United Kingdom

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."
9 hours ago   Crosscut
<p>Plans for 250,000 new houses on a floodplain in Britain and broad redevelopment plans in New Orleans have many wondering why planners aren't looking to the flood expertise of the Dutch.</p>
Jan 21, 2008   The Guardian
<p>Despite its relatively low car ownership rates, Britain has one of the worst public transit systems and the most congested roads among industrialized nations, according to a a new report.</p>
Jan 18, 2008   BBC
<p>A BBC TV special examines the heated interaction between pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists jockeying for scarce road space in Britain.</p>
Jan 17, 2008   Streetsblog
<p>Liverpool is currently undergoing a broad revitalization effort, including more than 40 buildings and a brand new city center. This article from <em>Building</em> talks with the man in charge of it all.</p>
Jan 16, 2008   Building
A personal rapid transit (PRT) system is currently under construction as part of the renovation of London's Heathrow airport. The system is on track to begin operations within two years.
Dec 19, 2007   BBC
<p>Temporarily pedestrianized streets in London brought nearly a million people out for a day of walking and shopping recently, resulting in more than $200 million worth of sales.</p>
Dec 11, 2007   The Evening Standard
<p>The voiceover artist famous for reminding passengers to 'mind the gap' on the London Underground was fired after posting a series of subway announcement spoofs on her website.</p>
Dec 7, 2007   Jaunted
<p>GPS devices in Britain looking for the best routes possible are directing truck drivers through tiny towns without the proper road space and infrastructure to handle their loads. Some towns are thinking about requesting removal from the map.</p>
Dec 6, 2007   The New York Times
<p>Plans to build a supermarket in a small English town have put locals on the defensive, arguing the market will destroy the area's character. Company officials say the market will revive the town.</p>
Nov 25, 2007   BBC
<p>Cars will be banned from many of London's central city streets as part of a plan by Mayor Ken Livingstone to improve the city's pedestrian friendliness. Many critics say the roads chosen for the ban are too crucial to lose.</p>
Nov 16, 2007   The Times