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May 18, 2020, 5am PDT
A plan to completely overhaul the streets of London will require a "monumental" effort by all residents of the city, according to the mayor of London.
Mayor of London
May 8, 2020, 7am PDT
Some of the most beloved public parks and essential advances in public sanitation can be traced back to their roots in the Cholera outbreaks in the 1800s.
History
February 11, 2020, 11am PST
Resilience in a post-Brexit London.
Smart Cities Dive
February 7, 2020, 8am PST
Understanding how women use transit does not just help make systems more equitable. It also guides policy and planning changes that benefit all riders.
Wired
December 9, 2019, 6am PST
The known quantity of the EZ Pass system could prevent innovations in congestion pricing that would prevent the challenges since London enacted a similar policy.
Wired
November 20, 2019, 11am PST
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
October 29, 2019, 9am PDT
A new report shows that London's new emission fee, an additional driver charge that became operational 24/7 in April for all motor vehicles not meeting Euro standards that enter the congestion charge zone, has cut nitrogen oxide emissions by 31%.
Smart Cities Dive
September 2, 2019, 5am PDT
Part of a plan to move United Kingdom to renewable energy involves using heat from the London Underground to heat homes.
The Guardian
August 23, 2019, 5am PDT
From Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Sydney, the best—and the cheapest—views are on ferries, buses, trains, and gondolas.
The New York Times
July 17, 2019, 10am PDT
A 984-foot tower, with an observation deck, shaped like a tulip, won over planners, but not the mayor, in London.
The Architect's Newspaper
June 23, 2019, 1pm PDT
Writing from London in an Op-Ed for Seattle’s Crosscut, Chuck Wolfe argues for a contextual approach to a much-touted search for transportation equity.
Crosscut
June 12, 2019, 2pm PDT
It might feel like the world is shrinking as globalization expands, but many cities still have their individual characters and qualities.
Bloomberg
June 3, 2019, 11am PDT
New research from the University of Colorado Denver and the University of New Mexico sheds light on how to make cities safer for cyclists and other road users and refutes some assumptions about bike safety, such as "safety-in-numbers."
CU Denver Today
May 31, 2019, 6am PDT
It's been remarked upon before. Infrastructure in New York City is a cost nightmare compared to other global cities. Accountability is lacking, Josh Barro writes, but MTA also suffers from an "institutional lack of power."
Intelligencer - New York Magazine
April 6, 2019, 5am PDT
Independent cultural institutions provide so much of what make cities world class, and they are a big part of the appeal for people who choose to live in highly urbanized areas. These days, cultural institutions are having a hard time affording rent.
Art News
March 28, 2019, 10am PDT
London's 'Ultra Low Emission Zone' is taking effect in April. Here are the details on the ambitious clean air plans.
BBC
March 17, 2019, 7am PDT
The Safe & the City app uses data to help women find the safest routes in cities.
TechCrunch
January 23, 2019, 5am PST
A network of monitoring devices will bring together technology and data analytics to help inform residents about air pollution.
Quartz
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 19, 2018, 5am PST
A new five year Cycling Action Plan explains London's ambitions to become a leading city for cycling—in the name of the environment, traffic safety, and congestion relief.
Forbes