May 30, 2006, 9am PDT
As Japan's population shrinks, the Japanese government bans the development of new shopping malls or amusement centers exceeding 108,000 s.f. in suburban areas to prevent the 'hollowing out' of urban centers.
May 26, 2006, 12pm PDT
One of the world's largest lakes, shrinking for half a century, is making a dramatic comeback.
May 7, 2006, 7am PDT
The metro government has decided to restrict development around three historic buildings, in order to preserve views. Some developers object.
April 28, 2006, 1pm PDT
Bryan Finoki tackles the spatial and socio-economic problems of shantytowns, focusing on recent tragedies in the Philippines. (Includes photos.)
April 19, 2006, 8am PDT
What does it mean when Japan, the most hopeful follower of the Kyoto Protocol, "acts more American" and pollutes more than expected?
The San Francisco Chronicle
March 6, 2006, 9am PST
New legislation would more strictly enforce planning regulations governing public buildings and parks, regulations now often ignored by planners and developers.
February 28, 2006, 11am PST
Without a doubt, Shanghai has surpassed Tokyo in terms of urban energy, buzz, and style.
International Herald Tribune
February 27, 2006, 12pm PST
Development in Shanghai and Osaka over the past decade shows one region growing fast, the other stuck in the mud.
International Herald Tribune
February 25, 2006, 9am PST
Deforestration contributed to a landslide in the Phillipines that may have killed over 1000 people.
February 11, 2006, 5am PST
The scheme for Ho Chi Minh City is designed to alleviate overcrowding and other socioeconomic problems.
February 2, 2006, 6am PST
Elements of a new city council plan include an overall reduction in speed limit, a more streamlined tram system, and general opposition to increased road access for cars in the central business district.
January 27, 2006, 11am PST
A columnist confesses publicly that he is a heretic and that he 'loves suburbia.'
January 22, 2006, 9am PST
Light rail may be the answer to the transportation crisis in Sydney, Australia, argues chief executive of City of Sydney council, Peter Seamer.
The Sydney Morning Herald
December 27, 2005, 7am PST
One year later, most survivors still do not have permanent shelter. Yet many have income again.
The Christian Science Monitor
December 20, 2005, 2pm PST
The Tsunami Memorial committee selects five designs for the memorial short list.
December 19, 2005, 12pm PST
The fatal rioting over a proposed coal plant shows that rural residents who are bearing the environmental and social costs of China's hyper-development may be running out of patience.
December 16, 2005, 1pm PST
A scandal is unfolding in Tokyo as 57 buildings are identified as likely to fail in a moderate earthquake.
December 7, 2005, 9am PST
House prices in most capital cities in Australias have doubled, putting them out of reach for young Australian families.
December 6, 2005, 2pm PST
U.N. scientific panel reports on what it says may be the first example of people being formally displaced due to rising sea levels caused by global warming.
December 2, 2005, 2pm PST
Mazda is recommending employees walk rather than drive to work.