Europe

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Introducing "algorithmic space planning." The last word in that phrase shows that planners should take notice of the new technology just as much as architects and engineers.
Architect Magazine
July 1, 2019, 2pm PDT
Dublin’s future as a leading cycling city was once bright, but many plans have stalled or fallen by the wayside.
The Guardian
June 24, 2019, 1pm PDT
A new conservative administration says it wants to do away with the ban on cars in the city center.
CityLab
June 23, 2019, 1pm PDT
Writing from London in an Op-Ed for Seattle’s Crosscut, Chuck Wolfe argues for a contextual approach to a much-touted search for transportation equity.
Crosscut
June 18, 2019, 11am PDT
Berlin is committing to a huge investment in its public transit infrastructure. Kiwi-living-in-Berlin author and lawyer Leah Hamilton writes about it.
UrbDeZine
June 8, 2019, 11am PDT
What the city of Amsterdam will gain by removing cars from on-street parking space.
CityLab
June 3, 2019, 12pm PDT
Copenhagen may have already met its bicycling goal of 50 percent of modal share for commuting, but it needs to improve the share for all trips. With less funding available, the city is pursuing low cost strategies, such as auto parking removal.
Forbes
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