World

Feature
4 hours ago
The world has changed since Planetizen crowdsourced its "Top Urban Thinkers" in 2009. Which urban planners, designers, doers, and dreamers do you think have had the most influence on the world?
Planetizen
3 days ago
Changes to the BRTData.org criteria means fewer systems and corridors are considered to bus rapid transit.
The City Fix
5 days ago
A new study from researchers at the International Monetary Fund finds the cost of doing fossil fuel business.
The Guardian
August 10, 2017, 10am PDT
Scientist are concerned that a congressionally mandated climate assessment, originally authorized under President George H.W. Bush, may not be released by the Trump Administration because it contradicts their rejection of climate science.
The New York Times
August 8, 2017, 12pm PDT
Programs that make folks pay for garbage services based on how much they throw away can cut down trash in landfills. Designers are looking for ways to adapt these programs to multiunit buildings.
Medium
August 5, 2017, 1pm PDT
Depressed by city planning in your neck of the woods? Ben Brown says to lower your expectations.
PlaceShakers
August 4, 2017, 2pm PDT
Autonomous Rail Transit (ART) was created to provide affordable mass transit for communities that find fixed rail investments outside of their price range.
Modern Cities
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
August 3, 2017, 11am PDT
Decades ago, Walter Benjamin theorized that pretty much everything could be reproduced—and, therefore, nothing was unique. This dismal conclusion, however true it may be, ignores the uniqueness of landscape.
Common Edge Collaborative
August 3, 2017, 6am PDT
David Yager, an oil industry consultant, writes that recent reports predicting electric vehicles will eventually outsell those with internal combustion engines are vastly exaggerated, notwithstanding national bans on future sales of such cars.
Business Insider
July 31, 2017, 11am PDT
Richard Florida argues that policies in cities around the world are making it harder on those most in need of housing.
CityLab
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 29, 2017, 7am PDT
As the arrival of autonomous vehicles (AVs) becomes more of a reality, cities need to start considering how this new technology will affect streets and street networks. This brief guide provides an overview and resources on this topic.
Urbanism Next Blog - Sustainable Cities Initiative
July 28, 2017, 12pm PDT
The Global 100% Renewable Energy campaign is one voice encouraging cities to adopt entirely renewable sources of energy. It recommends decentralized energy systems like rooftop solar.
Citiscope
July 28, 2017, 8am PDT
We don't usually think zoning when considering farmland preservation, but Hazel Borys shares are a few thoughts that may help.
PlaceShakers
July 25, 2017, 2pm PDT
The question of whether self-driving cars will make streets and roads a safer place for humans depends on whether technology can protect the most vulnerable users.
National Public Radio
Feature
July 25, 2017, 5am PDT
Tourists are often drawn to downtown museums, sightseeing tours, and high-end restaurants. But if these travelers want to truly understand a city’s full story, they may need to take a bit of a detour.
Tara Lerman
July 21, 2017, 11am PDT
A new map presents two scenarios: the temperature in 2100 if recent emissions trends continue unabated, and the temperature in 2100 with moderate emissions cuts.
Climate Central
July 20, 2017, 2pm PDT
While the fame and the glory might go to the first companies that bring self-driving cars to the market, the companies that provide the detailed, constantly changing maps will make a lot of money.
PC Magazine
July 20, 2017, 10am PDT
Have NIMBYs and YIMBYs arguing in your neighborhood? Scott Doyon talks residential development.
PlaceShakers