Photo essay reviews some of history's most notable failed mass transit projects.
Data visualizations show the daily ebb and flow of public transit traffic in world's major cities.
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From it's accidental creation due to an engineering oversight, its heyday in the 1950s as a resort area, to its decline and uncertain future, the unlikely story of the Salton Sea is an important chapter in the "Great American Water Wars".
Editorial draws attention to the impact of global warming on our cities and advocates planning for climate change.
A device invented to cool factories changed where and how our cities formed.
Should Los Angeles be investing more in bus-rapid transit?
Google Labs has released another fascinating tool for researchers. Readers may already be familiar with Google Trends which can chart and reveal trends in search patterns for the last decade. The new tool allows similar analysis of Google's impressive library of digitized books spanning centuries. Blog Post
While there may not be popular songs specifically mentioning urban planning, there are many songs about cities and the impact of planning decisions. Here are my 10 of favorites. Blog Post
A look inside the real slum featured in the movie "Slumdog Millionaire". The film won 8 Oscars including Best Picture.