineers strive to merge big data with a 3D model of London and, potentially, other cities.
Apr 11, 2014 FastCompany
London's mayor, Boris Johnson, has long favoured the creation of a new airport in the Thames Estuary over expanding Heathrow. New claims of boosting house building in west London have generated further criticism.
Apr 2, 2014 BBC News online
London’s contemporary affordable-housing crisis has revived a century-old idea: the garden city.
Mar 23, 2014 Atlantic Cities
Based on empirical study, J. Alexander Maxwell and fellow University of Strathclyde researchers, in collaboration with Chuck Wolfe, argue for recalling historic patterns of pedestrian city settings in contemporary urban design and policies.
Mar 20, 2014 London School of Economics and Political Science - American Politics and Policy Blog
The Greater London Authority recently published the “Further Alterations to the London Plan” report, which set aggressive targets for housing in the booming city. Now details are emerging about how Mayor Boris Johnson hopes to incentivize housing.
Mar 14, 2014 Planning Resource
London has been preparing for years for a “quiet revolution” for its bike network: the "Quietways" of side streets and back roads. London is already building Quietways in anticipation of a September launch.
Mar 10, 2014 The Atlantic Cities
The BBC is in hot water over alleged gender bias in its mini-series "The Brits Who Built the Modern World."
Mar 9, 2014 Architects' Journal