Europe

July 19, 2009, 7am PDT
Cyclists hear a lot about how much better the biking is in Europe. The Brooklyn Paper takes a look at why, and whether or not the lessons of Amsterdam are applicable in the US.
The Brooklyn Paper
July 15, 2009, 10am PDT
Cities can expand transit service areas by providing convenient access by bike.
City Parks Blog
July 13, 2009, 9am PDT
The Portuguese Coast is one of the most energetic in the world, and is the first country to have a commercial-scale wave energy device in the water. Now, they're planning a "pilot zone" for expanding the technology.
Renewable Energy World
July 11, 2009, 5am PDT
A Russian manufacturer has announced plans to build a nuclear energy plant on a floating platform near the Bering Sea.
The New York Times
July 8, 2009, 9am PDT
Economic improvement projects funded by the stimulus are moving full steam ahead -- in France.
The New York Times
July 8, 2009, 5am PDT
Roundabouts, usually considered a quirky European development, can reduce delays at intersections by 20%, according to studies by Kansas State University.
Project For Public Spaces
July 2, 2009, 12pm PDT
An Italian company is using an RC model submarine to run fiber optic cable through sewer systems.
Boing Boing
June 30, 2009, 2pm PDT
Geoff Manaugh of BLDGBLOG looks at plans for a zoo in France made up of simulated environments, and wonders why we don't build simulated environments for humans.
BLDBLOG
June 27, 2009, 7am PDT
According to the latest numbers out of Amsterdam, residents are for the first time using bicycles for transport more often than they use their cars.
The Oregonian
June 25, 2009, 7am PDT
European cities are experimenting with trains that can switch from heavy rail (to reach suburbs on existing tracks) and street-running fixed link systems (to reach city centers).
City Mayors
June 19, 2009, 9am PDT
Paris' bike-sharing program Vélib was supposed to make commuting more civilized; instead it has become the subject of widespread theft and abuse.
The Globe and Mail
June 16, 2009, 11am PDT
A prison design in Austria that emphasizes inmate comfort and dignity raises questions about the role architecture and design plays in preventing or encouraging more crime.
The New York Times
June 11, 2009, 11am PDT
The future of Paris has been laid out by ten teams of architects and planners. The ideas are broad, futuristic, and innovative, but few are likely to be realized.
The New York Times
June 11, 2009, 5am PDT
Amsterdam has taken its smart grid live, installing solar panels and 300 electric car recharging stations throughout the city.
Business Week
June 9, 2009, 2pm PDT
Italian car designer Pininfarina has announced that it will release a fully-electric, partially solar-powered car in Europe in 2010.
Inhabitat
June 4, 2009, 10am PDT
This piece from <em>Wired</em> looks at the Swedish mining town of Kiruna that is literally picking itself up and moving.
Wired
June 3, 2009, 5am PDT
Alex Marshall takes a look at Spain's recent record of proactive transportation planning, connecting cities to direct development rather than to connect already successful areas.
Governing Magazine
June 1, 2009, 7am PDT
Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood is visiting Spain, hoping to glean some knowledge from the country's recent successes with high-speed rail.
The New York Time - Energy & Environment
May 28, 2009, 5am PDT
Herve Kemp believes that the future of employment in Europe will include a million "family farmer jobs."
Truthout
May 27, 2009, 10am PDT
With communities balking at the purported ugliness of windtowers and solar panels, a Dutch company proposes using nature's own designs.
Fast Company