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September 19, 2019, 12pm PDT
Bikes are an important part of many people’s lives, and fostering a world where cycling has a place involves recognizing this diversity of experience.
Streetsblog Chicago
September 7, 2019, 5am PDT
It was long thought that a finite supply of lithium, a key element needed for electric vehicle batteries, would constrain the production of zero-emission vehicles, but the opposite happened: a slow down in EV demand has caused lithium prices to drop.
Oil Price
May 29, 2019, 5am PDT
Rapid urbanization and over-reliance on the inefficiencies of automobiles has set back the economies of urbanizing locations in the Global South, according to a new report.
Thomson Reuters Foundation
May 10, 2019, 5am PDT
The march of progress continues.
Curbed
March 17, 2019, 5am PDT
As the world becomes more encased in concrete, the detrimental effects of its widespread use are increasing in scale and severity.
The Guardian
February 19, 2019, 2pm PST
William H. Frey, a demographer with Brookings, argues that racial diversity is a good thing for the country by many measures. Trump's wall would make it harder to benefit from demographic changes, but changes is still coming.
Brookings: The Avenue
December 25, 2018, 1pm PST
New measures will greatly reduce vehicle traffic in the city center as Oslo moves to put pedestrians, cyclists, and air quality before cars.
The New York Times
December 24, 2018, 7am PST
"A generation ago, Venezuela’s capital was one of Latin America’s most thriving, glamorous cities; an oil-fuelled, tree-lined cauldron of culture that guidebooks hailed as a mecca for foodies, night owls and art fans."
The Guardian
November 1, 2018, 9am PDT
Mexican voters do not want the airport project to continue, and serious economic consequences could follow.
Bloomberg
July 28, 2018, 1pm PDT
More people are biking in Bogotá, and they report the highest rate of happiness with their commute, above people who drive and who take transit.
TheCityFix
June 16, 2018, 9am PDT
Chile's President, Sebastian Piñera, announced that Santiago's rail system will add two new lines and extend one of its existing train routes.
International Rail Journal
April 19, 2018, 2pm PDT
Vehicle fatalities are trending upward around the United States, but Colombia's capital of Bogotá may have some best practices to share.
World Resources Institute
January 22, 2018, 2pm PST
A study of a poorer neighborhood in Buenos Aires reveals that a delicate balance of design, public space, planning, and access are keys to success.
Next City
October 8, 2017, 5am PDT
Nate will make landfall southeast of New Orleans on Saturday night as possibly a category 2 hurricane after leaving at least 22 dead in Central America. It's not so much the levees but the pumps and generators that have city officials worried.
The New York Times
September 24, 2017, 7am PDT
Street art tours offer colorful glimpses of global cities.
The Dallas Morning News
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
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 19, 2017, 12pm PDT
Colombia joins New Zealand and India as countries that have recognized the legal status of rivers in recent months.
International Rivers
April 27, 2017, 12pm PDT
Like his father and great-uncle before him, 37-year-old Caracas native Guillermo Lares is using Venezuela's rural traditions to help himself and his contemporaries reflect on the country's current reality.
Soft City
March 1, 2017, 2pm PST
The sky gondola system built prior to the Rio Olympics has ground to a halt, leaving residents of the city's favelas with little to show for such a grand investment in infrastructure.
DW.com