Europe

March 6, 2009, 6am PST
As air travel security tightens and high speed rail expands, getting in and around Spain is becoming easier on the rails than in the sky.
NPR
March 4, 2009, 10am PST
The Christian Science Monitor editorializes in support of the VMT fee replacing the gas tax just as the latest federal transportation financing commission report recommends, as Oregon Governor Kulongoski hopes to do, and as some will do in Europe.
The Christian Science Monitor
February 24, 2009, 8am PST
Residents in Venice, Italy, are upset over a plan by the city to accept a $2.7 million subsidy from Coca Cola in exchange for placement of soda machines throughout the historic city.
BBC
February 13, 2009, 7am PST
A BBC story on Paris's groundbreaking bike-share system greatly exaggerates the threat posed by theft and vandalism.
Streetsblog
February 10, 2009, 11am PST
Theft and vandalism have crippled the citywide bike rental system in Paris, leaving operator JCDecaux uncertain of the increasingly expensive program's future.
BBC
February 3, 2009, 9am PST
Following similar discoveries of fraud in the U.S., the Italian government has uncovered a scheme to increase local revenues by artificially shortening yellow lights.
BBC News
February 3, 2009, 5am PST
This three-part series from the <em>BBC</em> looks at bicycles in the modern world -- from Paris to Uganda to India.
BBC
January 28, 2009, 8am PST
According to sources in Europe, the Obama Administration has sought advice from European Union officials about emulating the EU's infrastructure bank.
The Independent
January 23, 2009, 9am PST
A massive WWII-era airfield in Berlin has been closed down, but city officials are looking for ways to take advantage of the large space. New ideas abound -- from a proposal for a "red light" district to plans for an artificial mountain.
Der Spiegel
January 21, 2009, 2pm PST
Coriandoline, a housing development in Correggio, Italy, is the first to have been designed primarily by children. The award-winning neighborhood boasts themed houses and "built-in playability."
Radio Netherlands Worldwide
January 9, 2009, 2pm PST
A giant crossword puzzle has been painted on the side of a 100-foot tall building in Lvov, Ukraine. Clues to the puzzle are planted throughout the city, and the puzzle's answers are revealed at nighttime with the use of special lights.
English Russia
January 5, 2009, 9am PST
Chinese designers are flocking to Prato, Italy and forging a new sort of Chinatown that look more like modern-day China.
Chicago Tribune <http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-090102-italy-china>
January 5, 2009, 6am PST
Plans to construct a replica of a German palace in Berlin are being met with confusion and derision. It's a project that many critics say has no point.
International Herald Tribune
January 3, 2009, 9am PST
This article from <em>Wired</em> looks at new plans to prevent massive flooding in the low-lying Netherlands.
Wired
December 30, 2008, 10am PST
Architecture flourishes in either Paris or London, but not both at the same time, according to Tom Dyckhoff. Now it's Paris' turn.
The Times
December 28, 2008, 9am PST
The new Tom Cruise film Valkyrie features scenes shot in the massive and recently closed Tempelhof Airport, the sheer size of which will pose challenges to any redevelopment.
The Globe and Mail
December 26, 2008, 11am PST
The complex, organic form of Mediterranean towns has been traced to a dynamic system of reproducing building codes.
Emergent Urbanism
December 18, 2008, 11am PST
One lighting artist's work has helped revitalize and make nightlife possible in a number of European cities.
Metropolis Magazine
December 10, 2008, 6am PST
According to Kirk Rogers, European suburbs are not all that different from American ones--they indulge the need for space, good schools, and cars-- and they're there to stay.
New Geography
December 3, 2008, 11am PST
The transformation of Copenhagen from a car-choked thoroughfare to a lively, pedestrian center began in 1962 with the closing of the Strøget, and folks walked and biked in record numbers. Now architect Jan Gehl hopes to spread this new urban culture.
The Globe and Mail