America Has a Lot of Parking Spaces. It's a Problem.

Just over 76 percent of U.S. workers usually drove alone to their place of employment in 2016,<p>according to the Census Bureau 1 — a percentage that has changed little over the past decade. Those 115 million drivers all needed somewhere to put their cars, sport utility vehicles and pickups while they …

Urban Design

Can L.A.'s Frogtown Survive Gentrification?

Frogtown is one whole contradiction occupying a weird gentrification grey zone where I can’t decide if it’s ugly or pretty, coming or going.<p>There’s a …

Urban Design

5 of the best unbuilt transportation projects in the 20th century

Cincinnati wanted to have a subway.<p><i>Jonathan Warren/Wikimedia Commons</i><p>While Cincinnati has a bike share and a bus system, it had real dreams for a …

Urban Design

Former city councilman pushes for Erie Lightway project

The plan would refurbish downtown railroad underpasses with new paint, landscaping and a multicolored lighting system.<p>David Brennan first pitched the …

Urban Design

Rome's Subway Expansion Reveals Artifacts From The Ancient Past

Support the news<p>All roads may lead to Rome, but once you get there, good luck taking the subway. The sprawling metropolis is expanding its mass …


Elon Musk's Most Exciting Company Is Boring

<b>UNDER THE WARM ASPHALT</b> of West Los Angeles, beneath bumper-to-bumper traffic and swaying palm trees, Elon Musk is searching for answers. There, a …

Urban Design

Pave over the subway? Cities face tough bets on driverless-car future

Autonomous cars have entered policy debates — if not car lots — with remarkable speed. And everyone agrees that making the wrong bets now would be …

Autonomous Cars

Akron’s Bowery Development gets needed backing; brewery, restaurants may be part of downtown mix


The portfolio approach

Do you favour beach, city or rural destinations?<p>City and rural. I keep returning to my two favourite cities, Reykjavik and Addis Ababa. They’re such …


Supervisors to consider three large housing projects

The first three of seven large housing developments proposed to be built in various parts of unincorporated San Diego County will go before the Board …

Urban Design

Albuquerque in the middle of the pack for park access

City hopes new park will improve ranking of 40th out of 100 U.S. cities

Urban Design

Gridlock Guy: Our city’s parking problems are a reflection of our traffic woes

Atlanta gets more flack than Roberta about how slow its traffic moves. While rush hour, lack of mass transit, and often just plain sloppy …

Urban Design

Improved access to all Metro stations in Bengaluru soon

By Express News Service<p>BENGALURU: Urban commuters will soon be provided with improved access to the metro train. ‘Wicked Ride’ was one among the four …


Group studying transit options to get around Hartsfield area easier

Mobility in the area around Hartsfield-Jackson International must be improved before the southside of Atlanta can live up to its potential, leaders …

Urban Design

Mumbai: Upcoming Metro corridors may not get first class coaches as planned

Mumbaikars wanting to travel in the upcoming Metro corridors may not get a separate first class coach in those that are under construction, as …


City planning: Density is destiny

Market forces propel it, and policy demands the Twin Cities and their suburbs plan for it. But we live in an age of denial.

Urban Design

Inwood residents say rezoning plan is an ‘ethnic cleansing’

Nestled next to the Harlem River at the tip of Manhattan, Inwood is on the brink of change.<p>Once a refuge from the rest of the borough’s unrelenting …

City Politics

Open Streets Days Re-Think Public Spaces in Cape Town | Creative Cities Network

<b>Between October 2018 and March 2019, the Open Streets Days, which entail the temporary closure of a major street in Cape Town, will encourage</b> …

Cape Town

2018 Structures Awards: Wekiva Parkway wins top Orlando transportation honors - Orlando Business Journal

By Anjali Fluker <br>– Associate Managing Editor, Orlando Business Journal<p>Jul 19, 2018, 4:19pm EDT<p>The Central Florida Expressway Authority finally can …


Downtown intersection opens ahead of schedule ahead of schedule after manhole was discovered

DOWNTOWN -- A downtown intersection that closed on Thursday due to a manhole collapse has reopened earlier than expected.<p>The intersections of …


Caste segregation still prevalent in cities: Study

Express News Service<p>BENGALURU: A study by the Centre for Public Policy, Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru, has claimed that caste-based …

India News

Fixing roads top spending priority for Winnipeggers: Survey

Fixing the roads remains a top capital spending priority for Winnipeggers, according to a recent survey.<p>The 2018 Citizen Survey found 43% of …


Mumbai: Metro work blocks Link Road at night

Motorists, brace for blocks on stretches of the Link Road all through the night, from midnight to 6 in the morning. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation …

India News

Tulare County Planning Commission deadlocks over cannabis ordinance

<b>Planning commission votes 3-3 on change of cannabis ordinance countywide, moves to board of supervisors without recommendation</b><p>By Paul Myers …


Key Road SE in DeKalb closed beginning Monday

by Ty Tagami<p>More than 800,000 students will return to schools in metro Atlanta by early August, and they and their parents will see some changes, as …

Pizza Hut

How Can Cities Succeed in the 21st Century? Focus on Community.

How Can Cities Succeed in the 21st Century?<p>Enterprising workers are moving to cities in droves. But as economic forces threaten to pull us apart, transforming work and life as we know it, we must embrace community and pave the way for a rising generation of entrepreneurs.<p>Illustrations by Doug John …

Los Angeles

Taller buildings and micro-units? North Beach’s new hub isn’t making everyone happy

North Beach’s new main street might include tiny apartments, 200-foot towers and homes that double as businesses.<p>This vision for the “Town Center” …

Urban Design

Alamo monument must relocate for $450M plan

SAN ANTONIO -- Arguments over the city's Cenotaph have historians and planners taking up sides weeks before a new rendering of the Alamo Master Plan …


Baguio mayor blasts viral post saying Burnham Park now a ‘parking lot’

MANILA—Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan on Saturday cleared the air surrounding a social media post alleging that Burham Park has been turned into …

Social Media

SkyTrain along Fraser Highway to Langley will cost $2.9 billion, says TransLink

For the first time, Metro Vancouver’s public transit authority has provided a glimpse of the costs and possible designs of the elevated SkyTrain and …

Urban Design