Urbanism

Perth's apartment phobia: Why people of the west prefer sprawl over high-density living

The Perth suburban sprawl. It stretches 150 kilometres along the coastline and has a footprint twice the size of Tokyo — but with only a fraction of …

Housing

Denver’s $12 million smart-tech program to unsnarl traffic, improve pedestrian safety poised for approval Tuesday

Much like the traffic that Denver city officials hope to alleviate with the aid of new technology, the road to a future of connected vehicles is slow …

U.S. Department of Transportation

Hope Knight, president of Greater Jamaica Development Corp., encourages new residential development within rich transit hub

President of Greater Jamaica Development Corp. encourages new residential development within rich transit hub<p>Hope Knight took the helm of the …

Urban Design

Nashville mayor looks to move transit plan into reality during 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The new year brings new challenges for Nashville, especially as the city and surrounding areas continue to grow.<p>Mayor Megan …

Urban Design

City councillors divided on Whyte Avenue LRT route ahead of Monday debate

Two city councillors have different opinions on the latest debate on Edmonton’s LRT network — the proposed Centre LRT route that would take riders …

Urban Design

The Latest, $55 Billion Solution to Long Island Sound Crossing: Underwater Tunnel

Tasked with solving the Long Island Expressway bottleneck and handed $5 million to do it, a Montreal consulting firm offered its prescription last …

Urban Design

Travel data suggests LRT not needed in Edmonton's northwest: councillor

Decisions on any new LRT lines must be driven by data and northwest ridership is not high enough to justify a new LRT line, argued Coun. Michael …

Urban Design

DC's Subway Derailed Today - Now They Want to Soak American Taxpayers

DC’s Subway system has a long history of financial and safety mismanagement. But after today’s derailment, they’re going to try to take it out of the …

Conservative View

10 American cities that have fallen into decline

While the overall U.S. population growth has slowed down significantly in the past couple years, some cities have seen their population decline for more than a few decades.<p>These cities have seen the sharpest drop since their peak population numbers — mostly due to a decline in industries such as …

Human Geography

Turkey unveils route for Istanbul canal megaproject

Turkey has revealed the planned route for a 45-kilometer (28-mile) canal through Istanbul aimed at taking the pressure off the busy Bosporus Strait. …

World News

Portland poised to drop speed limit to 20 mph on residential streets

Portland, following the example of Seattle and other cities, is poised to lower speed limits to 20 mph on residential streets throughout the city.<p>The …

Urban Design

To fix America’s roads and bridges, Trump and Democrats need each other

After running heavily on fixing roads, bridges and transit, President Trump is supposed to unveil his trillion-dollar infrastructure package by next …

Opinion

Tread Setters: 15 Wheely Cool Spare Tire Covers

Circular spare tire covers mounted on SUVs and Jeeps double as convenient creative canvases for drivers eager to take their particular passions on …

David Bowie

London's parking enforcement officers handed out an average of 221 tickets a day in 2017

London’s small army of parking enforcement officers dished out more tickets last year than the Rogers Centre has seats.

Southwestern Ontario

Major road changes set for commuters heading in and out of Sunderland city centre

Construction to improve a Sunderland city centre road is expected to start this year.<p>The Northern Gateway will aim to improve access in and out of …

Urban Design

Roswell Park Clinical Sciences Center cited by Urban Land Institute

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center's Scott Bieler Clinical Sciences Center has been named a finalist in the Urban Land Institute New York’s …

'No bad ideas' for animating Sparks Street: Watson

When Jim Watson was working as a young Hill staffer on Sparks Street in the 1980s, he often worked late and found himself walking down the pedestrian …

Cuyahoga County seeks public input on greenways that would retrofit a region designed for the car (photos)

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Cuyahoga County planners are seeking the public's help to retrofit an urban region designed for the car - not bikes or …

Cleveland

City buys Ninth Street parking garage as plans advance to upgrade convention center

Sale is the latest indication that plans are in motion to do something with the convention center.

St. Louis

City launches campaign to revitalize Sparks Street

The City of Ottawa is launching a robust campaign to bring more people to Sparks Street, saying the time is right for the 50-year-old downtown …

Urban Design

City looks to increase accessible playgrounds

The city has identified 16 potential locations for accessible playgrounds as part of a review of inclusive play spaces in Calgary.In a report …

Urban Design

Large bridge goes up on Nicollet Mall for Super Bowl

Super Bowl visitors will be able to see and sample the state’s winter recreation.

Nonprofits

These Adidas Sneakers Are A Functioning Free Pass On Berlin’s Subway

Normally you need a ticket to ride the Berlin subway. But the city’s transit authority BVG is releasing a pair of sneakers that will double as a subway pass, letting you catch the metro for free for most of 2018.<p>The shoes, which were created in collaboration with Adidas, are a flashy set of kicks …

Sneakers

Detroit RiverWalk link features path over water

<i>Detroit</i> — Newly released renderings of a proposed link for the Detroit RiverWalk show it would jut onto the river and connect the 3.5-mile …

Detroit

Philly Trolleys Could Get a Billion-Dollar Upgrade – and We Can’t Wait

A newly revealed plan has us optimistic that trolleys (yes, trolleys!) could become the city’s most modern form of public transit.<p>By · 1/12/2018, …

Philadelphia

To Measure the 'Uber Effect,' Cities Get Creative

Ride-hailing companies are cagey on all-important trip data. So researchers are finding clever workarounds.<p>They’d cut back on traffic, ease air pollution, and complement public transit. Or so they said.<p>But the effects of Uber, Lyft, and other transportation network companies (“TNCs,” in wonk-speak) …

Uber

Seattle’s DOT Is Rethinking Transportation Equity

In one of its first actions of 2018, the Seattle City Council unanimously adopted a resolution affirming its commitment to racial equity and social …

Cities

2018 AIA Institute Honor Award winners for Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Urban Design

It's already time again for the AIA's big reveal of the winners for their Institute Honor Awards, regarded as one of the profession's highest …

Urban Design

Speed limits on residential Portland streets may drop

PORTLAND, Ore. (PORTLAND TRIBUNE) — Speed limits on up to 70 percent of residential Portland streets would be lowered to 20 miles per hour under an …

Portland, OR

Transit has to be king in the 21st-century city

The struggle over Toronto's new King Street transitway presents the city with unavoidable questions: Who gets priority, the car or the streetcar? What, today and in future, is the best way to move the city's millions from place to place? What kind of city, ultimately, do we want?<p>The year-long pilot …

Urban Design