October 29, 2014, 5am PDT
A recent protest movement to reuse London’s Parliament Square as a space for political discourse has been met with oppressive policing.
August 10, 2014, 1pm PDT
Jason Fargo follows the announcement that the FBI will soon set up shop outside of the infamous and despised J Edgar Hoover Building in Washington D.C. by listing six buildings that residents of cities "love to hate."
July 18, 2013, 10am PDT
An NAS study released July 08 shows that if you live in north of the Huai River in China, you can expect to live about 5.5 years less than those to the south. Air pollution, specifically particulate matter from burning coal, is the primary culprit.
September 1, 2012, 5am PDT
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency warns in a new report that the aquifer underlying Gaza is rapidly depleting, and could be beyond repair by 2020, rendering Gaza "unlivable." Hope may lie in massive investments in a desalinization plant.
September 1, 2011, 12pm PDT
Changes to the planning system in England have locals and environmental groups up in arms.
August 2, 2011, 11am PDT
Arturas Zuokas, mayor of the Lithuanian capital, has taken enforcement of cars parked illegally in cycle lanes into his own hands. In a YouTube video, Zuokas is shown riding on top of a tank as it crushes a car parked illegally in a cycle lane.
July 27, 2011, 12pm PDT
Officials in Moscow are pushing a plan to double the footprint of the city in order to ease congestion and overcrowding. Some worry sprawling development patters will follow.
July 5, 2011, 1pm PDT
Whether in Cupertino, Calif. or Curitiba, Brazil, cities are starting an aggressive move toward sustainability in the Americas. In this evolution, technology, citizen involvement and innovation will play a role transforming cities, Leon Kaye writes.
June 28, 2011, 2pm PDT
By focusing on reducing water use to levels that could be served by its two water sources, the city of El Paso, Texas, has been able to quench its thirst without running dry.
June 28, 2011, 10am PDT
New York's new big plans are actually quite small, according to this architectural review from <em>The Guardian</em>.
June 14, 2011, 7am PDT
As London prepares to host the 2012 Summer Olympics, plans for a temporary basketball stadium that can be removed after the event are offering a new way to look at the event and its potential for creating venues with no long-term usability.
May 21, 2011, 7am PDT
Preparations for the World Cup and Olympics are displacing hundreds of families in Rio de Janeiro. One neighborhood next to a major stadium has been turned into a ghost town.
March 20, 2011, 7am PDT
This podcast from <em>The Guardian</em> explores why cities have grown in population and what economic forces are behind this shift.
March 14, 2011, 9am PDT
As London prepares to host the 2012 Summer Olympics, new rules about its waterways could force hundreds of houseboat residents out of the city's canals.
January 3, 2011, 12pm PST
This slideshow from <em>The Guardian</em> looks inside some of Detroit's historic and decaying buildings.
December 30, 2010, 7am PST
Officials in Indonesia are increasingly considering a plan to relocate the capital from Jakarta to another, less troubled location.
December 23, 2010, 2pm PST
The crosswalk pictured on the cover of the Beatles' album Abbey Road has been designated a historic place in London.
December 22, 2010, 2pm PST
This piece from the <em>Guardian</em> lists a handful of ideas that could shape the future of cities and city design.
December 8, 2010, 11am PST
Ahead of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, officials in Rio de Janeiro are taking on a massive upgrade project in the city's slums.
October 21, 2010, 11am PDT
Kathmandu, Manila, Dhaka, Mumbai and Jakarta are among the cities most prone to natural disasters, says The Guardian.