Europe

May 8, 2019, 9am PDT
Leonardo Da Vinci gets credit for many inventions and creative breakthroughs, but his contributions to the theory of city making gets less credit.
CityLab
April 13, 2019, 5am PDT
More people than ever are traveling, but cities around the world are struggling to keep up. A new declaration aims to balance the benefits and challenges of tourism.
Reuters
April 11, 2019, 5am PDT
Amsterdam will pursue the Oslo model of targeting parking spots, rather than driving bans, to make for a walk-and-bike friendly city. On-street parking spaces will gradually be replaced, starting July 1, with bike lanes, sidewalks, and trees.
CityLab
April 9, 2019, 5am PDT
Barcelona is planning to expand on its initial superblock experiment in an attempt to ease the stranglehold of car congestion and air pollution gripping the dense city.
Vox
April 5, 2019, 2pm PDT
Last month, the Paris-based International Energy Agency released its annual "Global Energy & CO2 Status Report." Energy consumption grew 2.3 percent with fossil fuels accounting for 70 percent on the increase. CO2 emissions jumped 1.7 percent.
The Washington Post
April 5, 2019, 7am PDT
Big Oil companies are not all alike. Royal Dutch Shell is the first one to part ways with a major oil industry trade group over differences on climate change. It's also linking executive pay to goals to reduce the company's carbon footprint.
The Washington Post
March 16, 2019, 11am PDT
An analysis of retail data suggests that vehicle restrictions in the city center led to more sales and less emissions.
Forbes
March 11, 2019, 1pm PDT
Auto analyst John Voelcker discusses the electric vehicle market in the U.S. on NPR. Ominous clouds belie the excellent sales figures for last year, and policies pushed by Trump only ensure that motor vehicles will continue to gulp more gasoline.
NPR
March 5, 2019, 7am PST
Car manufacturers are expected to strongly opposed regulations that would require speed limiting technology in all new cars.
Forbes
March 4, 2019, 5am PST
A new Transit Master Plan will spend approximately €2 billion a year on tram, rail, and bus improvements.
CityLab
February 6, 2019, 12pm PST
All of the country’s buses, trains, and trams will be free starting next year in a move to help residents struggling with the cost of living.
BBC
February 1, 2019, 6am PST
A quarter of German long-distance trains ran behind schedule, and they're not likely to improve soon.
The Economist
January 30, 2019, 11am PST
Iceland is thinking ahead when it comes to revenue losses resulting from its newly adopted "Climate Strategy" that calls for ending petrol-powered, fuel tax-paying motor vehicles by 2030. Widespread electronic road tolls are being considered.
Iceland Review
January 28, 2019, 11am PST
A German rail commuter recorded each day’s travel by knitting a scarf.
The New York Times
January 28, 2019, 6am PST
"Parking spots are now bike lanes, transit is fast and easy, and the streets (and local businesses) are full of people."
Fast Company
January 22, 2019, 12pm PST
Companies are marketing battery-electric buses as the transit vehicles of the future, but there is still much room for improvement.
CityLab
January 18, 2019, 12pm PST
Rather than simply being punitive, the Dutch rail carrier is trying to find cost effective ways to collect fares and make riders feel welcome.
CityLab
January 16, 2019, 5am PST
U.S. sales of plug-in electric vehicles, including those with internal combustion engines, increased by 81 percent in 2018 over 2017. But if you remove the best-selling Tesla Model 3 from the mix, the increase drops to 11 percent.
Greentech Media
January 15, 2019, 2pm PST
Putting a price on carbon emissions is widely viewed as an effective tool to reduce emissions. It can also be applied to help those who stand to lose the most from climate change, thus enabling a socially just transition to a low carbon economy.
World Resources Institute
January 11, 2019, 6am PST
The history of the earth since 1700 has been a history of human land use.
CityLab