October 9, 2016, 5am PDT
The day after the number of signatories to the Paris Climate Accord met its threshold for implementation, the international community agreed to tackle growing emissions from aviation, which was not covered by the Paris agreement.
The New York Times - Science
October 8, 2016, 5am PDT
October 5 was an historic day, hailed President Obama, as nations responsible for emitting more than 55 percent of world carbon emissions have now signed the Paris climate agreement, the threshold needed for the accord to take effect in 30 days.
October 7, 2016, 2pm PDT
A survey of the long history of poetry connected of the urban experience—from the 18th century to the Beat poets of the 20th century and the Hip Hop artists of today.
October 7, 2016, 8am PDT
Hydroelectric generation itself doesn’t produce greenhouse gases, but it does rely on the creation of reservoirs that release methane into the air.
October 7, 2016, 6am PDT
The Guardian’s new "Gentrified World" series tackles a fundamental—but tricky—question: How can we measure gentrification?
October 7, 2016, 5am PDT
Imagine a built environment that starts from a central location of Scottsdale, Arizona, sprawling outwards until it covers 70 percent of all land on Earth.
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.