The LEED green building standards may not be green enough, as critics voice concerns over some allowed materials and an apparent building industry influence.
Sep 19, 2006 L.A. Weekly
London Mayor Ken Livingstone wants the U.S. Embassy in London to pony up $1.6 million in unpaid congestion charging fees.
Sep 12, 2006 Streetsblog
The United Kingdom's major rail company is expecting a 30% increase in freight traffic over the next 10 years, and ideas to help cope with the increase include double-decker commuter trains and altered routes.
Sep 7, 2006 The Guardian
Scotland calls on Andres Duany and his firm to develop a housing plan for Inverness, which is facing rapid population growth. Duany plans to employ the charrette to hear the voice of the Scottish people, who have been engulfed in sprawl for decades.
Sep 6, 2006 The Press and Journal
Environmentalists in England are charging local and central government officials with bending their own rules to allow various developments in scenic, rural areas and environmentally-sensitive lands.
Aug 31, 2006 The Guardian
Leading British scientists are warning the country that forecasted high tides could flood many low-lying areas. They caution that the coming devastation could have been prevented by better floodplain planning and more environmental considerations.
Aug 26, 2006 BBC
Urban areas will be hit harder by climate change as global warming combines with the "urban heat island" effect.
Aug 26, 2006 BBC
Senior researchers at the Centre for Cities discuss whether the UK should look towards Europe or the US when making urban policy.
Aug 23, 2006 BBC News
A new article offers details on The National Trust in Great Britain, one of the most successful land trusts on the planet.
Aug 21, 2006 Principal Broker Online
This <em>Times of London</em> opinion piece calls for planners and architects with a true vision to get back in control of city planning. The author argues that "it is the developers who produce the master plans, and the city that responds to them."
Aug 17, 2006 Times of London