Europe

November 21, 2017, 8am PST
It's not so easy weaning itself from dirty coal power, one reason why Germany likely won't meet its 2020 greenhouse gas reduction targets. But they will have plenty of company, though all targets are voluntary.
The New York Times - Climate
November 20, 2017, 9am PST
A visit to Tbilisi, Georgia, reveals that churches are crucial elements in the creation of landscape. Their civic functions are at least as important as their theological functions.
Common Edge Collaborative
November 14, 2017, 2pm PST
Traffic officials around the world are testing 3-D crosswalks in hopes of slowing traffic, and having some success
The Boston Globe
November 1, 2017, 5am PDT
One of the largest landowners in the world—historically known for creating maps of the Earth—the Church doesn't yet have a cohesive understanding of its global footprint.
Curbed
October 27, 2017, 5am PDT
A new book sheds light on maps created by cartographers in the Soviet Union that dove into remarkable detail about buildings, transportation networks, and other infrastructure in cities across the United States and around the world.
National Geographic
October 17, 2017, 12pm PDT
There's a design for a 400-square-foot house spread over three floors.
New Atlas
October 17, 2017, 5am PDT
The small town of Isafjordur, Iceland is hoping an optical illusion painted onto a street will work to slow down drivers.
Visir
October 9, 2017, 1pm PDT
One of the most influential, and controversial, figures of modern architecture and design is more accessible than ever.
Arch Daily
October 6, 2017, 5am PDT
LEGO fans rejoice! Bjarke Ingels Group has made the LEGO house of your dreams a full-sized reality, and it's stocked full of LEGOs.
The Architect's Newspaper
September 28, 2017, 5am PDT
Most metro systems in the United States tend to score high on accessibility, while European systems have mixed results.
The Guardian
September 26, 2017, 11am PDT
Alstom and Siemens are close to a merger in a move calculated to help the companies compete against the Chinese state-backed company CRRC.
Reuters via CNBC
September 24, 2017, 7am PDT
Street art tours offer colorful glimpses of global cities.
The Dallas Morning News
September 21, 2017, 7am PDT
France's Most Contentious Building Getting a 'Green Makeover'
Dezeen
September 15, 2017, 6am PDT
If this solution from a regional planning agency gains traction, New York City may have some competition to become the first American city to implement congestion pricing.
KPCC
Feature
September 7, 2017, 8am PDT
After accepting nearly 200 nominees for consideration, we're asking for votes to determine the "Most Influential Urbanists" of all time.
Planetizen
August 24, 2017, 12pm PDT
AVs are more than a transportation issue and will have significant impacts on real estate. Expect AVs to affect parking, sprawl, housing prices, and transit.
Urbanism Next Blog - Sustainable Cities Initiative
August 24, 2017, 7am PDT
Iceland is the answer to the trivia question of which country is the first to approve drone delivery service.
Smart Cities Dive
August 23, 2017, 1pm PDT
Underwater parking garages have been constructed in Europe, and Boston seems like the perfect opportunity to bring the idea to the United States.
The Boston Globe
Feature
August 21, 2017, 5am PDT
The world has changed since Planetizen crowdsourced its "Top Urban Thinkers" in 2009. Which urban planners, designers, doers, and dreamers do you think have had the most influence on the world?
Planetizen
August 19, 2017, 7am PDT
Danish firm COBE redesigned a former grain-storage silo in Copenhagen into a 17-storey residential apartment building with 38 units of varying sizes.
Treehugger