World

Good news for the United States is found in a recent series of maps by NASA. Air pollution has significantly improved around the country.
Yesterday   The Washington Post
Sensing the potential for the movement to gain a toehold through land use regulations, leaders of New York City's Occupy movement have called on city planning officials to create an official 'Occupy' zoning designation.
Apr 1, 2012   Planetizen April 1st Edition
After bemoaning cities as the domain of Democrats, GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum tries to appeal to his party by extending his criticism to suburbs, calling them "too close to cities."
Apr 1, 2012   Planetizen April 1st Edition
Bluto's Artisanal Olives has only been open for three weeks, but historic preservation officials in San Francisco have rallied to include it in the city's official list of historic places.
Apr 1, 2012   Planetizen April 1st Edition
City leaders in Cleveland had hoped to build a bike-sharing program throughout the downtown area. But with unexpected reductions in the budget, the bike rental plan has been altered to a theft-based system.
Apr 1, 2012   Planetizen April 1st Edition
Sam Lubell interrogates the gulf between architectural education and architectural practice and the distressing state of affairs in which "architects coming out of school are not well enough prepared to practice architecture."
Mar 30, 2012   The Architect's Newspaper
If the ET3 company can get its proposed maglev tube system off the ground, science fiction could become reality, writes Eric Jaffe.
Mar 29, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
Kaid Benfield highlights nine low-tech steps that he recommends can help communities prepare for the coming changes in global climate.
Mar 29, 2012   Switchboard
Mayor Michael Bloomberg, someone who may know a thing or two about running a successful city, pens an opinion piece examining what it takes to succeed in the global competition for people, visitors, and business.
Mar 28, 2012   The Financial Times
Michael Coren examines the influence of internet connection speeds on economic production and the reasons why he believes "broadband will become the interstate highways of the 21st century."
Mar 28, 2012   Fast Company Co.Exist
Esther Dyson looks at the reasons why cities endure, why they are the right setting for massive social change, and how we can improve them through competition and intelligent design.
Mar 27, 2012   Slate