March 6, 2016, 1pm PST
The electric car is poised to have its moment. In fact, the 2020s could be the decade of the electric car.
March 4, 2016, 8am PST
Eric Weiner's "The Geography of Genius" offers a delightful, if limited, analysis of cities throughout history where "genius" has arisen and offers inspiration for planners who want to make cities more than just places to live and do business.
California Planning & Development Report
February 24, 2016, 11am PST
After a few decades watching—and sometimes helping—great ideas die of overexposure to reality, I'm convinced it's not enough to just listen to folks you're hoping to help. You have to make something happen. A well-conceived charrette helps.
February 24, 2016, 8am PST
A mapping project lead by Facebook's Connectivity Lab is gathering data from all over the atmosphere, and beyond, to make a comprehensive map of the world's buildings.
February 16, 2016, 1pm PST
Facing an ever expanding shortage of affordable housing and growing inequality, São Paulo's new master plan hopes to change the face of the city.
February 16, 2016, 11am PST
Scalia's death means that the Supreme Court is left with eight remaining judges. In the case of a tie vote, the decision from a lower court is upheld with some restrictions. A tie vote on the Clean Power Plan may be good news for the environment.
February 15, 2016, 9am PST
From Motown to grunge, techno to hip hop, modern music came to life in garages, living rooms, churches, and warehouses. Urban design has been instrumental to what we listen to every day.
February 10, 2016, 11am PST
Scott Doyon rewrote a classic children's book as a history of US cities since World War II. Fortunately, it's a quick read. Unfortunately, it's up to all of us how it ends.
February 10, 2016, 5am PST
A study published February 9 in the Journal of the American Medical Association points to three reasons for the life expectancy being lower for Americans than in other developed nations. Care to guess what they are?
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
February 9, 2016, 12pm PST
A book review of the newly released book, "Dream Cities," by Wade Graham.
February 6, 2016, 1pm PST
Good news for the United States is found in a recent series of maps by NASA. Air pollution has significantly improved around the country.
February 4, 2016, 8am PST
Although the cities of the Roman Empire are typically regarded for their focus on health and hygiene, they may have struggled to manage many poor sanitation parasites.
February 3, 2016, 10am PST
The video game INFRA trades your typical Russian ultra-nationalists and Nazi zombies for a city on the verge of ruin. The protagonist, an engineer, is tasked with the seemingly mundane tasks that will bring the place back to life.
February 3, 2016, 7am PST
Duncan McLaren and Julian Agyeman launch a withering critique of the sharing economy as we know it, and envision "sharing cities" built around technologies that put community before commerce.
January 28, 2016, 6am PST
A post on Ars Technica digs into the complicated world of pedestrian modeling and identifies a culprit in the problems with existing models: indecisive people.
January 27, 2016, 11am PST
When charrettes and public design workshops reach their most inclusive and transparent forms, do they become social innovation labs? Hazel Borys thinks so.
January 24, 2016, 1pm PST
The new record for skyscrapers built in a year brakes the record set by the previous year. The record is expected to be set again next year.
January 20, 2016, 11am PST
A revolution is happening in the automotive industry. Self-driving cars, electric vehicles, and car sharing programs are disrupting the traditional car manufacturer's industry. Could personalized, 3D printed cars, be the next trend?
January 19, 2016, 6am PST
At the UN’s Habitat III conference taking place this fall in Quito, Ecuador, the role of cities in addressing the movement of migrants will be a primary topic of discussion.
January 17, 2016, 7am PST
The trip planning app Moovit this week announced a big upgrade, bringing together bikeshare info from cities around the world into one place.