August 24, 2011, 2pm PDT
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gave approval to kayakers and canoeists to paddle down a 1.5 mile strip of the L.A. River that is deemed by the federal government safe enough for public recreation, reports Michael Martinez for CNN.
August 18, 2011, 1pm PDT
The Manchester Ship Canal has gone underused for shipping goods for decades, but is now having a resurgence with the realization that barge freight can greatly reduce carbon emissions.
June 30, 2011, 7am PDT
The personally rewarding and healthy activity of urban farming continues to solidify a foothold on Hong Kong high rises, in spite of the lack of support from the government.
May 10, 2011, 12pm PDT
CNN does a roundup that includes obvious leaders like Amsterdam and some less predictable choices like Chicago and Bogota, Colombia.
February 11, 2011, 6am PST
Between 2,000 and 3,000 people have taken over the Grande Hotel in Beira, Mozambique, and turned it into a small community of squatters.
February 5, 2011, 11am PST
With GPS technology ubiquitous, the lighthouse perched high on a cliff may soon become a relic.
December 19, 2010, 1pm PST
Streetcars are increasingly seen as boons to local economies. And with a $130 million federal fund aimed at streetcar projects, some are expecting more systems to develop, according to this article. Others, though, still question the investment.
December 15, 2010, 8am PST
CNN profiles the "Air Pod", a tiny three-wheeled vehicle that runs on compressed air [Video]
November 20, 2010, 5am PST
Two artists have teamed with a favela in Rio de Janeiro to use bright colors to re-frame the slum as a more vibrant area.
November 19, 2010, 8am PST
The nonprofit urban planning group SHIFTboston has unveiled the results of their competition to imagine a lunar city that might be feasible by 2069 [slideshow].
November 13, 2010, 11am PST
Officials in Finland are building a nuclear waster storage facility that is designed to last for at least 100,000 years.
November 11, 2010, 11am PST
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood recently warned incoming Republican governors in Wisconsin and Ohio that dedicated stimulus funds must be spent on high-speed rail or returned, CNN reports.
November 9, 2010, 6am PST
Aerial photographs by photographer Christoph Gielen turn sprawl into beautiful, abstracted images.
October 13, 2010, 5am PDT
The human-powered monorail concept Shweeb recently gained a huge boost from a $1 million investment from Google, but urban thinkers question the relevance of the unusual transportation system.
October 10, 2010, 11am PDT
CNN's Richard Quest takes an incredulous look at the changes brewing in Los Angeles as downtown revitalizes and the city densifies.
October 8, 2010, 8am PDT
New Jersey governor Chris Christie has cancelled a proposed $8.7 billion tunnel under the Hudson connecting his state with New York City.
September 28, 2010, 5am PDT
Manufacturing jobs have increased 1.6% since the beginning of the year, twice as fast as other job types. Could manufacturing return to U.S. cities?
August 22, 2010, 5am PDT
As high speed rail projects begin to take shape across America, commuters are anticipating eased travel but skeptics remain critical.
April 30, 2010, 10am PDT
In this video report from CNN, Detroit politicians and residents voice both opposition and support for the plan to demolish up to 3,000 abandoned homes and densify remaining housing.
April 29, 2010, 12pm PDT
Wang Jun, author of two best-selling books on urban history and planning in China, became an advocate of historic preservation after watching Beijing's old city destroyed and rebuilt as skyscrapers.