06 Mar 2015

Most Livable Cities 2015, Vienna Tops The List Again

Vienna, Austria remained at the top of Mercer’s Quality of Living Rankings in 2015, boasting the

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11 Apr 2018

Here’s What Makes These 10 Cities The World’s Most Livable

From Vienna to Auckland, these are the cities with the highest quality of living, according

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19 Sep 2018

Why Cities Rule The World

Cities are the 21st century’s dominant form of civilization — and they’re where humanity’s struggle for survival

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12 Sep 2018

More Rain, More Development Spell Disaster For Some U.S. Cities

There’s more rain falling on some parts of the U.S. than there used to be,

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16 May 2018

Copenhagen Mastermind Jan Gehl Isn’t Sold On ‘Smart’ Cities

Architect and planner Jan Gehl looks back on how he helped transform Copenhagen into one

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30 Jan 2018

How Slums Can Inspire The Micro-Cities Of The Future

Soon, one third of humanity will live in a slum. Our cities are at breaking

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26 Jan 2018

Smart Cities That Are Bastions For Tech Jobs, 2018

 Smart city growth is at a tipping point, and there are plenty of jobs

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13 Sep 2017

16 Ways to Design a Better Intersection—And Better Cities

IF YOU THINK the only purpose of intersections is to move cars past each other, you

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13 Jul 2017

Why Cities Are Where They Are

Politics and history aside, the single best place on Earth to build a city may

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01 Jun 2017

The Top 10 Best US Cities For Entrepreneurs

You might joke that entrepreneurs tend to live at their businesses. The level of dedication

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04 Jan 2017

Six Beautiful Cities We’ll Create 100 Years From Now

Utopia, a book by English statesman, lawyer and clergyman Thomas More (1487-1535), turns 500 years

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01 Sep 2016

The Top 10 Most Liveable Cities In The World

The Economist Intelligence Unit, operating under parent media group, The Economist conducts research and analysis

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25 May 2016

Top 20 Cities In The World For Cycling Lifestyle

THE BICYCLE MAKES sense in cities. With rising urbanization, our cities need modern mobility solutions,

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16 Mar 2016

Healthy Cities Need Safe City Streets For City Children

Lamine Mahdjoubi, Faculty of the Built Environment at the University of the West of England

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18 Nov 2015

An Insightful Measure Of Progress & Equity In Cities

The unemployment rate for African American men and women in the U.S. is roughly double

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03 Nov 2015

Top 10 Economic Cities and How They Got There

These cities have thriving local economies, low unemployment and good job growth – and that’s

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31 Oct 2015

World Cities Day 2015 : Better City, Better Life

The United Nations has every 31st of October as World Cities Day. The Day is

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29 Oct 2015

Liveable Cities : Who Decides What That Means And How We Achieve It

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has created a new ministry for cities and the built environment.

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27 Oct 2015

10 Best Student Cities In The World 2015

What makes a great student city? A whole mixture of things, including well-reputed universities, quality

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09 Sep 2015

How China’s Cities Can Curb Car Congestion

A century of car-centric urban development has left our cities polluted, congested and searching for

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24 Jul 2015

How Future Cities May Look More Like Natural Forest And Why It Matters

With its broad strokes of thinking and long-term implementation, urban planning isn’t the most exciting

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26 May 2015

Using Low-Emission Zones To Improve Health In Cities

In May 2007, the Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, announced that the city would be

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21 May 2015

World’s Best Cities For Coffee

When traveling, coffee lovers need to know where to go to escape the substandard American-style

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15 May 2015

Are tiny homes the next big thing for cities?

As urban populations swell, as the number of singles increases — and as city officials

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09 Feb 2015

See The World Cities Explode In Size

The new Atlas of Urban Expansion maps out the past so cities can prepare for

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03 Feb 2015

The World’s Healthiest Cities

What makes a city healthy? A combination of factors, ranging from readily available healthcare to

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31 Jan 2015

China’s Obsession With Vertical Cities

By the end of next year one-in-three of the world’s 100m+ skyscrapers will be in

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28 Mar 2016

A First Look Into Our Future With Urban Forestry

We know intuitively that we need trees in our cities. They enhance the public realm,

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18 Mar 2016

How Sandtown, Baltimore Reinvents Itself With Community Planning

Across the United States thousands of once thriving working class neighborhoods are boarded up, but

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02 Mar 2016

15 Destinations To Inspire Your Next Runner’s High

For traveling fitness enthusiasts, sneaking in a jog while sightseeing is a treat of sorts.

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02 Jun 2015

Well Done Vancouver! Well Done Planners!

Much of my life’s work is based on the optimistic assumptions that people are basically

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13 Apr 2015

Smart AND Beautiful, Vienna

Vienna, the capital and largest city in Austria. Often ranked as the most livable city

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19 Feb 2015

Infographics : East Asia’s Massive Urban Growth

If everyone who recently migrated to cities in the region were a country unto themselves,

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12 Apr 2018

The Plague Inspired Da Vinci To Design A City. We Should Steal His Ideas

The bubonic plague spread, in part, because of poor urban planning. Leonardo da Vinci came

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07 Mar 2018

Top Breakthrough Technologies For 2018 : Sensing City

Numerous smart-city schemes have run into delays, dialed down their ambitious goals, or priced out

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11 May 2016

How To Actually Make Parks Actively Liveable

Parks are central to the concept of liveable cities. They are an important public resource

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10 Mar 2016

An Ethical City : An Idea Whose Time Has Come (Or Has Long Been Delayed)

Globally, there is intense discussion about the future of urban life through the World Urban

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24 Feb 2016

A Farmers’ Market’s Journey From Serving Affluence To The Masses

Before the city became infamous for its water, residents struggled with access to healthy food.

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24 Feb 2016

Vienna’s 7th Makes It Undeniably The Best City For Quality Of Life

Study examining socioeconomic conditions places Austrian capital at apex of index while London, Paris and

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22 Dec 2015

10 Amazing Construction Technologies That Could Change The World

The effects of humans on the Earth are becoming more profound every day. Our energy

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20 Nov 2015

The Uneven Terrain Of City Booms

Across the globe there is an urban resurgence. In fact, it is of such major

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19 Aug 2015

If Civic Engagement Is Boring, You’re Probably Doing It Wrong

The five cities of the City Accelerator’s second cohort — Albuquerque, Atlanta, Baltimore, New Orleans

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03 Jul 2015

DIY Guide : How To Build A City From Scratch

From Songdo, South Korea to Lavasa, India via Egypt’s unnamed new capital, everywhere you look

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11 Jun 2015

Dan Doctoroff and Google Announce Sidewalk Labs

NEW YORK – Dan Doctoroff, the former CEO of Bloomberg LP and Deputy Mayor of

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22 May 2015

Enhancing Creative Community Resilience

Inclusivity is a critical element for building urban resilience. In this guest blog, founder of

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11 May 2015

Humanity’s Greatest Invention?

Besides being one of today’s most influential urban economists, Harvard’s Edward Glaeser is a highly

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04 May 2015

Walkonomics And The High Line Effect

  Investing in walkable public spaces should be a no-brainer; they can be a catalyst

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18 Apr 2015

LA’s pLAn : From Smog & Sprawl To A Green Sustainable City

Los Angeles is known around the world as the home of Hollywood stars, sunny beaches

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30 Mar 2015

How Stockholm Became The Ultimate Walkable City

The quality of life in many neighbourhoods in the Swedish capital is directly influenced by

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28 Feb 2015

Germany’s Designer City

On the brick wall of a building beside the River Elbe in Hamburg, Germany, a

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