Europe

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Planning for resilience might mean more than preparing for climate change, according to this opinion piece. Urban terrorism, in its current, tragic form, will require planners to prepare for the worst.
The Washington Post
June 17, 2017, 5am PDT
Touted as a leader among the European cities moving toward car-free streets, Oslo's ambitions of removing all cars from the city center has hit some roadblocks.
The Guardian
June 16, 2017, 8am PDT
Plans to decommission existing public housing blocks and replace them with newer high-rises has angered middle-class residents in Moscow who fear the loss of their homes and investments.
The Washington Post
June 9, 2017, 6am PDT
There are surprisingly few maps of ancient Roman roads, and many fewer maps of ancient Roman roads that resemble big-city subway maps. An intrepid student has improved upon that situation, however.
CityLab
May 31, 2017, 1pm PDT
Another reason European placemaking has North American applications: it wasn't always perfect. Hazel Borys looks to simple town planning lessons from a village in Normandy.
PlaceShakers
May 31, 2017, 7am PDT
Unlike the American focus on luxury personal self-drivers, the European approach favors small self-driving buses that can ferry riders to larger transit lines.
The New York Times
May 17, 2017, 11am PDT
While the study stems from research that found Volkswagen diesel cars had used 'defeat devices' to pass emissions tests, the new study points to inadequacies in the tests themselves, resulting in 50 percent higher pollution than testing permits.
The International Council on Clean Transportation
May 5, 2017, 7am PDT
Can a few splashes of water on hot pavement reduce the heat island effect? Researchers find evidence to support a traditional Japanese method of cooling the environment.
The Poetry of Science
March 31, 2017, 12pm PDT
7.5 percent of homes in the French capital have no one living in them.
Better Dwelling
March 30, 2017, 11am PDT
Responses to the new pedestrian infrastructure in Bodegraven are likely to say these crosswalk signals in the ground are victim-blaming or Millennial-coddling.
World Economic Forum
March 8, 2017, 10am PST
The U.S. EPA has signaled that it will withdraw an earlier decision to maintain the 54.5 miles per gallon target. Should that happen, a major casualty will be electric vehicles, according to one prominent EV advocate interviewed on NPR.
NPR
March 7, 2017, 7am PST
Paolo Berdini, Rome's councilor for urban planning, has resigned from his position after clashing with the city's mayor over a new soccer stadium for AS Roma.
Business Insider
March 2, 2017, 2pm PST
The Pritzker Prize, sometimes called the Nobel Prize of architecture, was announced this week, going to Spanish firm RCR Arquitectes.
The Pritzker Architecture Prize
February 17, 2017, 8am PST
In Ireland, there's one house for every 2.35 people. According to industry experts, that's twice as many vacant homes as a normal, healthy market should have. So why then is the country considered to be in a housing crisis?
The Irish Times
February 14, 2017, 5am PST
In order to stop new development in areas previously consumed by forest fires, Spanish firefighters are using a little known law that prohibits new building's within a 500 meter (0.3 miles) radius of a cemetery.
The Independent (UK)
February 10, 2017, 12pm PST
After Barcelona City Council conducted inspections and imposed sanctions on illegal tourist rentals in the city, Airbnb responded by announcing restrictions on multiple listings in the downtown area. The city council responded bluntly.
Cities of the Future
February 10, 2017, 6am PST
Last year, Zagreb, Croatia boasted the largest number of participants in International Winter Bike to Work Day. This year it's hoping to defend its title.
Croatia Week
February 5, 2017, 7am PST
As the lawmakers in Washington, D.C. prepare to gut the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, environmentalists got inspiring news from the country of Sweden.
Climate Home
January 24, 2017, 12pm PST
We all know that pollution, like tobacco, kills! We also know that diesel fuel is extremely dirty. Unfortunately, until a few years ago, the automobile industry had deceived us into believing that diesel was as clean or cleaner than gasoline.
Cities of the Future
January 20, 2017, 12pm PST
Paris and New York, seamlessly photoshopped together—that's a cause we can get behind.
CityLab