Asia-Pacific

January 11, 2019, 2pm PST
Markets for residential property income of East Asia's most expensive cities are slowing down. The U.S.-China trade war is one factor, along with local controls and a mainland Chinese economy applying the brakes.
The Vancouver Sun
December 24, 2018, 5am PST
Due to an aging populace, lackluster construction quality, and other factors, Japan is facing a glut of abandoned homes. For those with the ability to live there, these homes can be had for next to nothing.
Fast Company
November 30, 2018, 5am PST
Touring Japan for strange but beautiful buildings.
Architizer
November 18, 2018, 5am PST
A key ring route in Tokyo's massive collection of rail lines, the JR Yamanote Line is a public transit aficionado's wildest dream. Reece Martin offers a guided tour of the line, available from the comfort of any YouTube-enabled screen.
YouTube
October 29, 2018, 8am PDT
Data visualizations illustrate the catastrophic consequences of single-digit global temperature increases.
The City Fix
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