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3 days ago
The U.S. is exceptional when it comes to carbon emissions—that much is indisputable.
Vox
3 days ago
The New York Times created a visualization of air pollution that allows comparisons between local conditions and the worst air pollution in the world.
The New York Times
Feature
5 days ago
These 14 books, selected by Planetizen for lasting relevance and excellence in research and rhetoric, will continue to define the ambitions and the shortcomings of the urban planning field in the decade that was the 2010s.
James Brasuell, Josh Stephens
November 28, 2019, 1pm PST
Here's one application of virtual reality we didn't see coming: happy cows and better milk.
CNN
November 27, 2019, 2pm PST
The United Nations announces more bad news for the climate and the role of American society and culture in causing the destruction of the planet.
The New York Times
Feature
November 26, 2019, 2pm PST
The decade wraps up with another engaging crop of highly readable and recommendable books on the subject of urban planning. There's a lot to learn, on many related subjects, among this year's top planning books.
Josh Stephens, James Brasuell
November 22, 2019, 12pm PST
Technology is infiltrating every aspect of our lives, but, according to this article, we shouldn't underestimate the nefarious role it plays in urban spaces.
Real Life
November 21, 2019, 2pm PST
Mobility as a Service (MaaS) relies on technology to streamline transportation and improve access. But apps are not going to be enough for people to leave their cars behind.
CityLab
Feature
November 21, 2019, 5am PST
The history of inquiry into the "organic" nature of cities has revealed findings that inform the practice of urban planning.
Fanis Grammenos
November 20, 2019, 11am PST
Vehicle pollution is making cities around the world unlivable. Some cities have taken steps to curb auto use and emissions, with varying levels of success.
The New York Times
November 19, 2019, 8am PST
A group of ten cities have been announced as semi-finalists in the Smart Cities Challenge sponsored by Parson Corporation.
Smart Cities Dive
November 14, 2019, 9am PST
The particulate pollution released by automobile travel can carry carcinogens to the brain, according to new research.
The Guardian
November 6, 2019, 12pm PST
Urban trees play an essential role in making cities livable and countering the effects of climate change.
The Guardian
November 6, 2019, 9am PST
A surge of oil from four countries—Norway, Guyana, Canada and Brazil—will more than compensate for slowing growth of U.S. oil production. The new sources might cause oil prices to dip to $50 a barrel and slow the transition to electric vehicles.
The New York Times
November 5, 2019, 1pm PST
A new model for expected sea-level rise raises alarms about the need to adapt to sea-level rise in coastal cities all over the world.
The New York Times
October 31, 2019, 10am PDT
The world is noisier than ever, and the long-term effects of exposure are serious. Still, noise pollution isn’t considered a legitimate environmental hazard.
The Atlantic
October 31, 2019, 6am PDT
Sure to stir controversy, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has compiled a list of the 50 most influential tall buildings of the last 50 years.
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
October 29, 2019, 7am PDT
This new action plan and analysis tool can help connect people, increase economic opportunity and productivity, and significantly reduce greenhouse gases.
Global Roadmap of Action Toward Sustainable Mobility
October 26, 2019, 1pm PDT
Global SUV ownership is skyrocketing, with consequences for carbon emissions and traffic safety. A few voices are now calling for bans on the large vehicles.
Fast Company
October 26, 2019, 5am PDT
"Popular games that invite players to take on the role of developer or city planner are a familiar part of the cultural landscape," according to this article.
Land Lines