Asia-Pacific

Yesterday
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
October 13, 2017, 2pm PDT
The Economist's Intelligence Unit has released its 2017 Safe Cities Index.
Quartz
September 18, 2017, 1pm PDT
Vietnam's capitol city Hanoi, following other South East Asian country restrictions on mopeds and two-wheeled vehicles, approves a controversial ban.
Saigoneer
September 9, 2017, 7am PDT
The Guardian's former environmental editor asks if urban sprawl is as much to blame as climate change for the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in Houston.
Guardian
Feature
September 7, 2017, 8am PDT
After accepting nearly 200 nominees for consideration, we're asking for votes to determine the "Most Influential Urbanists" of all time.
Planetizen
Feature
August 21, 2017, 5am PDT
The world has changed since Planetizen crowdsourced its "Top Urban Thinkers" in 2009. Which urban planners, designers, doers, and dreamers do you think have had the most influence on the world?
Planetizen
August 4, 2017, 12pm PDT
A new report from Urbanism Next/SCI takes you through a city’s budget—both revenues and expenditures—and describes the areas that will be affected as AVs become commonplace and e-commerce takes on an even larger role in retail
Urbanism Next
July 29, 2017, 7am PDT
As the arrival of autonomous vehicles (AVs) becomes more of a reality, cities need to start considering how this new technology will affect streets and street networks. This brief guide provides an overview and resources on this topic.
Urbanism Next Blog - Sustainable Cities Initiative
July 25, 2017, 6am PDT
Companies and workers in the country of Japan are less likely to work from home than in the United States. The government hopes to increase the number of telecommuters during the 2020 Olympics, however.
Quartz
July 6, 2017, 2pm PDT
Shibuya Station is undergoing a major renewal in time for 2020 Olympics.
Nippon.com
June 23, 2017, 5am PDT
Foreign tourists are taking to the streets of Japan dressed as Mario, Luigi, and more of their friends from the Nintendo universe.
The Wall Street Journal
May 18, 2017, 12pm PDT
Instead of a disused rail line, Seoul will repurpose one of its many old overpasses. The goal is to introduce green space and build up connective pedestrian infrastructure.
The Washington Post