World

LennyBoy (civil engineering professor Glen Koorey) posts terrific information concerning bicycle planning best practices, based on his three-month tour of North American and European cities.
19 hours ago   Cycling In Christchurch - Overseas Learnings
The "Active Cities Report" by the Designed to Move coalition provides detailed guidance concerning how to integrate physical activity into community design, and information on the economic, social and environmental benefits that result.
23 hours ago   Active Cities Report - A Guide for City Leaders
With nation-states often wracked by internal political divides and often unable to cooperate with each other, cities have begun to forge their own international relationships. A new, urban approach to foreign policy is emerging.
Yesterday   Chicago Tribune
As the effects of humans accelerate the changes occurring on the planet, landscape architects and planners alike will need to take into account ways that civilization can adapt to a lack of stability.
Yesterday   Places Journal
For the first time, full-color videos of the earth's surface will be made available to the public, with added options for paying customers. The imagery comes from two cameras on the International Space Station.
3 days ago   Quartz
Peter Apps, a quadriplegic for the past nine years, shares insight into how he evaluates the mobility and access of cities.
Jun 28, 2015   Citymetric
The headline from Quartz doesn’t hold back: "Renewable energy just had its best year ever."
Jun 27, 2015   Quartz
Pope Francis, sticking to his job description, is out to save the world and all its creatures. Maybe we can help in our own little universes, where we can influence planning and design that makes for swell places and for reduced contributions to GHG.
Jun 25, 2015   PlaceShakers
Earlier in June, Google announced the creation of an "urban innovation company" called Sidewalk Labs. One writer explains the genesis of the company as well as its potential for the future of how cities operate.
Jun 25, 2015   Pacific Standard
Governments must take correction actions to address climate change, warned Pope Francis in his June 18 encyclical, but cap-and-trade, which places a price on carbon emissions but can lead to speculation, is not one of them.
Jun 22, 2015   San Francisco Chronicle
Pope Francis's unprecedented focus on climate change and the environment includes strong messages for planners and designers of the built environment.
Jun 19, 2015   The New York Times