The new police chief of the Iranian city of Esfahan has decreed it a crime for women to ride a bike or roller-skate in public.
Mark Ronson is the hipster's hipster. He was born of wealthy London socialites, came to renown DJing at downtown New York City hot spots, became a successful producer (he's responsible for Amy Winehouse's debut), released a few acclaimed solo albums, dated a few models, and is now fronting Mark Ronson & the Business Intl, whose debut album Record Collection came out recently. It would be easy to hate a guy with such a charmed life, but he sure knows how to make catchy music.
Smart Planet points us to a report from the Dukakis Center at Northeastern University that concludes that new transit can lead to gentrification.
Apple paid $4 million to renovate a dilapidated transit station near its new Chicago store. Great. But what if you don't live near an Apple store?
The Partnership for Sustainable Communities has announced an impressive amount of federal assistance to sustainability projects across the country.
The world's booming cities are a hotbed for scientific research. They also have big problems that only science can solve.
William Lind thinks Republican politicians should be supporting public rail transit because it makes sense for their affluent (and mostly white) constituency. He also says white conservatives are "not going to be comfortable" on city buses where they are "surrounded by blacks and Hispanics."
It's one thing to talk about designing for people instead of cars, and another thing make good on that pledge by tearing tear down elevated highways.
A model for DIY street improvement comes out of Dallas, even capturing the imagination of Long Island's favorite son -- Billy Joel.