October 6, 2016, 6am PDT
The Guardian has launched a new series on gentrification, resistance, and solutions in cities around the world.
October 5, 2016, 1pm PDT
The New Urban Agenda, which sets a new global strategy for sustainable urbanization, still has shortcomings regarding universal access for people with special needs.
October 2, 2016, 5am PDT
Cities around the world are finding ways to go on a parking diet, freeing up unused space. San Francisco and Philadelphia are two U.S. leaders, while cities like Paris, Copenhagen, and Zurich pursue even more aggressive measures.
September 28, 2016, 2pm PDT
In a review of Jonathan F.P. Rose's new book, 'The Well-Tempered City,' Chuck Wolfe enthusiastically endorses Rose's refreshing world view.
September 28, 2016, 5am PDT
Advancing the politics of public transportation and public spaces is not easy. Danish architect Jan Gehl and his firm Gehl Architects, however, have a track record of success with cities around the world.
September 27, 2016, 6am PDT
Ben Brown unpacks the components of polarization. Recognizing some people are really pissed off for some really good reasons doesn’t seem to help us make better decisions, whether we’re talking about electing a president or planning a park.
September 23, 2016, 11am PDT
Within ten years, passengers flying on JetBlue out of JFK will leaving a much lower carbon footprint, thanks to a fuel composed of 30 percent biofuel.
September 23, 2016, 5am PDT
Tour the history of the world's most famous cities.
September 16, 2016, 5am PDT
Every now and then, it's good to laugh at the absurdity of climate change denial.
September 15, 2016, 2pm PDT
2016 has produced an eclectic, imitative mix of titles to the urban library.
September 13, 2016, 1pm PDT
The chief policy officer of Google's Sidewalk Labs proposes six first principles of urbanism to frame the potential impact of technology on urban environments.
September 13, 2016, 10am PDT
We often think of plazas as rectangular spaces, but unique geometries can create unexpected delight when a few simple criteria are met.
September 13, 2016, 5am PDT
"Policy goals" won't be enough to protect bicyclists once the cars start driving themselves. Strong standards will be necessary to govern the interactions between cars and bikes in an autonomous future.
September 12, 2016, 11am PDT
"My twitter stream is alive with the sound of placemaking," writes Chuck Wolfe. While preparing for this week's Placemaking Week in Vancouver, he explains the importance of PPS-led programming and hopes for various panels, proceedings and events.
September 12, 2016, 10am PDT
A marathon negotiation forged the compromises necessary for the New Urban Agenda to be adopted next month at the Habitat III summit in Quito, Ecuador.
September 10, 2016, 1pm PDT
The Architectural Record celebrated its 125th anniversary by celebrating the field's most significant accomplishments over the same time period.
September 9, 2016, 2pm PDT
"Night mayors" are working in cities around the world to improve relations between city government and the entertainment venues that can define urban living for many residents.
September 9, 2016, 8am PDT
A new crowdsourced map projects asks people to draw their city limits from memory.
September 7, 2016, 6am PDT
A year of political obsession with walls along national borders has Chuck Wolfe contemplating city gates of the past and present. Using the foil of proposed border walls, he examines the historic role of city gates, modern gateways, and more.
September 6, 2016, 2pm PDT
What makes for a healthy place? Kaid Benfield points to density of dwellings, intersections and public transport, plus access to parks.