Can cities be at the forefront of tackling climate change? According to forthcoming research by Arup and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, cities play a crucial role in addressing this pressing issue.
14 hours ago   Doggerel
In a mover that came to a surprise to United Nations observers, the international body reached agreement on the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, or REDD+, initiative.
Jun 15, 2015   Grist
Google, already one of the most pervasive technology providers of urban experiences everywhere, has increased its bet on the smart cities movement.
Jun 14, 2015   Cities for the Future
An annual competition to recognize public spaces for their economic and social benefit has announced six finalists.
Jun 13, 2015   Architect
The brain has a complex, ancient relationship with place. Mental maps are the manifestation of our brains' perception of place and wayfinding. These maps can have profound impacts on how residents appreciate, and improve, their neighborhoods.
Jun 11, 2015   Pacific Standard
Here's a strange idea that just might work: viewing the planet from afar might offer the perspective necessary to care for and protect our place in the universe. Exclusive
Jun 9, 2015  By James Brasuell
Not every building can be a winner, and some buildings that aspired to greatness fall short in public esteem. Yet maybe some of the buildings that world loves to hate deserve a second look.
Jun 7, 2015   The New York Times
The Plaza can behave as the community living room. Why is this so hard to get right in post-WWII U.S.?
Jun 3, 2015   PlaceShakers
Amid growing skepticism, an international gathering examines the useful benefits for an age of critical urban challenges. Exclusive
Jun 3, 2015  By Michael Mehaffy
Biology Professor Paul Ehrlich's 1968 book, "The Population Bomb," took America and the world by storm. The apocalyptic vision based of population outgrowing its resources appeared to make inherent sense.
Jun 3, 2015   The New York Times - Retro Report
A new study indicates that the safest urban streets have lanes that measure 10-10.5 feet wide. Narrower and wider lanes have higher crash frequencies, and wider lanes have higher crash severity.
Jun 2, 2015   Streetsblog USA