World

Alain de Botton has an idea that beauty is not in the eye of the beholder, when it comes to cities anyways. He also proposes a system for evaluating the beauty of the world's cities (spoiler: most cities don't qualify).
Yesterday   CityLab
A Treehugger column picks up on the historic idea of the "Linear City" as a counter point to the current pressures to build up in cities around the world.
Nov 29, 2014   Treehugger
A new project by the Nature Conservancy maps the impact of natural infrastructure—often found well outside the city limits—on urban water supplies.
Nov 28, 2014   Next City
Part infographic and part diary, the weather radials project tracks the weather for every day in 2013.
Nov 28, 2014   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
Some people just can't find beauty any where in the world—even while visiting the world's most iconic buildings.
Nov 28, 2014   Citymetric
Bloomberg reports that the dream vehicle of commuters everywhere—a flying car—might be available on the market within three years.
Nov 26, 2014   Bloomberg
A report from the London School of Economics focuses on the growth of cities around the world between 2012 and 2030, proposing a "3C model" for growth to ensure economic prosperity and to limit emissions.
Nov 26, 2014   LSE Cities
A post on the European Commission website provides an edited transcript of a presentation by Rem Koolhaas in which the starchitect and author offers a scathing take on the ill effects of smart cities.
Nov 26, 2014   European Commission
West Virginia-based SkyTruth is culling satellite and aerial images to blow the whistle on unreported damage to the environment.
Nov 24, 2014   Fusion
As urban planners, we must not only innovate, but make our innovations count in the marketplace of ideas. We must make the benefits of livability easily understood, with a clear path for making them happen. Scott Doyon encourages rooted innovation.
Nov 21, 2014   PlaceShakers
You manage multiple projects, plans, and engagement processes. You collaborate with colleagues, partners, and stakeholders. You report to your boss, council and the public. Is there a way to wring some productivity to get more done?
Nov 20, 2014   Civicly