Asia-Pacific

October 5, 2018, 6am PDT
A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Sept. 25, followed by a massive tsunami. Soil liquefaction caused by the tremor resulted in 1,700 homes being "swallowed" as the soil shifted. Deaths exceeded 1,400 on Oct. 3.
The Independent
October 1, 2018, 6am PDT
Transit ridership has surged in other countries but lags here in the United States. The possible reasons for this are varied as are proposed solutions for improving American transit systems.
Vox
August 28, 2018, 1pm PDT
Seoul simplified its routes and kept its key bus lanes clear of traffic to revitalize it's transit system.
Mobility Lab
August 26, 2018, 9am PDT
Homes are getting more expensive in New Zealand, so they're making it illegal for foreigners to buy homes in the country.
The Spaces
July 13, 2018, 6am PDT
The Brookings Institution released the Global Metro Monitor 2018 report this week.
Brookings
May 23, 2018, 2pm PDT
A Shinkansen train will launching service on June 30 with Hello Kitty seats, benches, and a dining car.
The Japan Times
May 21, 2018, 5am PDT
Births and birth rates dropped to a 30-year low, not an issue of concern yet, but if the trend continues, the U.S. could join other developed nations that must deal with the consequences of an aging population. Immigration plays an uncertain factor.
NPR: The Two-Way
May 16, 2018, 12pm PDT
China has stopped purchasing the recyclables that millions of Americans place curbside on recycling days, upending the industry. Recyclables are already directed toward landfills as domestic markets are sought. Berkeley, Calif. may go a novel route.
The Wall Street Journal via MSN Money
May 7, 2018, 5am PDT
Bus drivers in Japan put blankets over fare boxes and continue to drive their routes, in order to serve their passengers while on strike.
NPR
March 27, 2018, 10am PDT
The International Energy Agency found that China and India were responsible for 40 percent of the increased energy demand. The biggest decrease in carbon dioxide emissions came from the U.S., largely due to increased use of renewables.
International Energy Agency
February 22, 2018, 6am PST
A series of partnerships announced is pushing integrating taxi service and artificial intelligence in Japan.
TechCrunch
February 19, 2018, 11am PST
At the ninth session of the World Urban Forum held earlier in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy introduced their new "Pedestrian First" toolkit to measure and promote walkability in urban environments.
Thomson Reuters Foundation
February 13, 2018, 5am PST
Congestion pricing, done right (details matter), mitigates a downside of urban density: traffic congestion. Professor John Rennie Short explores the history of congestion pricing, its application in Singapore and London, and why it's good for NYC.
The Conversation
January 15, 2018, 2pm PST
South Korea has made public transit a key part of its approach to cleaning the air.
The Korea Times
December 31, 2017, 1pm PST
CityLab has produced a pair of articles geared toward safe driving behaviors on New Year's Eve.
CityLab
December 8, 2017, 2pm PST
The city about to set a new standard for battery-powered electric bus transit was a small collection of fishing villages just 40 years ago.
The City Fix
November 17, 2017, 11am PST
Early or late, a train that leaves "not on time" is unacceptable in Japan.
The New York Times
November 14, 2017, 12pm PST
When it comes to prefabricated housing, Japan is far ahead of the rest of the world. Will techniques from Japan's efficient modular home manufacturers inform a growing prefab industry in the United States?
Curbed
November 11, 2017, 9am PST
The ride-sharing company produces a terrific illustration of how bad Bangkok traffic can be, but not how Uber would help.
Streetsblog USA
October 24, 2017, 1pm PDT
Despite the presence of a formidable (and expensive) underground flood control system, Tokyo may confront floods and rainfall that will challenge the city's capacity to protect itself.
The New York Times