United Kingdom

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Traffic officials around the world are testing 3-D crosswalks in hopes of slowing traffic, and having some success
The Boston Globe
November 12, 2017, 11am PST
A court ruling in the United Kingdom topples a pillar of the so-called gig economy: Uber's approach to employment.
The New York Times
November 11, 2017, 11am PST
Disease mapping made a significant leap forward in the 19th century, and data scientists and geographic information scientists are still contributing to the public health field.
Sidewalk Labs
November 10, 2017, 5am PST
A long-debated plan to pedestrianize London's busiest shopping street moves ahead
City A.M.
October 6, 2017, 6am PDT
A study of British cities find people living in dense urban cores are less likely to struggle with obesity and more likely to exercise—signs of higher quality of life—than their counterparts in suburban environments.
Reuters via The Guardian
September 30, 2017, 1pm PDT
Uber will appeal a decision to repeal its operating license, but the decision by Transport for London is a major blow for the embattled transportation network company.
The Guardian
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 27, 2017, 2pm PDT
The electric car market is about to have a new entrant as Sir James Dyson plans to spend upwards of £2 billion to develop a car that he describes as "radical and different."
BBC News
September 23, 2017, 9am PDT
The green belts that hem in developed areas in Great Britain are set arbitrarily, according to this op-ed in The Guardian, and the boundaries have outlived their usefulness.
The Guardian
September 8, 2017, 5am PDT
Building Design (BD) a British architecture publication, has announced the "winner" of the competition to decide the ugliest new building of the year.
Building Design
August 18, 2017, 6am PDT
London's Crossrail promises faster commutes and neighborhood revitalization in a global economic hub. But what if Brexit puts a damper on that future?
The New York Times
August 8, 2017, 2pm PDT
Greater Greater Washington has identified a snazzy new app that informs transit riders about the crowd size on trains before they arrive. The benefit to crowded transit systems should be obvious.
Greater Greater Washington
August 4, 2017, 12pm PDT
A new report from Urbanism Next/SCI takes you through a city’s budget—both revenues and expenditures—and describes the areas that will be affected as AVs become commonplace and e-commerce takes on an even larger role in retail
Urbanism Next
July 31, 2017, 8am PDT
Is the movement away from gasoline and diesel-powered cars unstoppable? In response to air pollution litigation, the British government announced on July 26 that sales of gasoline and diesel vehicles would be banned by 2040.
The New York Times
July 28, 2017, 11am PDT
Led by the companies Mobike and Ofo, so-called "dockless" bike sharing is all the rage in Chinese cities. Unlocked by app, the bikes can be left anywhere for the next user to pick up. There have been some hiccups.
CNN Tech
July 21, 2017, 1pm PDT
The Citymapper "smart bus" system will rely on the power of data to meet transit service demand in London.
The Verge
July 20, 2017, 5am PDT
Transport for London has responded to customer requests for a new accessibility measure: a map to help riders avoid long tunnels.
Metro Magazine
July 14, 2017, 10am PDT
The potential of Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data to redefine mapping and modeling will be on display in the city of Dublin, Ireland, after NYU researchers released the largest ever LiDAR data set.
TechCrunch
July 3, 2017, 7am PDT
London's draft Mayor's Transport Strategy (MTS) is available for public review. Mayor Sadiq Khan says transportation is "at the heart" of his vision for a city for all Londoners.
Smart Cities Dive
June 23, 2017, 9am PDT
Planning for resilience might mean more than preparing for climate change, according to this opinion piece. Urban terrorism, in its current, tragic form, will require planners to prepare for the worst.
The Washington Post