13 Jul 2016

Why Calgary, A City Centre For Oil, Fights Cars & Suburban Sprawl

Calgary is like any other Canadian city that grew outwards, not upwards. But led by

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24 Jul 2015

Why The True Cost Of Suburban Sprawl Will Surprise You, Or Not

Two new studies demonstrate the true costs of sprawl, and attempt to show that if

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18 May 2015

Urban Sprawl Reversal In The Future

Did you know crowded cities take up only 2% of the earth’s surface, but generate

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24 Feb 2020

Is Your City Making You Fat? How Urban Planning Can Address The Obesity Epidemic

New disease outbreaks, like the novel coronavirus that recently emerged in China’s Hubei province, generate

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15 Nov 2019

Urban Unrest Propels Global Wave Of Protests

Numerous anti-government protests have paralyzed cities across the globe for months, from La Paz, Bolivia,

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10 Oct 2019

Cities Alive: Designing For Urban Childhoods

Much of the things we do right now will heavily impact future generations. This goes

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14 Dec 2018

What Can Bees Teach Us About Building Better Urban Ecosystems?

Vacant land and urban agriculture are rejuvenating wild bee populations. Bees love cities. What can

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04 Sep 2018

Working With Nature Can Help Us Build Greener Cities Instead Of Urban Slums

As Australian cities grow and transform, we need to ensure we are not building the

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27 Mar 2018

The 100 Million City : Is 21st Century Urbanisation Out Of Control?

Projections suggest cities will swell at an astonishing pace – but whether that means our

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25 Aug 2017

Why Suburban Tensions & Inequality Will Drive Infrastructure Innovation

The global trend towards suburbanisation and suburbanisms (meaning suburban ways of life) has an important infrastructure dimension. In

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05 May 2017

Smarter Cities May Very Well Be Slower Cities For True Urban Soul

Peter Jackson employed an intricate approach to the stage design of Lord of the Rings.

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19 Apr 2017

Urban Organicity, The Benefits Without The Maladies?

Cities – we are repeatedly told – are the future. Governments and global corporations seek

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23 May 2016

Urban Density: An Oversimplified Concept That Endanger Our Future

In debates about urban density, we often find comments about buildings being too tall or

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19 May 2016

Not All Ills Of Urban Consolidation Is As Ugly As Media Reports

Neighbourhoods as “battlefields”, “sardine city”, traditional suburbs as “threatened species” and urban hubs as the

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22 Mar 2016

Your Starter Kit For Your Own Urban Farm In Singapore

Don’t let limited space stop you from growing your own produce. Farming in Singapore is

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03 Mar 2016

10 Cities That Are Shaping The Future Of Urban Living

Cities are frequently at the front line of innovation when it comes to addressing the

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10 Sep 2015

How Should We Design Cities To Make The Most Of Urban Ecosystems?

Back in 1839, public health expert J F Murray published his article The Lungs of

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31 Aug 2015

An Alarming Glimpse Into Unbridled Urban Development

British photographer Marcus Lyon creates apocalyptic images of what cities might look like if left

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27 May 2015

The Cost Of Bad Urban Design : $1 Trillion A Year

Exactly how much does America’s sprawl cost every year? Somewhere in the range of a

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25 May 2015

How Hipsters Are Building A New Urban Economy

My cycle route to work takes me from Highbury to London Bridge. For the first

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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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03 Feb 2015

Urban Light Pollution: Why We’re All Living with Permanent ‘Mini Jetlag’

Studies show that exposure to light after dusk is quite literally unnatural, and may be

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02 Feb 2015

Rethinking Urban Cemeteries

City dwellers may see conventional burials become a luxury, available only to the very wealthy,

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30 Jan 2015

The Geometry Of Urban Life

Even a roaming cartophile, looking through an airplane window at night, would be challenged to

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30 Jan 2015

Our Urban Past, Present and Future

We are bombarded with statistics about the future of cities these days, as fast as

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10 Sep 2019

Designing For Future Ready Cities

Engineering has always been about building for what lies ahead, creating lasting legacies in the

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25 Jul 2019

Climate Change: We Can Reclaim Cities From The Car Without Inconveniencing People

Since the 1920s, the car has revolutionised the way people travel; eliminating the constraints of

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13 Nov 2018

Why Walkable Cities Are Good For The Economy, According To A City Planner

People spend more money when cities are less vehicle-oriented. You’ve probably seen the term “walkability”

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27 Aug 2018

Researchers Seek New Ways To Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Cities

Scientists are studying biofilms—complex bacteria societies—in new ways to discover new tools for fighting antibiotic-resistant

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13 Aug 2018

The Good & The Bad Of Driverless Cars For Cities

The age of driverless cars is rapidly approaching, and no one seems to know what

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01 Mar 2018

What Would The Ultimate Child-Friendly City Look Like?

The reality for many urban children is too much time spent indoors playing on smartphones

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15 Aug 2017

Aussie Cities Needs To Amp Up Its Regional Transport Aims

In Sydney and Melbourne, the squeeze is on. Population is booming; house prices are still

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22 Mar 2017

Should Britain Build On Its Green Spaces To Solve The Housing Crisis?

Back in the 1930s, English planners came up with a novel idea to prevent urban

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13 Dec 2016

Why Dark Glass Giants Rule Our Cities

Slick, glassy skyscrapers cast their shadows over the streets and spaces of cities all over

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17 May 2016

Why & How Perth Is Testing If Its Strategy Is Really Working

City planning has many approaches that have been used to enable better economic, social and

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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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22 Feb 2016

More New Jobs Are In City Centers, While Employment Growth Shrinks In The Suburbs

For decades, most Americans working in metropolitan areas have gone to work outside city centers

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01 Dec 2015

Why Sustainability & Unbridled Growth Is A Match Made In Hell

Can Australians be sustainable and enjoy endless economic growth? It’s not likely. Steve Hatfield-Dodds argued

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27 Nov 2015

Silicon Valley’s Cause And Solution To Inequality Is The Same

San Francisco is a living crystal ball of what happens when a city refuses to

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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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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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22 Jun 2015

Why Sustainable Cities Are Centres Of Culture And Purpose

Cities have long been centers of innovation and economic might, and the information economy has

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24 Apr 2015

A City Is Near By The Plastic In The Sea

Two French oceanography researchers expected to find pollution on their 8,345km, 14-month kayak journey from

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18 Apr 2015

When Humans Started To Rule The Planet

A new study argues it happened all the way back when we invented farming. Signs

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03 Mar 2015

A Bird’s-Eye View Of Melbourne’s Transformation From 1945 To 2015

Just how much do you think Melbourne has transformed in the past 70 years? Now

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27 Feb 2015

Can Melbourne Lower Its Temperature By 7 Degrees?

The Australian city is using trees and water to fight the urban heat island effect.

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20 Feb 2015

The Network City

“Only connect,” the writer E. M. Forster said famously — and modern scientists working with

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07 Feb 2015

What The Collapse Of Ancient Capitals Can Teach Us About The Cities Of Today

Warnings from history: Angkor was a thriving metropolis of 750,000 before a series of mega-monsoons

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05 Feb 2015

Communities Of The Future Will Be Organised on Transportation

The era of transit-oriented development and “networked livable communities” has arrived. The Great Recession has

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29 Jan 2015

10 Techniques For Making Cities More Walkable

In Jeff Speck’s excellent new book, Walkable City, he suggests that there are ten keys

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