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Berlin is committing to a huge investment in its public transit infrastructure. Kiwi-living-in-Berlin author and lawyer Leah Hamilton writes about it.
March 4, 2019, 5am PST
A new Transit Master Plan will spend approximately €2 billion a year on tram, rail, and bus improvements.
May 4, 2018, 2pm PDT
A survey of recent planning decisions demonstrates that cities are no longer necessarily looking to more and bigger highways to solve their traffic problems.
April 13, 2018, 12pm PDT
Housing prices soared in Germany in 2017, but one city outpaced the world.
January 12, 2018, 7am PST
Ok, they're sneakers, not boots, but a new shoes available in small numbers in Berlin will double as transit fare for most of 2018.
January 1, 2018, 5am PST
The German capital could see a new system of cycle superhighways, an expanded bike lane network, and more by 2025.
May 31, 2017, 7am PDT
Unlike the American focus on luxury personal self-drivers, the European approach favors small self-driving buses that can ferry riders to larger transit lines.
January 4, 2017, 7am PST
European cities have taken a proactive role in regulating Airbnb.
December 3, 2016, 11am PST
Enacted in 2015, Berlin's "Mietpreisbremse" ordinance limits rent increases on some (but not all) apartments. According to this study, results have not been ideal.
March 22, 2016, 5am PDT
As Berlin's neighborhoods continue to gentrify, the buildings that once housed the city's bustling underground club culture are being redeveloped.
February 15, 2016, 9am PST
From Motown to grunge, techno to hip hop, modern music came to life in garages, living rooms, churches, and warehouses. Urban design has been instrumental to what we listen to every day.
November 16, 2015, 7am PST
Berlin's Senate has approved a sweeping reform of the city's housing policy, limiting rents on close to 400,000 public housing units to no more than 30 percent of a household income.
June 3, 2015, 12pm PDT
The Plaza can behave as the community living room. Why is this so hard to get right in post-WWII U.S.?
April 9, 2015, 9am PDT
Researchers at the University of Washington and Humboldt State University have produced evidence value added by birds in urban settings.
April 2, 2015, 6am PDT
Scott Bernstein, president of the Center for Neighborhood Technology, talks planes, trains, and automobiles, in an urban industrial context.
February 27, 2015, 2pm PST
Urban planners like the nightlife. They like to boogie. But one researcher argues that planners should better understand how to balance the positive and negative effects of a bustling nightlife.
January 18, 2015, 5am PST
Throwing money at our housing problems is clearly not the answer, but are there ideas from markets in Europe that might work for us?
November 14, 2014, 5am PST
Are you thinking about playborhoods, playsheds, and free-range kids? Berlin's Kolle 37 hits it out of the park. Literally.
November 10, 2014, 11am PST
Susan Henderson looks to Berlin's delectable shopfronts for pointers. Not from the usual suspects like Kurfürstendamm and Friedrichstrasse, but from the neighborhoods of Prenzlaur Berg, Scheunenviertal, Kreuzberg, and of course, Hackeschen Höfe.
November 7, 2014, 12pm PST
Looking to integrate artisan manufacturing into a residential neighborhood? Berlin examples provide a few pointers, via Hazel Borys.