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January 21, 2021, 6am PST
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo approved a new plan to revitalize the Champs Élysées ahead of the 2024 Summer Olympics.
The Guardian
January 14, 2021, 11am PST
The European outlier of Sweden was embraced by American conservatives as an example of a government relying not on heavy-handed business and social restrictions but voluntary compliance by individuals to reduce viral spread. No longer.
The Washington Post
January 8, 2021, 8am PST
Rather than trying to meet all of a community's needs within a one-minute radius, Sweden's Street Moves pilot program gives residents the power to decide how street space gets used.
Bloomberg CityLab
January 6, 2021, 11am PST
With a diameter longer than two football fields, a new wind turbine design promises to revolutionize the wind energy industry.
The New York Times
December 25, 2020, 11am PST
The latest City Beautiful video shows off the fruits of car-free initiatives in European cities.
City Beautiful
December 15, 2020, 12pm PST
Beginning Dec. 16, all of Germany will be subject to stricter coronavirus restrictions to reduce infections following a meeting with the chancellor and the 16 state governors. Schools will close and restaurants will be confined to take-out service.
Associated Press
December 15, 2020, 6am PST
A study published by a German researcher adds ammunition to the cause of improving housing affordability by legalizing and building new supply.
City Observatory
November 15, 2020, 7am PST
Mayor Ada Colau announced the next step in Barcelona's plan to convert the city center into a "new city for the present and the future."
Bloomberg CityLab
November 10, 2020, 10am PST
Expecting a dark winter, conferences are being canceled worldwide, putting millions of jobs at risk.
Cities of the Future
November 8, 2020, 5am PST
The day after Election Day in America, the U.K. Parliament voted overwhelmingly to impose a 4-week lockdown in England to ensure that nation's prized healthcare system doesn't collapse due to treating mounting coronavirus infections.
The Independent
October 23, 2020, 6am PDT
COVID-19 is leading an exodus to rural areas, according to this article. The shift could hurt the economies of cities, but it also presents opportunities for younger residents and people looking for a more sustainable lifestyle.
Cities of the Future
October 21, 2020, 7am PDT
The medical community is sounding the alarm in North Dakota, where hospitals are overwhelmed with COVID patients. With the governor opposed to issuing a statewide mask mandate, physicians are asking local governments and the public for help.
Grand Forks Herald
October 9, 2020, 6am PDT
Manchester researchers are part of a network of European cities collaborating on strategies to support the aging population in cities worldwide.
City Monitor
October 4, 2020, 5am PDT
The city pledges, part of Eurocities Inclusive Cities 4 All initiative, focus on real actions on key social issues for cities, such as housing, childcare, skills training, active support to employment, healthcare, long-term care and equal opportuniti
Cities of the Future
September 15, 2020, 5am PDT
It is time to make bold, disruptive changes to Barcelona's economy, according to this article, by fueling innovation, sustainability, and policies to improve residents' quality of life.
Cities of the Future
September 9, 2020, 12pm PDT
Angie Schmitt, former editor at Streetsblog USA, has written a new book about pedestrian fatalities, which works to dispel some of the myths about traffic safety in the United States.
Curbed
September 7, 2020, 5am PDT
The city of Paris is taking another step to entice more people out of cars and onto transit.
Bloomberg CityLab
August 25, 2020, 12pm PDT
Monocle's The Urbanist podcast explores urban acoustic ecology to unveil the sonic signature of the coronavirus pandemic, the Greek island of Corfu, and Vienna streetscapes.
Monocle/The Urbanist
August 20, 2020, 7am PDT
A happy accident, Madrid may have stumbled onto a bike infrastructure program with great results. Only time will tell if "slow" lanes yield long-term positive results.
Streetsblog USA
August 6, 2020, 11am PDT
The first chapter of a forthcoming report form VibeLab, a nightlife consultancy firm, makes a variety of pertinent suggestions for facilitating al fresco events and safely regulating crowds in a new context.
Bloomberg CityLab