January 22, 2016, 2pm PST
Public food markets can be key centers of urban commerce and social life. Late last year, a brainstorming event in London considered how they might evolve to accommodate modern lifestyles and technologies.
January 22, 2016, 9am PST
Reporting from the world's most polluted capital, Julie McCarthy speaks with Ari Shapiro on NPR's "All Things Considered." McCarthy talks glowingly about how successful the two-week trial went in reducing pollution and congestion even more so.
January 18, 2016, 10am PST
Participatory mapping has become an increasingly popular planning tool. The examples that follow highlight how communities are using participatory mapping.
December 15, 2015, 9am PST
Rail travelers are not subject to the same degree of security measures as air travelers according to security experts, reports Ron Nixon for The New York Times. Yet far more travel by rail than plane, and rail has been a terrorist target abroad.
December 9, 2015, 7am PST
London is the stage for one of the problems that arises when encountered with a dearth of accommodations for housing and offices.
November 10, 2015, 5am PST
London Mayor Boris Johnson has tabled strict air-pollution controls until 2020 despite evidence of increasing pollution levels in the city's center.
October 28, 2015, 6am PDT
A proposed extension of a 2013 law allowing commercial conversion to residential uses is threatening to "accelerate the hollowing out" of London.
October 14, 2015, 10am PDT
With market pressures pushing landowners in London to build pricey new flats, local music venues are getting the boot; but does this make sense economically?
October 6, 2015, 12pm PDT
Recent controversies over high-priced restaurants and cafes in formerly working class neighborhoods reveal the deep connections between food and cultural identity.
September 26, 2015, 1pm PDT
An op-ed in The Globe and Mail expresses animosity for the wave of skyscraper construction in old world cities like London.
September 17, 2015, 2pm PDT
Cities like London are losing their creative edge because the small music venues that foster it are being pushed out.
August 26, 2015, 5am PDT
Friday's foiled attempt by an alleged terrorist to massacre civilians on a Paris-bound, high-speed Thalys train has raised fears that a similar attack could be launched on one of America's lesser-speed trains. Are current security measures adequate?
The New York Times - U.S.
August 7, 2015, 6am PDT
If you opened Google to do a search on Wednesday, you'd see an image (the "doodle") of a traffic light and six Model-T era cars spelling out the company's name. It was honoring the 101-year anniversary of the birth of the electric traffic light.
July 31, 2015, 6am PDT
An unflinching op-ed begs a rethinking of narratives that cheer the "Triumph of the City." In the contemporary city, the argument goes, only the rich are better off from urbanization.
July 25, 2015, 5am PDT
Interested in finding the road less traveled by? Walkonomics has launched in seven cities around the globe.
June 30, 2015, 7am PDT
The familiar tales of expensive living in U.S. cities like San Francisco, New York, and Vancouver gain a little perspective when compared to London. Or maybe London just provides a crystal ball to the future of those cities and others like them.
June 23, 2015, 5am PDT
It might surprise many that London does not offer overnight service on its subway system—while cities like New York, Chicago, Berlin, and Sydney do. That will change in September, however.
May 21, 2015, 2pm PDT
After a splashy project recently hit its crowdfunding goals, one write dares to suggest that such fund raising methods might not be the best idea.
May 14, 2015, 11am PDT
As the world's cities grow ever larger, local governments constantly ask themselves which is better: amalgamating into one metro-wide government, or maintaining autonomy among fragmented jurisdictions? The answer remains unclear.
May 8, 2015, 10am PDT
Many cities in Europe are rediscovering their pre-automobile roots, using new technologies like ride-sharing and congestion pricing and old-fashioned ones like demolishing parking lots and dense development. Car ownership is dropping precipitously.