Urban Planet: Youngstown and other American cities are shrinking to survive

If you are a Bruce Springsteen fan, you might already be aware of the hard times that have hit Youngstown, Ohio. Once a steel giant... Read More

Urban Planet: New York street artists team up with ballet company

Street artists Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller have been putting up public art – often colourful urban themed collages –... Read More

Urban Planet: Cultural museum in China reflects Islamic architecture

The Yinchuan Exhibition Center in northwestern China fuses traditional Chinese architecture with Islamic motifs. The five story 25,302... Read More

Urban Planet: Boston packs up City Hall in truck to go

Boston City Hall has decided to take their services on the road. This truck—which used to be a SWAT vehicle—has been transformed to... Read More

Urban Planet: ‘Brussels Express’ documents difficulties for bike couriers in a world built for cars

Watch this documentary about what it is like for a group of bike couriers – who literally started from scratch – in one of... Read More

Urban Planet: Report calls for examination of American funding for suburban sprawl

A report by Smart Growth America is calling for an examination of federal real estate spending. Currently the American government... Read More

Urban Planet: Romania is growing green sustainable cities

Since 2007, when they joined the European Union, Romania has been pushing towards greener, more sustainable cities. Urban... Read More

Urban Planet: Wayfinding maps encourage walkability

New York City’s transportation commission has installed maps across the city to promote businesses and pedestrian activity... Read More