How the credit card was invented.

Publication: 99% Invisible

Self-reported data about nearly every aspect of life combines with graphic design in Nicholas Felton's Annual Reports.

Publication: 99% Invisible

Students in the Los Angeles Unified School District may soon be attending football games and band concerts in buildings with the name of corporate sponsors plastered on them. The school board has agreed to sell the naming rights to its buildings in hopes of raising much-needed revenue, but the plan has its detractors.

Population growth slows in the U.S., air quality rules challenge density in California, and farmers look at Detroit as a new agricultural center -- all on this week's Planetizen News Brief, produced for Smart City Radio.

Publication: Planetizen

Transit dips in 2008, Buffalo preserves by neglect, and San Francisco expands its borders -- all on this week's Planetizen News Brief, produced for Smart City Radio.

Publication: Planetizen

A Harvard expansion stalls out, carpoolers get tolled in San Francisco, and Philadelphia has officially grown in population -- all on this week's Planetizen News Brief, produced for Smart City Radio.

Publication: Planetizen

A fast train from France to Spain, U.S. city folk get rural, and officials hope to pull people to cities by funding urban parks -- all on this week's Planetizen News Brief, produced for Smart City Radio.

Publication: Planetizen

Atlantic Yards moves ahead, CityCentre cuts ribbons, and the DOT throws money at buses and streetcars -- all on this week's Planetizen News Brief, produced for Smart City Radio.

Publication: Planetizen

Americans are furious about paying $4 a gallon, but the pump price in Britain is more than twice that. In California, lawmakers are considering a bill where drivers in car-happy Los Angeles County pay higher fees to fund public transportation projects.

As part of a monthly series, we present a summary and analysis of some of the most interesting news to appear on Planetizen over the month of November 2006. This is the transcript of an audio segment that originally aired on the nationally syndicated radio program "Smart City".

Publication: Planetizen