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The economic and social implications of the British vote to leave the E.U. must be used to significantly strengthen the strategy to be approved at Habitat III.
Michael Cohen June 24, 2016

Sadiq Khan, the newly elected mayor, encouraged other city leaders across Europe to join him in signing the pledge, JTA reports. 

June 13, 2016

After outfitting pigeons with air-pollution sensors, a London startup plans to expand the concept to humans. 

April 28, 2016

The mayor says it’s better to accept and manage the disruption going on in the taxi industry than to fight it, Bloomberg reports. 

October 19, 2015

The Welsh capital is studying the feasibility of gondolas as public transport, but skeptics point to low ridership on London’s system, the BBC and CityMetric report.

April 8, 2015

A new development offers 1,486 parking spots for bikes but only 200 for cars, CityMetric reports. 

February 18, 2015

The city has identified more than 70 portions of roads it might want to move underground to reconnect neighborhoods and free up space for development, CityMetric reports. 

February 16, 2015
One effort aims to harmonize the many methods cities use for tracking their emissions, while another pushes the whole field to a new level.
Christopher Swope November 7, 2014

A new Berlin supermarket requires shoppers to bring their own containers while food markets planned for London would cater to the poor with cashless transactions, USA Today and the Daily Mail report. 

November 4, 2014

London’s mayor hopes releasing more city data will encourage software developers to design more apps to improve city services, The Telegraph reports. 

October 28, 2014

The first UK city to join the UN’s Making Cities Resilient Campaign has adopted a comprehensive strategy for mitigating disaster, the United Nations says. 

September 16, 2014

Segregated bicycle lanes will make it easy for pedalers to crisscross London without dodging cars and lorries, Leading Britain’s Conversation reports. 

September 3, 2014

The city will test electric-diesel buses that can be recharged wirelessly to gauge if they should be deployed widely, Transport for London announced.

August 29, 2014

Eco-conscious London is reeling after researchers determined that Oxford Street has worse auto emissions than any road in Beijing or Dhaka, the Guardian reports. 

July 28, 2014

Birmingham is part of a global network of cities that prioritize urban green space, the Guardian reports. 

April 29, 2014

Paris-based Autolib is eyeing London for its next launch of electric-car sharing, the Christian Science Monitor reports. 

March 25, 2014

London finds a way to preserve its double-decker buses while also making them greener, according to Transport for London.

March 13, 2014

Up to 20,000 homes and businesses in the Welsh capital may be warmed by heat distributed by pipelines, the BBC reports. 

February 20, 2014

A subterranean farm proposed for London would grow fruits and vegetables in abandoned train tunnels, Inhabitat reports.

February 12, 2014
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