In the capital city of Astana, temperatures can drop to -40F. Kazakhstan's president Nursultan Nazarbayev says the city is fighting the cold by building an entirely indoor city, under a dome 2 kilometers across.
Jun 2, 2010 The Telegraph
This article from <em>The Daily Mail</em> takes a historical look at ten maps that changed the world.
Jun 2, 2010 The Daily Mail
Japan has announced plans to build a base on the moon by 2020. The base would be built and used by robots.
Jun 1, 2010 Popular Science
As host of the World Expo, Shanghai is opening its doors to the world. But with most of the Expo's visitors hailing from within China, it's much more of an international marketing effort for non-Chinese countries directed at the emerging super power.
Jun 1, 2010 The New York Times
London-based consulting company Mercer released their yearly rankings of the 25 most liveable cities, and no American cities make the grade. Vienna is number one, and Vancouver takes fourth.
May 30, 2010 The Christian Science Monitor
When thinking about the right way to invest in renewable energy, it's important to realize the different land use impacts of solar, wind, biofuels, along with coal and nuclear, says Clinton Andrews of Rutgers University.
May 30, 2010 CNET
Russian Leonid Murlyanchik has been building his own subway system underneath his neighborhood since 1984. He intends to run cars through it that will carry 3-4 persons each.
May 28, 2010 English Russia
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs basically says that some needs supercede others. Jarrett Walker argues that the need for speed on transit ranks significantly higher than placemaking, fun and other "self-actualizing" concerns.
May 25, 2010 Human Transit
Four years ago, artist Julien Berthier put up a fake business front on a blank wall in Paris. Today the door is still there, one of a handful of fake storefronts in the world, says Geoff Manaugh.
May 24, 2010 BLDGBLOG
Lester Brown explores how bus rapid transit systems and other innovations are transforming transportation in cities across the world.
May 24, 2010 Grist