United Kingdom

An unflinching op-ed post begs a rethinking of narratives that cheer the "Triumph of the City." In the contemporary city, the argument goes, only the rich are better off from urbanization.
4 days ago   Citymetric
<p>A planning expert in Wales is warning that many cities are endanger of pushing families out to the suburbs by focusing solely on high-density development.</p>
Nov 14, 2007   BBC News
<p>The government in the UK has announced plans to create "healthy towns" that encourage exercise through urban design. Is this idea going too far to control peoples' activity?</p>
Nov 7, 2007   Spiked
<p>Government officials in Britain are calling on planners and designers to put more emphasis on re-visioning cemeteries as public parks.</p>
Nov 4, 2007   The Globe & Mail
<p>Development along the riverside in Glasgow, Scotland, is being described as "rape" by two of the country's leading architects. They blame the city's planning policies for encouraging the destruction.</p>
Nov 3, 2007   The Scotsman
<p>London Mayor Ken Livingstone discusses how congestion pricing came about in 2003, and the key role the business community played. Unlike London or NYC, downtown San Francisco merchants fear that congestion pricing will only be bad for business.</p>
Nov 3, 2007   San Francisco Examiner
<p>A government report claims that greatly expanding Britain's transportation infrastructure will not work against its goal of reducing carbon emissions, but will actually help push transit technology to be more environmentally-friendly.</p>
Oct 30, 2007   The Guardian
<p>Plans to roll out a nationwide road-pricing system in the UK may be dropped.</p>
Oct 17, 2007   The Guardian
<p>Environmentalists and concerned residents are creating roadblocks in a plan by developer Donal Trump to build a $2 billion golf resort in Scotland.</p>
Oct 13, 2007   Associated Press via MSNBC
<p>A derelict train depot in London has been given a 21st-century makeover in preparation for its opening as the terminal for high-speed trains traveling in between the English capital and other European cities such as Paris and Brussels.</p>
Oct 12, 2007   International Herald Tribune
<p>Swedish retailer Ikea has announced the availability of 90 pre-fabricated eco-freindly homes, complete with a plot of land in the English town of Gateshead. The house-land combos start at $200,000, and preference is given to low-income buyers.</p>
Oct 10, 2007   The Guardian