February 9, 2009, 11am PST
In Wales, the rail authority has recorded a major upswing in near misses at rail crossings. The article is accompanied by a video of dangerous near misses.
February 6, 2009, 9am PST
As long as temperatures, population, and industrialization continue rising, the earth's water supply is in big trouble, as mapped here by German researchers.
February 3, 2009, 9am PST
Following similar discoveries of fraud in the U.S., the Italian government has uncovered a scheme to increase local revenues by artificially shortening yellow lights.
November 9, 2008, 1pm PST
Researchers in Scotland have concluded that areas without parks and green space have an increased risk of death and illness.
November 7, 2008, 2pm PST
In Swansea, U.K., planners requested a translation via email of a road sign into Welsh. What they got back was not quite what they expected.
August 20, 2008, 5am PDT
Using the term 'oil supply crunch' as opposed to 'peak oil', this British report indicates that the oil crisis will hit by 2013, with prices jumping to $200/barrel. It states that the problem is not insufficient oil but obstacles to its extraction.
June 14, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Dermot Finch of the Centre for Cities, an independent research group, says that the U.S. could learn a lot from the U.K.'s urban renaissance.</p>
June 13, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>It's ethics vs. economics in a debate over a proposed casino in Stranraer, Scotland.</p>
May 23, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>A new design for a public bike rack could help prevent crime.</p>
April 30, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>While cities are focused on promoting green 'buildings', planners and landscape architects need to advocate more green city planning.</p>
April 21, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Plans to redevelop Asia's largest slum will displace over 1 million people, many of whom earn their livelihood recycling Mumbai's trash.</p>
February 6, 2008, 5am PST
<p>A train capable of reaching speeds of 224 mph has been unveiled in France.</p>
November 14, 2007, 5am PST
<p>A planning expert in Wales is warning that many cities are endanger of pushing families out to the suburbs by focusing solely on high-density development.</p>
July 15, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>Government will draft a policy to address deforestation, melting glaciers, and energy-efficient economic growth but officials did not mention cutting greenhouse gas emissions.</p>
May 7, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>With strong municipal involvement, the town of Roubaix has attracted textile shops and created cultural places in industrial buildings.</p>
May 7, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>As if Mumbai didn't have enough traffic problems, a Boeing 737 jet was left abandoned on a busy street, only to mysteriously disappear several days later.</p>
May 6, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>A desert metropolis of suburbs nearing the two million residents mark, Perth is quickly draining its underground aquifers to keep its gardens green.</p>
April 4, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>One London borough has taken to charging higher parking fees to the owners of high-emission vehicles.</p>
March 28, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>In 20 short years, the country has become the second largest car market in the world, and is in the midst of a road building bonanza.</p>
March 10, 2007, 9am PST
<p>British planners have green-lighted a dizzying array of new high-rise projects, though some question the benefits of building tall.</p>