World

January 15, 2016, 6am PST
With the historic climate agreement reached in Paris at COP21, what implications will it have on the architecture, engineering and design industries? Doggerel spoke to U.S. Green Building Council Chair-elect Fiona Cousins for her perspective.
Doggerel
January 14, 2016, 12pm PST
Oil prices are now at a 12-year low. Prices have been very consistent this year: they have dropped every day. As they slide to going below $30 a barrel, service stations could be selling gasoline at $1 per gallon, a price not seen since 1999.
The New York Times
January 14, 2016, 5am PST
Can the tiny house fetish evolve to address real sustainability and affordable housing challenges? Ben Brown says yes.
PlaceShakers
January 13, 2016, 12pm PST
The awarding of the Pritzker Prize to the 48-year-old Alejandro Aravena sends a strong signal about the architecture world's focus on social responsibility.
Curbed
January 11, 2016, 2pm PST
Next City surveys the most ambitious examples of park design from a year of ambitious projects.
Next City
January 9, 2016, 1pm PST
A bike plan isn't meant for the peloton. Here's how you can tell.
Vancity Buzz
January 8, 2016, 6am PST
The futuristic transportation idea known as the Hyperloop is starting to look real. CNN Money caught up with the leaders of one of the companies working to make the dream of super-fast, efficient intercity travel a reality.
CNN Money
January 7, 2016, 7am PST
It's easy to focus on the sensational headlines based on the fraud committed by Volkswagen, but doing so masks the deadly and ongoing problems of diesel emissions plaguing the world's densely populated cities.
The New York Times
January 3, 2016, 11am PST
Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut has released a series of futuristic and amazing drawings that envision what sustainable, floating cities could possibly look like.
Huffpost Science
January 1, 2016, 7am PST
Take local television, add maps. What could go wrong?
The Washington Post
December 28, 2015, 8am PST
A French economist created a powerful visualization of the rise of carbon emission hot spots from a few locations in Europe to every developed and developing corner of the world.
CityLab
December 24, 2015, 5am PST
Geographer Duncan Smith mapped the predicted trajectory of worldwide urban growth from 1950 through 2030. Concentric circles of different shades show where and when growth was (or will be) the most dramatic.
CityLab
December 22, 2015, 7am PST
To meet the U.N.’s global warming targets, city leadership is critical.
Next City
December 20, 2015, 9am PST
The message of a new study funded by NASA and the National Science Foundation: don't forget freshwater when considering the impacts of climate change. Lakes and other bodies of water are threatened by potentially catastrophic vulnerabilities.
NASA Global Climate Change
December 18, 2015, 11am PST
The Mapillary app allows users to upload their street-level photos into a geo-tagged sequence.
The Mapillary Blog
Feature
December 18, 2015, 5am PST
The results of a year's worth of writing, reading, sharing, and commenting are in. These are the most popular Planetizen posts from the year 2015.
James Brasuell
December 17, 2015, 11am PST
From ALPR cameras mounted on garbage trucks to IMSI catchers such as Dirtboxes and Stingrays, local authorities have increased exponentially the amount of electronic surveillance, with little regard for the basic principles of privacy.
Cities of the Future
December 15, 2015, 9am PST
Rail travelers are not subject to the same degree of security measures as air travelers according to security experts, reports Ron Nixon for The New York Times. Yet far more travel by rail than plane, and rail has been a terrorist target abroad.
The New York Times
December 15, 2015, 5am PST
Land is perhaps the most fundamental consideration in every variety of planning process—the cost of land, the availability of land, the condition of land, etc. A new e-book studies the importance of land to the global urban future.
At Lincoln House
December 13, 2015, 5am PST
After two weeks of negotiating in Paris, almost 200 countries agreed to a plan to reduce emissions, though not to the level supporters had hoped. Nonetheless, the COP21 agreement may be an 'inflection point in human history,' notes The Times.
The New York Times - Europe