United Kingdom

30 min ago
From London to Los Angeles, the punk movement was always an urban phenomenon. But punks needed to fight hard for a place in the cities they called home.
The Guardian
5 days ago
The mayor of London thinks ignoring the dangers of pollution from cars today is just as bad as ignoring the dangers of smoking was 50 years ago.
Evening Standard
6 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.
The Guardian
February 27, 2017, 11am PST
Mimicking traffic cops, local townsfolk have resorted to speed checking passing cars with blow dryers.
BBC
February 27, 2017, 8am PST
One man's noise pollution is another man's symphony.
CityLab
February 20, 2017, 7am PST
A new study from the University of Surrey produced counterintuitive results about the relative pollution levels of commuters around London.
CityLab
February 18, 2017, 5am PST
"Smell-mapping" is gaining attention from urban planners, data scientists, and nature conservationists alike.
Citymetric
February 14, 2017, 6am PST
Public transit agencies don't normally get the kind of fine-grained location and navigation data made possible by tracking phones. London got temporary access to that info at the end of 2016, however.
Gizmodo UK
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.
The Guardian
February 8, 2017, 5am PST
In a growing London, skyscrapers seem to be popping up everywhere, We Plan London catalogs the ten tallest.
We Plan London
February 3, 2017, 9am PST
Stylized maps of bike routes, similar to the example set my London transit maps. This is the best kind of mashup.
CityLab
January 26, 2017, 10am PST
This March, London will start six months of digging for a two-stop extension of the city's underground train system.
The Evening Standard
January 16, 2017, 5am PST
A list of the ways cities will resist the anti-urban politics of the populist movements represented by President-elect Donald Trump and Brexit.
CityLab
December 10, 2016, 1pm PST
London is planning to build multiple "cycle superhighways," among other improvements for bikers.
CityLab
December 6, 2016, 8am PST
Bikeshare programs were first introduced in the U.S. seven years ago. Outside Magazine investigates whether they "are actually benefiting cities and their residents."
Outside
December 2, 2016, 5am PST
Herwig Scherabon is a graphic designer featured this week in The Guardian.
The Guardian
November 30, 2016, 11am PST
Managing cities' sometimes-turbulent relationship with their nightlife, "night mayors" help cities capitalize on an industry that has become a marker of urban prestige.
The Conversation
November 27, 2016, 5am PST
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has aligned himself with opponents to the addition of a third runway at London's Heathrow Airport, citing noise and air pollution concerns
BBC
November 23, 2016, 10am PST
To help its bottom line, struggling UK retailer Tesco is planning to open up its parking lots and the space above its stores for new housing development.
The Telegraph U.K.
November 21, 2016, 1pm PST
Since the U.K. government has done nothing to make Volkswagen pay for Dieselgate, Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, is asking VW to come up with 2.5 million pounds ($3 million) to compensate the city and its residents for the 80,000 diesel cars fitted
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