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October 11, 2020, 11am PDT
The coronavirus has upended urban life, but it also provides an opportunity to look to new and innovative redesign of cities in the future.
The Guardian
September 18, 2020, 5am PDT
Cycling has never felt more relevant or encouraged in the UK. Since May, the London Councils have upgraded 60 km of bike lanes in the capital city, added 20,000 square metres of extra pavement space, and installed 1,500+ additional cycle parking.
Cities of the Future
September 14, 2020, 5am PDT
Leeds is the third biggest city in the U.K., located in the north of England. While it may not necessarily appear on tourists’ top bucket list destinations, the Leeds City Council is determined to make it the best city in the U.K.
Cities of the Future
September 2, 2020, 5am PDT
The United Kingdom could preempt local laws that allow drivers to park cars on sidewalks. The policy would provide clearer paths for people with disabilities and people choosing active transportation modes.
The Guardian
August 25, 2020, 12pm PDT
Monocle's The Urbanist podcast explores urban acoustic ecology to unveil the sonic signature of the coronavirus pandemic, the Greek island of Corfu, and Vienna streetscapes.
Monocle/The Urbanist
July 15, 2020, 5am PDT
London announced another sweeping round of changes to its transportation priority, further cementing the future of active transportation both during and after the pandemic.
Forbes
July 8, 2020, 10am PDT
From the outset, defining the culture and character of a city is a daunting task, especially when the city around you disappears.
Sustaining Place
July 2, 2020, 10am PDT
Decreased public transit ridership is bringing some transit agencies to consider partnerships with micromobility corporations.
CoMotion News
June 23, 2020, 5am PDT
To help jumpstart the economy in England, the country is taking the bureaucracy out of the planning process.
Financial Times
June 15, 2020, 8am PDT
Separate coronavirus studies from the University of California at Berkeley and Imperial College London published June 8 in the journal Nature show the life and health-saving value of domestic stay-at-home orders, global lockdowns, and other measures.
The Washington Post
June 2, 2020, 12pm PDT
"This is a housing disease."
Inside Housing
May 18, 2020, 5am PDT
A plan to completely overhaul the streets of London will require a "monumental" effort by all residents of the city, according to the mayor of London.
Mayor of London
May 8, 2020, 7am PDT
Some of the most beloved public parks and essential advances in public sanitation can be traced back to their roots in the Cholera outbreaks in the 1800s.
History
March 31, 2020, 10am PDT
A report from Imperial College London, viewed as the "gold standard" by British leaders, was instrumental in compelling the U.S. and the U.K. to enact stronger policies to contain COVID-19. But was it too late?
The New York Times
March 26, 2020, 7am PDT
In a major reversal, Prime Minister Boris Johnson dramatically strengthened his policies on containing the pandemic, ordering residents on Monday to stay at home and closing nonessential businesses. Prime Minister Narendra Modi of Inda went further.
The New York Times
February 11, 2020, 11am PST
Resilience in a post-Brexit London.
Smart Cities Dive
February 7, 2020, 8am PST
Understanding how women use transit does not just help make systems more equitable. It also guides policy and planning changes that benefit all riders.
Wired
January 13, 2020, 12pm PST
Guardian Cities is closing shop after six years as a valued resource on the planning and urbanism Internet.
Guardian Cities
December 12, 2019, 12pm PST
Design firm Grimshaw is developing a Climate Emergency Taskforce. Here's the thinking behind the effort.
The Architectural League of New York
November 17, 2019, 5am PST
Celebrities: they're just like we wish we had the time, space, and money to be.
BBC News