World

2 days ago
Greyhound will soon have a new competitor, with an Uber-like business model and a history of fast growth.
CityLab
3 days ago
A new study from MIT makes a clear connection between the intensity of rainfall caused by Hurricane Harvey last August in Texas and climate change, concluding that the likelihood of stronger downpours is greatly increasing.
The Washington Post
3 days ago
President Xi Jinping wants China to replace the U.S. as the world's leader in fighting climate change, yet emissions from China are projected to increase at a higher rate than any other major emitter, according to the Global Carbon Project.
The New York Times.
Feature
5 days ago
Autonomous vehicles could provide life-saving assistance in the event of a large-scale evacuation, if a shared fleet of autonomous vehicles is built with this purpose in mind.
Michael R. Boswell, William Riggs
6 days ago
App-driven bikeshare, without the station, has been spreading rapidly, especially in China. But the system comes with its share of problems, including its own version of the tragedy of the commons.
The Guardian
November 13, 2017, 11am PST
Donald Trump ran on an "America First" platform for president. The latest news from the climate talks in Bonn, Germany, though, shows that it is now "America Alone" in terms of nations who haven't adopted the Paris climate agreement.
The Washington Post
November 6, 2017, 8am PST
In a move that surprised some, the Fourth National Climate Assessment found that climate change is "unambiguous" as opposed to a "hoax," as President Trump has stated, and that it is man-made, largely caused by the burning of fossil fuels.
The New York Times
Feature
November 6, 2017, 5am PST
The annual list of best websites by and for planners (and anyone else interested in planning).
James Brasuell, Chris Steins, Abhijeet Chavan
November 5, 2017, 5am PST
Arctic communities have a front row seat to witness the effects of climate change.
Cities of the Future
November 3, 2017, 12pm PDT
The event will focus on the strategies to empower metropolises and their citizens through active participation, critical reflection, awareness and access. The new Smart Mobility World Congress will be a global mobility hub.
Cities of the Future
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 26, 2017, 1pm PDT
As the internet makes retail more widely accessible, and poverty and density move to suburbs, the difference between cities and suburbs is shrinking, narrowing lifestyle choices.
Bloomberg
October 25, 2017, 12pm PDT
A new study challenges the conventional wisdom regarding the superiority of light rail over bus rapid transit.
The City Fix
October 23, 2017, 1pm PDT
Long considered unfeasible, direct-air capture of carbon dioxide has been achieved by a set of entrepreneurs. Scaled up, the expensive technology could slow climate change.
Quartz
October 21, 2017, 5am PDT
The Lancet Commission study comes at a time when the Trump Administration is rolling back environmental regulations from a number of sectors.
The Guardian
October 20, 2017, 10am PDT
Cultures and geography have created a dictionary's worth of words for water. A new video from Vox maps (most of) them out.
Vox
October 19, 2017, 6am PDT
All stories are purposeful. They’re meant to entertain or inform or inspire to action. If you're a storyteller for a placemaking initiative, Ben Brown says you'd better have a happily ever after.
PlaceShakers
October 15, 2017, 1pm PDT
London-based study ties obesity to sprawl and finds that suburbs have a bigger obesity problem than rural areas.
CityLab
October 15, 2017, 7am PDT
The word YIMBY isn't used in the McKinsey Global Institute's new supply-side toolkit for housing affordability, but YIMBYs will like this it anyway.
McKinsey & Company
October 13, 2017, 2pm PDT
The Economist's Intelligence Unit has released its 2017 Safe Cities Index.
Quartz