World leaders are meeting in Paris this week for the United Nation's COP21 talks. But what exactly are the main topics of discussion?
7 hours ago   Doggerel
A new study finds evidence of the benefits of green space for the cognitive development of children.
Jun 18, 2015   The Atlantic
Urban planners need to go beyond environment and stakeholder input, taking a stronger role in the development of new technologies to design new urban futures rather than relying on software engineers.
Jun 17, 2015   Humanitarian Space
Do we ever reach a point as a community wherein our problems are behind us? Sorry, but no. If anything, it gets more complicated.
Jun 15, 2015   PlaceShakers
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