Jesus J. Lara

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New bike insurance system includes a track and trace transmitter

Photo: Depositphotos.com<p>A new security system guaranteeing your stolen bike back with 48 hours, or you get a new one, is being launched on Thursday …

Insurance

36 Hours in Copenhagen

What a difference a decade can make. Copenhagen today is a city transformed, a polestar across creative fields from art to architecture, design to dining. No longer a sleepy Scandinavian capital, this good-looking city found success by tinkering with expectations. Cyclists own the avenues even in …

Dining Rooms

Back in the '60s traffic in LA was so light a traveling circus clown could cross town in 20 minutes. So what happened?

People who live in crowded urban areas often complain about car traffic and wring their hands over how much it costs in lost productivity. But congestion itself is also a sign of thriving economic activity. Perhaps no city complains as bitterly about traffic as the so-called car capital, Los …

Urban Design

Is Masdar City a ghost town or a green lab?

PopSci Expeditions<p>Tour Abu Dhabi’s ambitious, and incomplete, eco-utopia.<p>Between the Abu Dhabi airport and an enclave of suburban villas is a neatly delineated, 2.3-square-mile plot of…mostly desert. It’s not quite a mirage, but it is a work-in-progress: Masdar City, the most ambitious—and …

Abu Dhabi

How to download all your old Instagram photos and videos

Pulling your photos off of Instagram just got a lot easier.<p>Instagram revealed today that it is finally starting to roll out a new tool that lets any Instagram user retrieve all of the photos, videos, comments, likes and other data stored on Instagram’s servers.<p>Get your data by following these steps:<p>…

Apps

A Guide to the Weird and Wacky in Berlin

BERLIN — The Brandenburg Gate and the Fernsehturm, the erstwhile East Berlin TV tower, are icons of the German capital, not to mention what’s left of the wall. Visitors flock to the Pergamon Museum, the Alte Nationalgalerie and Checkpoint Charlie. Even the famed anything-goes techno club Berghain, …

Germany

75,000 massive concrete blocks will strengthen crucial Afsluitdijk

Artist’s impression: Infrastructure ministry roads department<p>The Afsluitdijk, the 32 kilometre dyke which links the provinces of Noord-Holland and …

Seawater

Allison Hanes: Transportation and urban planning must go hand in hand

Quebec’s new sustainable mobility plan, unveiled by Premier Philippe Couillard last week, is at once visionary and obvious.With a goal of turning …

Urban Design

Cleveland is once again at the center of attention in the upcoming Travel Channel episode

CLEVELAND - Another television host is showing off the city we already know to be cool.<p>Lara Spencer, the host of "Flea Market Flip" and a "Good …

Flea Markets

How to Get From Stockholm, Sweden, to Oslo, Norway

There are several types of transportation you can use to travel between Stockholm, Sweden, and Oslo, Norway. Each transportation option has pros and …

Trains

Residential sorting and return on investments in transport infrastructure | VOX, CEPR’s Policy Portal

There is a strong pattern of spatial sorting of various levels of education. In a study of 1,500 regions in 100 countries, Gennaioli et al. (2013) …

Urban Design

10 Cool Alternative Things to Do in Berlin

Berlin is the kid in high school art class who always wears black and manages to look so effortlessly cool, you kind of wonder if you can sit at the …

Germany

‘It’s kind of like a little oasis’: Montreal’s green alleys have environmental, community benefits, experts say

The little concrete alley off Montreal’s Desnoyers street sits in the shadow of a massive highway interchange, between two busy streets and a …

Urbanism

Police raid illegal Thai orgy and find ‘sweating middle-aged British men’

<b>A group of ‘sweaty middle-aged British men’ were caught with young women when police raided an illegal orgy at a hotel in Thailand.</b><p>Pictures from the …

Thailand

Top 21 Incredible Places In Europe Will Blow Your Mind – Page 8

15. Corinth Canal, Greece<p>Photo credit: Hans Johnson<p>The Corinth Canal connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. …

Barcelona

25 incredible Game of Thrones filming locations you must visit in your lifetime

TV Series

Philly Tops Most Facial Hair Friendly Cities

What's even more interesting is that facial hair enthusiasm from the women of Philadelphia was a contributing factor in the fifth annual 'Most Facial …

Facial Hair

How cities split the nation

The divide between rural America and urban America has become a key theme in our national life — two landscapes, two presidential candidates, two …

Urbanism

Smart cities are the future—and Tel Aviv is showing the world how it's done

Smart cities, digital cities, virtual cities, connected cities. Are these just trendy buzzwords? Perhaps. But these types of cities are supported by infrastructure that is more than bricks and mortar.<p>These cities are smart (thoughtful, people-centric), digital (driven by data acquisition, measured, …

Smart Cities

5 East German Towns to Visit

Lesser-known East German Towns to Visit<p>When people think about East Germany, they usually picture East Berlin. The Berlin Wall. The <i>Plattenbauten</i>. The …

Germany

Oh, Cities: Skylines Is Now Also A Theme Park Game

I was happy enough with <i>Cities: Skylines</i> when it was just about building cities, but it’s now adding the ability to construct giant theme parks as …

Amusement Parks

High prices in America’s cities are reviving the suburbs

JUST as Cody Butler and Joey Trombetta were searching for a spot to open a second branch of their Austin-based fitness boutique, Heat Bootcamp, they …

Urban Design

Weekend of Jane Jacobs studies the life and work of the great American city activist

Design Division, the City of Charleston's in-house design studio, presents four days of events to celebrate the life of Jane Jacobs, an …

Urbanism

L.A. Converting Public Spaces into Public Service Hubs

Olvera Street. (Photo by David Moore via Wikimedia Commons)Part of El Pueblo de Los Angeles National Historical Monument, in downtown L.A., Olvera …

Urban Design

Copenhagen, Denmark - Condé Nast Traveller | CN Traveller

City Breaks<p>Copenhagen hotels: 5 of the best<p>Places To Stay<p>Travel Insider: July 2017<p>Boutique Hotels<p>Fabulous hotels for under £150 a night<p>City Breaks<p>10 …

Travel

Our favourite cities – by four urban planners

<i>More and more people are moving into cities. As growing populations place pressure on urban housing, infrastructure and transport systems, residents,</i> …

University of Sheffield

Getting to the core of the matter

Put a halt to highrises, scrap surface parking lots and make more livable low- to mid-rise places for twice as many people to live …

Urban Design

Top 10 Museums to Visit in Germany

Germanisches Nationalmuseum<p>The Germanic National Museum in Nürnberg is Germany’s largest museum of art and culture. Its collection spans millennia …

German History

Madrid Travel Guide

Best Time To Go<p>Though Madrid is miles away from the sea, the city experiences a Mediterranean climate, which means warm, humid summers and mild …

Travel

Get Shredded for Summer With ‘Imposters’ Star Parker Young’s Workouts

Today’s stars are under pressure to not only deliver lines with Academy Award-level bravado, they’ve got to look like action figures and perform like …

Exercise