October 27, 2016, 5am PDT
The annual list of the best planning, design, and development websites, representing some of the top online resources for news, information, and research on the built environment.
October 26, 2016, 10am PDT
The phrase "everything on the street" captures UN-Habitat head Joan Clos's approach to urbanization. In the wake of Habitat III, who is the man behind the conference's "New Urban Agenda"?
October 25, 2016, 12pm PDT
In a new brief, Penn IUR Faculty Fellow Richard Weller writes about mapping that recognizes the interdependence of people and conservation.
Penn Institute for Urban Research
October 21, 2016, 9am PDT
An interview with a photographer about his unflattering pictures of train riders in Tokyo's crowded subway.
October 21, 2016, 5am PDT
"American households will no longer aspire to own two cars in every garage, but instead will have mobility apps on every phone, to hail self-driving vehicles that they will share rather than own." Jeffrey D. Sachs, Columbia University
October 17, 2016, 1pm PDT
The Glenner Town Square development in Chula Vista, California will be one of the first "immersive facilities" in the United States, designed to trigger memories for Alzheimer's patients.
October 17, 2016, 10am PDT
An historic agreement reached by 170 global leaders in Kigali, Rwanda on October 15 to limit hydrofluorocarbons could have more of an impact on reducing climate change than the carbon emission agreement reached in Paris ten days earlier.
October 16, 2016, 11am PDT
A new study compares regional population densities to transit systems to find out which transit systems have maximized their reach.
October 14, 2016, 6am PDT
A new visualization from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History shows how the earth "breathes"—in the form of volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and emissions.
October 13, 2016, 8am PDT
It might be fun to imagine a a world filled with self-driving cars, reducing traffic and improving safety with one silver bullet. The more realistic short-term scenario, however, deploys low-speed, self-driving buses on private campuses.
October 13, 2016, 7am PDT
The Brookings Institution's Global Cities Initiative recently released a report proposing a new definition for global cities, which is actually seven definitions.
October 9, 2016, 5am PDT
The day after the number of signatories to the Paris Climate Accord met its threshold for implementation, the international community agreed to tackle growing emissions from aviation, which was not covered by the Paris agreement.
The New York Times - Science
October 8, 2016, 5am PDT
October 5 was an historic day, hailed President Obama, as nations responsible for emitting more than 55 percent of world carbon emissions have now signed the Paris climate agreement, the threshold needed for the accord to take effect in 30 days.
October 7, 2016, 2pm PDT
A survey of the long history of poetry connected of the urban experience—from the 18th century to the Beat poets of the 20th century and the Hip Hop artists of today.
October 7, 2016, 8am PDT
Hydroelectric generation itself doesn’t produce greenhouse gases, but it does rely on the creation of reservoirs that release methane into the air.
October 7, 2016, 6am PDT
The Guardian’s new "Gentrified World" series tackles a fundamental—but tricky—question: How can we measure gentrification?
October 7, 2016, 5am PDT
Imagine a built environment that starts from a central location of Scottsdale, Arizona, sprawling outwards until it covers 70 percent of all land on Earth.
October 6, 2016, 6am PDT
The Guardian has launched a new series on gentrification, resistance, and solutions in cities around the world.
October 5, 2016, 1pm PDT
The New Urban Agenda, which sets a new global strategy for sustainable urbanization, still has shortcomings regarding universal access for people with special needs.
October 2, 2016, 5am PDT
Cities around the world are finding ways to go on a parking diet, freeing up unused space. San Francisco and Philadelphia are two U.S. leaders, while cities like Paris, Copenhagen, and Zurich pursue even more aggressive measures.