United Kingdom

Two former Mozilla engineers strive to merge big data with a 3D model of London and, potentially, other cities.
Apr 11, 2014   FastCompany
<p>The man many expect to become the new English Prime Minister has proposed a plan to create 100,000 houses in five carbon-neutral "eco-towns" to help fight back against the country's housing crunch in a sustainable way.</p>
May 15, 2007   BBC
<p>A virtual 3D model of parts of Glasgow, Scotland, has been completed and is now available for viewing online. Organizers of the detailed modeling effort anticipate it being a powerful tool for planners and the public.</p>
May 14, 2007   BBC
<p>The supply of housing is being overpowered by demand in England, and government officials are hoping to establish measures that would ease the process of building new homes and increase the amount of affordable housing.</p>
May 11, 2007   The Guardian
<p>Having successfully reduced congestion through enacting congestion pricing in central London, Mayor Livingstone now plans to take the same approach to air pollution by designating greater London to be a Low Emission Zone.</p>
May 9, 2007   The Guardian
<p>Citing the popularity and success of closed-circuit television cameras that have been installed in many public places for crime-fighting purposes, politicians in the UK are considering attaching microphones and even loudspeakers to these cameras.</p>
May 1, 2007   BBC
<p>Politicians in Scotland are trying to gather support for a plan to build a high-speed magnetic levitation train between the country's two biggest cities, Glasgow and Edinburgh. But opponents worry the proposal would hinder other rail development.</p>
May 1, 2007   BBC
<p>A town in England has completely cut itself off from the national power grid, providing all its own energy with mini power stations and renewable energy. Some doubt the system's practicality, but others say it is the new standard for cities.</p>
Apr 22, 2007   International Herald Tribune
<p>The British government has proposed lifting planning barriers that hindered the domestic installation and use of energy generating devices such as small wind turbines and solar panels.</p>
Apr 5, 2007   Building
<p>One London borough has taken to charging higher parking fees to the owners of high-emission vehicles.</p>
Apr 4, 2007   BBC News
<p>One of London's top planners talks about the future of the European capital, as it prepares for a million new residents.</p>
Mar 29, 2007   Streetsblog