World

Secretary of State John Kerry recently began a two-year term as the chair of the Artic Council. He used the occasion to make a call for a stronger role for cities in international efforts to fight climate change.
11 hours ago   The Washington Post
A new report by the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program analyzes the growth of the world's 300 largest metropolitan areas.
Jan 23, 2015   Brookings
If you're into place names and the history of presidential politics, we have just the map for you.
Jan 23, 2015   The Atlantic
A new study reveals the personality traits that draw people to certain urban environments.
Jan 19, 2015   CityLab
A post by the World Band surveys efforts around the world to mainstream gender on public transport—an effort challenged substantially by continued risks to the safety of women.
Jan 18, 2015   The World Bank
A sad day for the mission of using design to benefit the most vulnerable among us, Architecture for Humanity closed its doors earlier this month.
Jan 17, 2015   San Francisco Chronicle
What better way to wind down from a long week thinking about cities and maps and transportation than by taking a quiz to show off your knowledge of cities and maps and transportation?
Jan 16, 2015   The Washington Post
"The Urban Yoga Photo Book" is a new, Kickstarter-funded photo book that blends the beauty and grace of yoga with the grit and structure of urban settings.
Jan 16, 2015   Urbanful
The Onion is back with its unique brand of hard-hitting satire on the conditions of American life. This time the joke is on Americans celebrating low prices at the pump.
Jan 16, 2015   The Onion
A new report by from the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities’ EMBARQ initiative provides evidence of the benefits of safe, well-designed BRT and bus priority systems.
Jan 15, 2015   The City Fix
In Seattle, a four-legged denizen uses the city's public transit system on her own to get to and from her favorite place.
Jan 14, 2015   CNN.com