2 days ago
Cities are putting together the pieces of walkability, but there's still work to be done in completing the puzzle.
4 days ago
The furnishing giant's concept imagines an app-summoned fleet of "living rooms on wheels" delivering everything from groceries to health services.
5 days ago
Life is different in Pontevedra.
5 days ago
In a new book, Hans Westlund and Tigran Haas argue that the global knowledge economy is radically reshaping urban development. Eventually, they say, it'll render meaningless our present notions of "urban," "suburban," and "rural."
Regional Studies Association
6 days ago
Finding the right data in an ocean of open data takes some Googling.
September 18, 2018, 11am PDT
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.
September 15, 2018, 7am PDT
A three-day global summit on climate action in San Francisco, hosted by Gov. Jerry Brown, is unlike other international climate summits in that it features "non-state actors," such as governors, mayors, and businesses, rather than nations.
September 14, 2018, 8am PDT
Google's Environmental Insights Explorer multiplies the power of Google maps for the benefit of the planet.
September 14, 2018, 6am PDT
The rest of the world would only spoil it for the mapmakers.
September 14, 2018, 5am PDT
A collection of drone footage of the world's most beautiful cities, for those of us ready for a deskcation.
September 10, 2018, 10am PDT
As climate hawks gather in San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit that convenes Wednesday, Gov. Jerry Brown, host of the summit, is dogged by critics who can't distinguish between oil production and consumption.
September 8, 2018, 11am PDT
Transport policy reforms help achieve many Sustainable Development Goals, including poverty reduction; access to healthcare, education, employment, and clean water; gender equality; better settlements; energy conservation; and emission reductions.
Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport
September 6, 2018, 12pm PDT
Vertically integrated mobility as a service options can offer great benefit to users, but unless cities create the right framework, it could stifle innovation and competition, as well as making the playing field too difficult for small companies.
Urbanism Next Blog - Sustainable Cities Initiative
September 5, 2018, 12pm PDT
Water is an important part of the thermal energy process – one that we may not think as much about.
September 2, 2018, 11am PDT
Thinking beyond the MetroCard.
August 29, 2018, 10am PDT
With the recent development of IoT, smart meter technology, and advanced weather forecasts by machine learning, we have the ability to analyze usage and load patterns and estimate future needs to help balance the electricity grid.
August 28, 2018, 12pm PDT
A 2016 rule approved by a specialized agency of the U.N. is forcing large ships that burn bunker oil, the dirtiest type of fuel, to either burn a more costly low-sulfur variety, apply scrubbers, or turn to LNG.
August 26, 2018, 11am PDT
Forget the countryside. Urban walking helps people understand their cities while at the same time encouraging urban landscapes where people actually want to walk.
August 25, 2018, 1pm PDT
Falling costs for renewable energy may lead some to believe that coal and other mainstays have been replaced, but they haven't. Adoption of renewables is not yet outpacing growth in demand for energy.
August 23, 2018, 6am PDT
The Guardian sounds the alarm about deadly heat exposure in poor communities around the world.