As economies begin to reopen around the world, some cities are taking action to prevent widespread gridlock.
The New York Times
As the coronavirus continues to move across the globe, its effects on shared transportation modes and freight shipping are becoming more apparent.
Eno Center for Transportation
A study of residents in Beijing, China who became car owners indicates that they used alternative transportation modes less after buying cars.
Vehicle pollution is making cities around the world unlivable. Some cities have taken steps to curb auto use and emissions, with varying levels of success.
The New York Times
Examining congestion data from 94 Chinese cities before and after Alibaba's Singles' Day, this study found evidence for a modest drop in traffic following the Cyber Monday-like event.
Failed investments and buildings with no tenants sit on the outskirts of Beijing and Shanghai.
With the Trump administration's abdication of its predecessor's position on fighting climate change, a void has been left in global climate change leadership. One expert believes that China may have already filled the leadership role.
Markets for residential property income of East Asia's most expensive cities are slowing down. The U.S.-China trade war is one factor, along with local controls and a mainland Chinese economy applying the brakes.
The Vancouver Sun
A report from the Global Climate Action Summit on a looming deadline set by the Paris climate agreement: ending sales of new gas and diesel-powered light-duty vehicles by 2035.
Los Angeles Times
A London art exhibit lets visitors experience a simulation of the polluted air from five cities around the world.
In top-tier Chinese cities like Shanghai and Beijing, new population caps have spurred the relocation of residents, many of them low-income, to smaller cities and the outskirts.
Though cities hope for an economic boost, these photos show it's far from guaranteed.
It's not the poor visibility but the air quality, ten times worse than Beijing, that has caused the airline to stop flying to New Delhi.
The Washington Post
Maglev trains are often touted for their performance in difficult conditions and their use of electric power.
A streetcar project connecting Beijing with the suburb of Shunyi is newsworthy from several angles.
Planners for the Xiong’an New Area hope to cure the ills of "megacity disease"
Beijing promises "extraordinary" measures to reduce pollution in the infamously smoggy city.
Donald Shoup, Quan Yuan, and Xin Jiang guest blog about their recent article in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.
After a period of modernization and urban growth unrivaled in human history, several forces promise a slump, or at least a slowing. Maybe it's time to improve existing cities, not keep building new ones.
The latest from China: a concept for street-straddling buses that cars could pass underneath. The giant vehicles could improve worsening traffic and already-dire pollution levels, taking the place of many conventional buses.