August 3, 2009, 9am PDT
Disasters happen. Being prepared is almost always the ideal, but rarely the reality. A disaster training facility in Texas is trying to change that.
Popular Science
August 3, 2009, 5am PDT
Builder Fernando Pagés Ruiz discovered by accident that the multicultural groups in his community had special needs that weren't being met.
Fernando Pagés Ruiz
August 2, 2009, 11am PDT
This slideshow form <em>Mother Nature Network</em> shows seven globa cities that are completely free of cars.
Mother Nature Network
July 31, 2009, 9am PDT
The Urban Mole is a proposed package delivery robot that uses existing sewer tunnels to deliver packages underground, taking delivery trucks off of the streets.
July 30, 2009, 9am PDT
Planning technology expert Charles A. Donley reviews a new piece of software that combines the worlds of Computer-Aided Design and Geographic Information Systems to help site planners visualize and analyze their plans.
Charles A. Donley, AICP
July 27, 2009, 5am PDT

Andrea Broaddus
July 24, 2009, 7am PDT
Witold Rybczynski provides an illustrated history of airport architecture on Slate [Slideshow].
July 23, 2009, 8am PDT
This piece from <em>The Atlantic</em> looks at the emerging concept of "geoengineering" -- a set ideas that seek solutions to climate change by manipulating the environment.
The Atlantic
July 23, 2009, 5am PDT
Museums are transitioning from niche cultural sites to community hubs, and expanding their engagement with their cities.
Christian Science Monitor
July 17, 2009, 8am PDT
A review of <em>The Wayfinding Handbook: Information Design for Public Places</em> by David Gibson finds it rich with great ideas for designing new systems, but lacking in ideas for fixing old ones.
re:place Magazine
July 16, 2009, 11am PDT
A new city bike sharing design concept not only gives people access to bikes, but also provides power for the local bus system and even pays riders to do it.
The Christian Science Monitor
July 16, 2009, 5am PDT

Australia, like most of the world, is feeling the hurt of the economic recession. But the rebound is happening, a fact that's especially evident in the building and development world.

Angus Witherby
July 15, 2009, 10am PDT
Cities can expand transit service areas by providing convenient access by bike.
City Parks Blog
July 14, 2009, 11am PDT
This interactive map from <em>Good</em>'s Water issue highlight seven regions in the world that are likely to experience conflict over water shortages.
July 14, 2009, 9am PDT
A paper published earlier this year by a team of professors argues that cities need to learn to become more resilient as resources become more scarce.
ASLA's The Dirt blog
July 11, 2009, 9am PDT
Columnist Frank Gruber seeks to define an urbanism separate from New Urbanism, Post-Urbanism, and 'Everyday' Urbanism: what he calls "Cityism."
The Huffington Post
July 11, 2009, 7am PDT
Citing the important role they tend to play in storylines, the <em>Architects' Journal</em> lists off the top 10 cities from comic books.
Architects' Journal
July 10, 2009, 1pm PDT
While it didn't transform personal mobility and lead to the redesign of urban areas, the Segway has found some unexpected forms of popularity.
July 10, 2009, 8am PDT
Fountains are highly effective at attracting shoppers, say retail operators REIT Macerich. Their annual survey of 7,000 shoppers says that shoppers connect fountains with a positive shopping experience.
Retail Traffic Magazine
July 9, 2009, 9am PDT
In this review of James Lovelock's new book "The Vanishing Face of Gaia", Alexander Zaitchik explains the author's view that, while nothing can be done to stop climate change, there is reason to believe that some form of civilization will survive.