September 15, 2020, 5am PDT
It is time to make bold, disruptive changes to Barcelona's economy, according to this article, by fueling innovation, sustainability, and policies to improve residents' quality of life.
August 20, 2020, 7am PDT
A happy accident, Madrid may have stumbled onto a bike infrastructure program with great results. Only time will tell if "slow" lanes yield long-term positive results.
March 30, 2020, 1pm PDT
Shortly after the two health experts on his task force estimated that the COVID-19 death toll could reach 200,000 and that no metro area would be spared, President Trump announced on Sunday that he would extend the 15-day guidelines through April.
March 17, 2020, 9am PDT
Six Bay Area counties have taken drastic action to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus. "Please read this Order carefully. Violation of or failure to comply with this Order is a misdemeanor punishable by fine, imprisonment, or both."
November 11, 2019, 11am PST
Cities are built by men, and so too often urban design does not reflect the needs, perspectives, and realities of women.
July 26, 2019, 1pm PDT
In sharp contrast to France's yellow vest demonstrations against fuel tax hikes, Madrid residents took to the streets to keep them free of motor vehicles after new leaders were elected who vowed to rescind the driving ban enacted last November.
June 24, 2019, 1pm PDT
A new conservative administration says it wants to do away with the ban on cars in the city center.
April 9, 2019, 5am PDT
Barcelona is planning to expand on its initial superblock experiment in an attempt to ease the stranglehold of car congestion and air pollution gripping the dense city.
March 16, 2019, 11am PDT
An analysis of retail data suggests that vehicle restrictions in the city center led to more sales and less emissions.
May 16, 2018, 10am PDT
A suite of restrictions under consideration in Madrid would eliminate short-term rentals from 95 percent of the city.
March 2, 2017, 2pm PST
The Pritzker Prize, sometimes called the Nobel Prize of architecture, was announced this week, going to Spanish firm RCR Arquitectes.
The Pritzker Architecture Prize
February 14, 2017, 5am PST
In order to stop new development in areas previously consumed by forest fires, Spanish firefighters are using a little known law that prohibits new building's within a 500 meter (0.3 miles) radius of a cemetery.
December 17, 2016, 9am PST
Spain's capital may build a huge casino, but many fear that the facility will flounder in the way similar mega-projects have in the past.
June 16, 2016, 8am PDT
Seeking relief from noise, pollution, and incessant traffic, the city of Barcelona has a bold plan to repurpose street space. "Superblocks" will route cars around the perimeter, leaving interior streets open for walkers and bikes.
March 2, 2016, 11am PST
Between 2014 and 2015, Spain led 16 other countries by increasing its bicycle mode share the most—8 percent.
November 12, 2015, 5am PST
With a growing reputation for heavy local pollution, the city of Madrid will impose reduced speed limits and driving restrictions in its central core. On bad days, transit will be free to ride.
March 2, 2015, 2pm PST
Officials in the country of Spain have proposed a crackdown on drunk walking. The effect of the law would be to equate the pedestrian's use of the road with the drivers of automobiles.
November 11, 2014, 11am PST
With anticipated rising global temperatures, the need to cool our homes will take a massive toll on our electrical grid, which a team of masters students aims to address with their new wall insulation.
January 13, 2014, 12pm PST
In Valencia, workers will begin removing the sparkling mosaic facade that adorns the Queen Sofía Palace of the Arts today. The opera house's crumbling facade is the latest episode to tarnish architect Santiago Calatrava's professional reputation.
December 15, 2013, 7am PST
Las Vegas Sands and its billionaire owner Sheldon G. Adelson have cancelled outlandish plans to build a $30 billion megacasino near Madrid.