United Kingdom

Supporters and practitioners of the playable city movement will gather this week at a conference in Bristol, UK called Making the City Playable.
6 days ago   Guardian Cities
<p>A single parking space in a small beachside community in England has been put on sale for nearly $50,000, twice the town's average yearly salary. But some say the price is not unreasonable.</p>
Jun 22, 2007   BBC
<p>BBC One has commissioned The Planners, a fiery, funny and touching new fly-on-the-wall documentary series that will give viewers a unique glimpse inside some of Britain's local planning authorities.</p>
Jun 18, 2007   BBC (Press Office)
<p>New regulations requiring higher density housing have some worried about the threat to urban green space in the UK.</p>
Jun 18, 2007   BBC
<p>Transit officials in the UK hope a redesign of a transit station will help lure motorists to public transit.</p>
Jun 18, 2007   BBC
<p>A zoning loophole classifying backyard gardens as brownfields has opened the door for developers in England to tear down homes and rebuild flats and apartments, eating up the equivalent of nearly 3,000 soccer fields in the next decade.</p>
Jun 14, 2007   BBC
<p>Preservationists are calling for buffer zones around the city's heritage sites, which could upset Mayor Ken Livingstone's plans to spur urban regeneration with new high-rise buildings.</p>
Jun 13, 2007   BusinessWeek
<p>A British couple decided to incorporate public transit into their wedding, arriving to the ceremony by bus, and then taking the all the guests along to the reception.</p>
Jun 8, 2007   South Manchester Reporter
<p>Fewer and fewer parents are allowing their children to leave the house unattended. Citing safety concerns, nearly half of parents prefer to keep their kids home.</p>
Jun 7, 2007   BBC
<p>Space for the dead is an increasingly tight commodity in England, so the government has pushed plans to increase the density of its graveyards. Under the new plans, older gravesites could be altered to accommodate up to six additional coffins.</p>
Jun 6, 2007   BBC
<p>In both the US and the UK, local governments are looking to offer wireless internet access in public spaces as a way to get more people out on the streets and near businesses. But they are carefully considering the idea's sustainability.</p>
Jun 6, 2007   The Seattle Times, BBC