World

19 hours ago
Representatives from nearly 200 nations have been attending the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Katowice since Dec. 2 to work on implementing the 2015 Paris climate agreement. Scheduled to end Friday, it will be extended two days due to discord.
The Independent
3 days ago
The measures of urbanization vary widely, and the differences pose a challenge in developing policies and plans for cities.
CityLab
Feature
5 days ago
The 2018 edition of an annual playlist of songs about places by critically acclaimed and popular bands.
James Brasuell
5 days ago
The new mobility landscape requires a few key roles from government.
Urbanism Next Blog - Sustainable Cities Initiative
December 11, 2018, 7am PST
For a country that loves cars and driving so much, the eagerness to automate transportation is conspicuous.
Quartz
December 7, 2018, 12pm PST
The report from the Global Carbon Project, an international group of scientists who track greenhouse gas emissions, comes as a surprise as emissions had been relatively flat for the last four years. Global emissions this year will increase 2.7%.
The New York Times
December 5, 2018, 1pm PST
Despite statements to the contrary just a week ago, Macron reversed position and caved to the demonstrators' demands that upcoming fuel tax hikes be suspended.
CityLab
December 4, 2018, 8am PST
A new journal article calls out the academic community of planning and urbanism for relying too much on the usual suspects when researching marginalization and inequality, and assuming too much about what makes a neighborhood "normal."
Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research: The Urban Edge
December 3, 2018, 8am PST
Sprawl leads to more emissions, but the economic costs are also high. Policies and strategies that ensure compact growth are essential.
World Resources Institute
December 3, 2018, 5am PST
A 1977 NASA publication laid out a plan for the future of space settlements. The future of space looks very urban.
Greater Greater Washington
Feature
November 26, 2018, 2pm PST
Planetizen's annual list of top books covers subjects in all varieties of planning: urban planning, community planning, environmental planning, and more.
Josh Stephens, James Brasuell
November 24, 2018, 7am PST
The e-commerce behemoth has its hand in everything from warehouse development to renewable energy.
Curbed
November 19, 2018, 2pm PST
Just two years after killing what would be the world's largest methanol plant at the Port of Tacoma, the project has reemerged at the Port of Kalama. According to the EIS for the plant, global CO2 emissions will be reduced, though increased locally.
The Daily News
November 17, 2018, 5am PST
American suburbs are growing, and understanding the evolution of suburban sprawl is a useful guide for the future.
Public Square: A CNU Journal
November 6, 2018, 11am PST
The rise is attributed to Asian nations, particularly India and China, where coal-power plants are newer than in the West. It shows a growing disconnect between energy and climate goals, warned the International Energy Agency.
Financial Times
November 6, 2018, 10am PST
Only nine cities in the world—just one in the United States—have more than 300 kilometers of metro train tracks. Until recently that number was eight.
Millennium Post
November 5, 2018, 12pm PST
A paper published in the journal Nature reveals the findings of a survey of 2 million people in 200 countries on the ethics of the "trolley problem" as applied to self-driving cars.
MIT News
November 2, 2018, 11am PDT
New offshore windmills are taller and bigger than their predecessors, and they will produce more power.
Vox
November 1, 2018, 12pm PDT
Surveys indicate that women often feel exposed to threatening and unwelcome behaviour when using public transport. This report examines this problem and potential solutions from various perspectives.
Women’s Safety and Security: A Public Transport Priority
November 1, 2018, 10am PDT
Nico Larco presents a TEDx Talk on the impacts AVs will have on cities, including impacts on land use, land valuation, and the environment. AVs are more than just a transportation issue, and planners need to prepare for the coming changes.
TEDx Talk