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Innovation means different things to different people. For Bridges to Prosperity (B2P), a nonprofit that builds footbridges in the developing world, it’s a way to help people thrive despite limited resources.
Doggerel
June 16, 2017, 6am PDT
The Sightline Institute thoroughly investigates the use of carbon pricing as a deterrent to greenhouse gas emissions around the world.
Sightline Institute
June 15, 2017, 8am PDT
Fancy renderings of fanciful ideas might make for "internet catnip," but they don't push the built environment toward healthier and more prosperous outcomes. Where have all the good ideas gone?
The Architect's Newspaper
June 14, 2017, 10am PDT
Ben Brown tells us to stop narrowly defining problems.
PlaceShakers
June 10, 2017, 1pm PDT
Too often, smart city technology is described as an innocuous tool, but Adam Greenfield argues the technology acquiring this data will be used to distribute city resources, an inherently political act.
The Guardian
June 8, 2017, 9am PDT
New York is the most important city in the world, but San Francisco is best positioned for the future, according to AT Kearney's "Global Cities" report.
World Economic Forum
June 8, 2017, 8am PDT
A new report from France shows how to deploy urban planning agencies in the pursuit of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals adopted by 193 countries in 193 nations in 2015.
Citiscope
June 6, 2017, 12pm PDT
States and cities are reacting to President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement on Thursday. Three states formed the U.S. Climate Alliance; by Monday, it had grown to 13. Initially 30 mayors signed in support; it's now over 200.
Planetizen
June 6, 2017, 9am PDT
Not everyone is sold on the idea of dogs as "man's best friend," and not everyone is comfortable navigating a public realm where dogs are crowdsourcing their marks. What are planners to do?
Planning Exchange
June 6, 2017, 6am PDT
Project launch seeks volunteers to analyze videos, support new technology
GeekWire
June 4, 2017, 11am PDT
Blame it on the urban heat island effect.
KPCC
June 1, 2017, 2pm PDT
The decision means the U.S. will join Syria and Nicaragua as the only nations not to subscribe to the global agreement to reduce greenhouse gases. Trump attempted to leave the door ajar by stating that he would attempt to negotiate "a better deal."
The New York Times
May 31, 2017, 2pm PDT
City life happens at street level. But some of our most iconic images of cities are focused hundreds, or even thousands, of feet in the air. Our streetscapes are the worse off for it.
Common Edge
May 24, 2017, 5am PDT
Not all ideas are worth attention. What does the fact that ideas like Elon Musk's The Boring Company get so much attention say about the quality of civic discourse, or the potential for planning to improve the built environment?
The Baffler
May 23, 2017, 5am PDT
No one is really sure how many parking spots the United States contains, but estimates stretch up to 2 billion.
Doggerel
May 22, 2017, 1pm PDT
Focusing on the often-overlooked contributions of people of color to the built environment, Dr. Craig Wilkins from the University of Michigan shares his list of recommended reading.
Doggerel
May 17, 2017, 1pm PDT
China is building roads, tunnels, planning trains and power plants outside its borders to bolster its influence.
New York Times
May 17, 2017, 11am PDT
While the study stems from research that found Volkswagen diesel cars had used 'defeat devices' to pass emissions tests, the new study points to inadequacies in the tests themselves, resulting in 50 percent higher pollution than testing permits.
The International Council on Clean Transportation
May 17, 2017, 6am PDT
Christin Kristoffersen, former mayor of Longyearbyen, talks about the challenges and adventures of daily life in the Arctic Circle, and the growing impact of climate change.
Cities of the Future
May 16, 2017, 11am PDT
The ability to predict severe weather events would be a huge benefit to planners, preparing for a new era of resilience. A new study sheds new light on how much rain we can expect, and where, on a warmer planet.
MIT News