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.
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.
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?
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
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.
July 6, 2017, 2pm PDT
Shibuya Station is undergoing a major renewal in time for 2020 Olympics.
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.
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.
May 16, 2017, 12pm PDT
Visitors to Japan’s theme-park-style disaster preparation centers can experience simulated quakes, typhoons, and fires. Perhaps a similar idea would be helpful in part of the United States?
May 10, 2017, 5am PDT
Kiribati’s former president Anote Tong faces climate change’s implications head on and see hope, even as islands become an early warning system for the international community.
March 17, 2017, 12pm PDT
A New Zealand river revered by the Maori people is granted the status of a living being by the country's parliament.
November 22, 2016, 11am PST
An exploration of how adventure playgrounds enable freedom for children living in a world full of helicopter parents.
October 21, 2016, 9am PDT
An interview with a photographer about his unflattering pictures of train riders in Tokyo's crowded subway.
October 8, 2016, 11am PDT
The country of French Polynesia is on the verge of permitting a floating city, funded by wealthy Silicon Valley interests and sustained by utopian dreams.
September 28, 2016, 11am PDT
Japanese cities and citizens look to Portland for inspiration.
August 28, 2016, 5am PDT
The population of Nagoro, Japan has declined in recent years from 300 to just 30 people. Local artist Tsukimi Ayano has populated the village with scarecrows to replace some of the familiar community figures who are now gone.
August 16, 2016, 8am PDT
Confronting a problem that affects roughly 75 percent of the world's population, a new system will give every place on Earth an address based on three words.
July 17, 2016, 11am PDT
Often overlooked, alleys can be transformed into valuable community spaces
July 5, 2016, 1pm PDT
How cities around the world have approached thinking about how water management fits in to urban planning.