3 days ago
While much has been made of the suburban shopping mall's decline, successful urban retail spaces are taking their inspiration from the humble city street.
4 days ago
Immigrants, both documented and undocumented, are a growing factor in the demand for new housing. In the long term (or sooner), the Trump Administration's hard line on newcomers could lead to instability for the rest of us.
March 15, 2017, 2pm PDT
The city of Berkeley is suffering the consequences of the urban revival—soaring housing costs and humanitarian crises don't reconcile with the city's famously progressive politics.
March 8, 2017, 8am PST
Headlined by vertical (and horizontal) sprawl in China, India, and elsewhere, the global building boom requires vast quantities of concrete and asphalt. And to get those materials, sand must be taken from the environment.
February 24, 2017, 11am PST
Vietnam's capital is internationally known for pollution and traffic, the government is trying to take on both with a rapid transit bus system, but many remain skeptical.
February 8, 2017, 10am PST
With a high number of elderly residents, the London suburb of Purley has taken steps to become "dementia-friendly." There's no single definition of what that means, but community awareness and education are a focus.
January 31, 2017, 10am PST
Santa Monica is testing out a 'Tinder-like' application for approving or disapproving of developments.
January 29, 2017, 9am PST
It's the antithesis of what former President Obama and his predecessors did when they gave federal lands and waters more protection. But don't blame Trump's executive actions for this one (not yet, anyway), as it's being proposed by Congress.
January 4, 2017, 2pm PST
Demographic change means older city dwellers. Entrepreneurs and developers are searching for better ways to serve this community.
December 23, 2016, 11am PST
A bike path in the Netherlands has been generating solar power since 2014, but the first example of a solar roadway built for cars opened this week in France.
December 9, 2016, 2pm PST
Sometimes you have to stop and laugh about the big problem with no immediate nor obvious solution. You might even learn something while doing it.
December 7, 2016, 11am PST
Mexico City, Paris, Madrid, and Athens will ban diesel cars and vans by 2025.
December 7, 2016, 8am PST
Beggars can be found in cities around the world, but the laws and philosophies that cities use to deal with these people are different.
December 2, 2016, 5am PST
Herwig Scherabon is a graphic designer featured this week in The Guardian.
November 24, 2016, 7am PST
A new book examines the potential for coexistence between indigenous people and the post-development ethos of 21st century planning practice. Canada and Australia provide the case studies, but surely U.S. planners should also heed these lessons.
November 21, 2016, 5am PST
A fractured rail is suspected as the cause of the worst train crash in India since 2010. The Indore-Patna Express train derailed near Kanpur in northern India. At least 200 are injured.
October 31, 2016, 7am PDT
How making public transportation cost-free has—and hasn't—benefited Estonia's capital city.
October 25, 2016, 5am PDT
An EU irective calls for charging stations in all new European homes.
October 14, 2016, 10am PDT
San Francisco's Proposition Q, up for vote this November, would place additional limits on homeless camping in the city.
October 7, 2016, 2pm PDT
A survey of the long history of poetry connected of the urban experience—from the 18th century to the Beat poets of the 20th century and the Hip Hop artists of today.