World

February 6, 2017, 11am PST
Google Maps and other navigation and mapping apps have done a lot to inspire and educate people to make the most of their surroundings. New changes to the Google Maps app will add new functionality for those purposes.
Google
February 1, 2017, 5am PST
Susan Henderson shares some thoughts about the alignment of issues contributing to well-being in cities.
PlaceShakers
January 27, 2017, 5am PST
Street networks and city blocks, reduced to their fundamental attributes, reveal the vast differences between cities.
Geoff Boeing
January 25, 2017, 8am PST
The ease with which we make friends as adults matters. Not just on a personal level but to the communities that ensure our survival. Scott Doyon takes a crack at explaining.
PlaceShakers
January 24, 2017, 1pm PST
From the mid-19th century to the early 1980s, playgrounds were designed public spaces that would likely horrify parents today. Swiss urban planner Gabriela Burkhalter has studied how these public spaces have evolved over the years.
CityLab
January 23, 2017, 7am PST
Just because a study says density is more effective than energy system retrofits in reducing emissions, doesn't mean that we have to settle for just one.
Grist
January 17, 2017, 1pm PST
The "Monitoring Global Urban Expansion Program" gathers and analyzes data on 200 cities around the world. The "Atlas of Urban Expansion" presents the program's preliminary results.
Atlas of Urban Expansion
January 17, 2017, 11am PST
When nature is integrated into urbanism, wellness surges. Hazel Borys looks at the benefits.
PlaceShakers
January 11, 2017, 11am PST
The concept of the circular economy is starting to take hold on governments and business throughout the world. Peter Moskowitz discusses the various ways the concept is being translated into practical, real-world solutions.
Doggerel
January 10, 2017, 8am PST
Treepedia is MIT's effort to collect a complete resource on the tree cover of city streets.
CityLab
January 6, 2017, 9am PST
Walkability and density have been studied closely, and now their worth has been quantified and proven, according to Brent Toderian in a piece for Metro Toronto.
Metro Toronto
January 6, 2017, 8am PST
Changing demographics and preferences in eldercare have millions planning to age in place, this will have big implications for our communities and our policy makers.
CityLab
January 6, 2017, 7am PST
Plans that focus on giving funds to renters and home buyers won't make housing affordable, and can inflate housing prices and rents.
City Observatory
January 4, 2017, 2pm PST
Demographic change means older city dwellers. Entrepreneurs and developers are searching for better ways to serve this community.
The Guardian
January 4, 2017, 7am PST
European cities have taken a proactive role in regulating Airbnb.
Quartz
January 2, 2017, 5am PST
It's been 500 years since Thomas More penned his classic Utopia. With the benefit of hindsight, Los Angeles area planner, Jodie Sackett, reviews some of the key ingredients More believed necessary for a utopian society.
UrbDeZine
January 1, 2017, 9am PST
All good transit wonks have an opinion on proof of payment.
Wired
December 30, 2016, 7am PST
Mass timber is called the first new way to construct tall buildings in 100 years.
New York Magazine
December 29, 2016, 12pm PST
The idea that 2016 was an unequivocally and uniformly bad year is getting thrown around very casually these days. Here are a few reasons for why that narrative is overstated.
The Washington Post
December 20, 2016, 2pm PST
Dezeen presents a not-so-humble list of the ten best skyscrapers opened to the public in 2016.
Dezeen