BBC

September 28, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>Pigeon poop is driving officials crazy in towns across the world -- crazy enough to propose putting the birds on birth control to cut down their populations.</p>
BBC
September 27, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>New British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has announced plans to double the development of carbon-conscious "eco-towns" in an effort to reduce the country's emissions and expand its strained housing stock.</p>
BBC
September 19, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>Government planners in China are proposing a megacity merger between Hong Kong and neighboring Shenzhen to create a metropolis of more than 20 million people, but some fear the metropolis would be too big.</p>
BBC
September 15, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>A report suggests that the only way London can reach its 2025 carbon reduction goals would be to take drastic measures, such as banning all cars from the city.</p>
BBC
September 13, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>Plans to build a dam will bring much-needed economic development to a struggling Turkish region, but will also destroy ancient caves, mosques, and buildings carved into sandstone canyons along the Tigris River.</p>
BBC
September 1, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>With developers readying to move in on the centrally-located Mumbai slum of Dharavi, residents are organizing protests to try to ensure that displaced residents are adequately compensated.</p>
BBC
August 29, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>A severe housing shortage is facing England, but some fear sprawl will result from a government plan to build 3 million homes by 2020.</p>
BBC
August 20, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>Residents of a British town that was recently flooded gathered to demonstrate against governmental housing plans that do not advise against building in flood plains.</p>
BBC
August 18, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>City officials in Beijing have begun a four-day effort to limit the amount of cars filling the city's streets, and many are calling the effort a successful model to use during next year's Olympics.</p>
BBC
August 16, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>A group of concerned, beer-drinking citizens is issuing a warning that more than 50 pubs are closing every month in England due to a planning loophole that makes it easy for owners to convert their bars into more profitable housing developments.</p>
BBC
August 8, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>War damage, fuel shortages, insurgent attacks and a lack of regional cooperation is leading Iraq's power and water infrastructure towards a state of collapse.</p>
BBC
August 7, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>Politicians in England are proposing a tax on flights and freight haulers to help fund rail initiatives.</p>
BBC
July 26, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>In the face of a proposal that would lighten planning controls over some new development in England, a recent report says that making more land available for development will not lower housing prices and will lead to sprawl.</p>
BBC
July 9, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>The British government is working on the details of a pilot program that will create small neighborhood councils that would control public money and make decisions on various infrastructure and civic projects.</p>
BBC
July 5, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>The president of Brazil has pledged nearly $2 billion to improve basic services and infrastructure in the slums of Rio de Janeiro. He hopes that providing running water, schools, and better roads will counteract the high crime rate in the slums.</p>
BBC
July 2, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>Five African nations met recently to approve the creation of a game reserve that will be the world's largest protected land area. The countries are hoping the park will serve as a major tourist attraction and source of jobs.</p>
BBC
June 29, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>The public housing project where reggae legend Bob Marley lived is being re-envisioned as a historic site and tourist area. But high crime in the depressed neighborhood poses a challenge to dreams of a tourist-friendly shrine to Marley.</p>
BBC
June 22, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>A single parking space in a small beachside community in England has been put on sale for nearly $50,000, twice the town's average yearly salary. But some say the price is not unreasonable.</p>
BBC
June 22, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>'Vertical farming' -- the idea of growing crops and livestock in high-rise buildings -- could be a solution to the high environmental costs of transporting food from distant farms to dense urban areas.</p>
BBC
June 18, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>New regulations requiring higher density housing have some worried about the threat to urban green space in the UK.</p>
BBC