United Kingdom

February 19, 2015, 12pm PST
The U.K. based Design Council recently announced the winners of its "Ones to Watch" competition. The winning entries show how young designers (aka, the "future of British design") are working to improve urban life.
The Guardian Cities
February 19, 2015, 11am PST
It wouldn't exactly mean cats and dogs living together, but what if technological innovations could make cars safer for pedestrians and bikers?
The Washington Post
February 16, 2015, 1pm PST
Although London Mayor Boris Johnson's housing policies are mush less ambitious than his predecessor's, many parts of the city still lag well behind targets for affordable housing—even amidst an infamously cost-prohibitive real estate market.
February 3, 2015, 2pm PST
Sarah Laskow reports on recent research on the surprisingly two-way connection between the happiness of urban trees and the happiness of urban humans.
Next City
January 30, 2015, 2pm PST
In a recent column for Crosscut, Knute Berger looks back on the 20-year history of the city's urban village strategy to inform its emerging reality as an "urban bedroom community."
January 30, 2015, 9am PST
A newly released report from a U.K. housing non-profit reports a "Staggering turn-around" in attitudes about housing—more specifically described as a sharp decline in NIMBYism.
January 23, 2015, 2pm PST
A new report by the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program analyzes the growth of the world's 300 largest metropolitan areas.
January 19, 2015, 2pm PST
A new study reveals the personality traits that draw people to certain urban environments.
January 15, 2015, 5am PST
Resilient communities build on local strengths to anticipate change, reduce the impact of major events, and come back from a blow stronger than ever. Here are seven ideas from cities and towns working to boost local resilience.
January 13, 2015, 2pm PST
An article by Woodbury University Professor Anthony Fontenot examines the effects of a history of opposition to planning as a centralized arm of the state, and proposes a way forward.
Places Journal
January 12, 2015, 1pm PST
The atlantalarry blog shares news of a study in the Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence journal that used gelocalized tweets to map out nightlife areas in Madrid, London, and Manhattan.
January 7, 2015, 7am PST
The city of London has completed a long and remarkable comeback to the population level set as its standard back in 1939.
December 30, 2014, 6am PST
Oliver Wainwright pens a wishlist of urban policies for 2015—the list focuses on issues of housing and development.
Guardian Cities
December 26, 2014, 9am PST
The Prince of Wales took to the pages of The Architectural Review to share his vision for the future of architecture and planning.
December 20, 2014, 9am PST
The non-partisan Eno Center for Transportation has had it with futile attempts to raise the federal gas tax and the never-ending transfers (bailouts?) from the federal general fund to keep roads and transit funded. "Pay as you go" no longer works.
Logistics Management
December 11, 2014, 2pm PST
The Economist has published a pair of feature articles examining the growth of suburbs around the world in the hopes of avoiding the mistakes of the West.
The Economist
December 3, 2014, 7am PST
An article by Ben Campkin, Marina Mogilevich, and Rebecca Ross examines how images shape ideas about cities—from "John Snow’s Cholera map to Le Corbusier's plan for a contemporary city and Moose's 'clean graffiti.'"
Guardian Cities
December 2, 2014, 12pm PST
Sarah Goodyear shares insight into a book by Carlton Reid titled "Roads Were Not Built for Cars," which details the secret history of the bicyclists that helped launch the fledgling automobile industry in the late 19th century.
November 30, 2014, 7am PST
A new type of public workout station harnesses the energy from people exercising and inserts it into the local energy network.
November 20, 2014, 1pm PST
The approval process is revealing more details about a garden bridge designed by Thomas Heatherwick in London—what has emerged is less a park than a tourist attraction.
The Guardian