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March 30, 2019, 11am PDT
Designed by Norwegian firm Snøhetta, the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, promises to spread knowledge and promote understanding against the backdrop of the kingdom's dismal record on human rights.
Architect Magazine
January 22, 2019, 2pm PST
The plants provide much-needed fresh water, but the environmental costs are immense.
National Geographic
December 20, 2018, 9am PST
The Guardian's list of architecture's best in 2018.
The Guardian
December 17, 2018, 12pm PST
Representatives from nearly 200 nations have been attending the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Katowice since Dec. 2 to work on implementing the 2015 Paris climate agreement. Scheduled to end Friday, it will be extended two days due to discord.
The Independent
October 7, 2018, 5am PDT
A new report from the International Energy Association projects that petrochemicals will be the largest driver of oil consumption, greatly increasing greenhouse gas emissions and offsetting the effect of electric vehicles on oil demand.
Reuters
May 29, 2018, 8am PDT
Memorial Day gas prices are the highest since 2014, The rising price of gas has already negated the tax savings from last year's tax cuts bill for low-income Americans. Retaining fuel economy standards would increase energy security.
The Fuse
May 18, 2018, 5am PDT
What does the way people commute reveal about the role of individuals in society?
CityLab
April 27, 2018, 6am PDT
Relaxed U.S. fuel economy standards, as Environmental Protection Administration chief Scott Pruitt announced on April 2, would have effects extending far beyond the United States.
The New York Times
January 17, 2018, 5am PST
The UAE has created a storage facility under the desert that can provide up to 100 million liters per day in the event of an emergency.
Quartz
December 4, 2017, 8am PST
Crude oil from Kern County's Belridge field will soon have a much lower life cycle carbon intensity thanks to new solar technology used to extract hard-to-get oil. The renewal of California's carbon cap-and-trade market made it possible.
The Washington Post - Energy and Environment
November 3, 2017, 1pm PDT
The announcement by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to create the mega-city of NEOM would offer a Dubai-like 'free-zone' city.
Bloomberg
September 26, 2017, 6am PDT
A city famous for its oil money is implementing generous incentives for electric cars.
Bloomberg Technology
Feature
September 7, 2017, 8am PDT
After accepting nearly 200 nominees for consideration, we're asking for votes to determine the "Most Influential Urbanists" of all time.
Planetizen
August 21, 2017, 11am PDT
Saudi Arabia's government has made huge investments in the hopes of building new cities and districts to attract investment and tourism, despite past failures.
Bloomberg
Feature
August 21, 2017, 5am PDT
The world has changed since Planetizen crowdsourced its "Top Urban Thinkers" in 2009. Which urban planners, designers, doers, and dreamers do you think have had the most influence on the world?
Planetizen
May 16, 2017, 9am PDT
President Trump will take his first trip abroad on Friday to Saudi Arabia, where he hopes to secure a $40 billion investment for his $1 trillion infrastructure plan. At home, Trump's plan was rebuffed by Texas legislators.
Bloomberg Politics
March 19, 2017, 9am PDT
This year, Cairo is estimated to grow by half a million people, but the city's economy is not keeping pace to support all of them.
ENCA
February 28, 2017, 2pm PST
Just in time for United Nations World Wildlife Day, a new initiative in Israel has launched to identify deadly road crossings for animals by harnessing data collected from the Waze app.
The Jerusalem Post
February 15, 2017, 7am PST
This summer, commuters may have another option for moving around Dubai as a pilotless drone is prepared to shuttle passengers around the city.
Dezeen
November 5, 2016, 9am PDT
A test of a "fully-operational" Hyperloop transportation system is scheduled to take place next week in the United Arab Emirates.
ArchDaily