September 2, 2008, 5am PDT
In Prague, where graffiti is rampant, an art gallery has secured outdoor wallspace throughout the city and invited graffiti artists to use it as a canvas for 12 days.
August 30, 2008, 1pm PDT
In an effort to dissuade jaywalking, police in Shanghai are planning to publish pictures and videos of jaywalkers in newspapers and local TV to shame offenders.
August 18, 2008, 8am PDT
Despite improved air quality, China says it has no plans to continue the car control measures it has enacted during the Olympics to clean the city's air.
August 14, 2008, 11am PDT
The only modern building in Rome's historic center, a Richard Meier designed museum, is considered offensive enough that it may not last in its current form.
August 11, 2008, 11am PDT
As the economy continues to struggle, many expect governments to increasingly look at privatizing roads and other infrastructure.
July 11, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>Chicago's Loop is becoming a hot neighborhood.</p>
June 13, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>Riders of the New York MTA hit the transit agency with $1.2 billion in injury and damaged property claims, seriously impacting the affordability of transit.</p>
June 6, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>Air pollution is so bad in Mexico City that residents have less sensitivity to smells, according to a recent study.</p>
May 21, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>The epidemic of vacant housing is leading not just to squatting, but to people illegally 'renting' out homes they don't own.</p>
May 20, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>While Americans have not turned to the bicycle as a mode of transportation in the same numbers seen elsewhere in the world, some predict that soaring gas prices and increased infrastructure investments could change that.</p>
April 12, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>With one of the world's higher rates of air pollution, Mexico City is cracking down on one type of emission: cigarette smoke. Smoking has been banned in all public places in the city, including office buildings and restaurants.</p>
April 4, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>Capitalizing on the booming Mexican home market and government calls for better urban planning, Mexico's second biggest residential developer is planning six new towns complete with homes, stores, employment and schools.</p>
April 3, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>New research suggests that urban sprawl doesn't cause weight gain in residents, though it does attract people who are inclined to be heavy and prefer to move around by car.</p>
March 28, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Miami may be the first American city to have its police force adopt Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to aid police in fighting crime, a development civil liberties groups are finding disconcerting.</p>
February 15, 2008, 9am PST
<p>The world's largest marine protected area has just been established around the tiny Pacific island of Kiribati.</p>
January 23, 2008, 1pm PST
<p>Mexico City has announced plans to dedicate some of its transit system buses for use by women only -- a move made in response to increasing reports of women being groped on crowded buses.</p>
December 24, 2007, 3pm PST
<p>As foreclosure rates rise across the country, former homeowners are seeking shelter in suburban "tent cities" while municipalities struggle to cope with extra costs and declining tax revenues.</p>
December 14, 2007, 2pm PST
<p>The head of traffic and parking enforcement in Rome, Italy was fired after parking illegally using a fraudulent handicapped permit.</p>
December 13, 2007, 8am PST
<p>Officials in Spain have announced billion-dollars plans to help homeowners retrofit and renovate houses to be more energy efficient.</p>
November 30, 2007, 2pm PST
<p>Fuel costs, environmental concerns, and striking transport workers are reviving interest in horse-driven vehicles in some French towns.</p>