11 Mar 2015

From Old Port City To Smart City

Aside from the occasional ferry down from England, the old Spanish port city of Santander

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11 Mar 2015

It’s Pee-Back Time!

Hamburg’s St. Pauli nightlife quarter deals with more than its fair share of rogue urinators.

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11 Mar 2015

The Most Water-Stressed Cities In The World

One out of every four cities in the world experiences “water stress,” a phenomenon that

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11 Mar 2015

What If The Entire World Lived In 1 City?

Two Yale architects pose the question in an ambitious research project. It’s difficult to think

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10 Mar 2015

What Government Can Learn From The Culture Of Apple

It’s not about simply delivering services more efficiently. It’s about passion, surprise and invisible opportunities.

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10 Mar 2015

The Logic Of Logistics

The traditional definition of logistics objectives resound into Buddhist-like teachings mandating that the right goods

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10 Mar 2015

Secret Libraries Of Rome

Rome’s 2,500-year history means that even a trip to the corner drugstore turns into a

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10 Mar 2015

Yesterday’s Tomorrows : Future Visions Of Cities

‘A Visual History of the Future’ examines how future cities have been visualised over the

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10 Mar 2015

Greenhouse In The Office

In the world’s most polluted city, it takes a little creativity to help employees stay

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10 Mar 2015

20 US Cities With The Fastest Rising Rents

A Trulia.com analysis of rental prices in US includes a roster of cities with the highest

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09 Mar 2015

How Overlooked Colonial Railways Could Revolutionize Transportation In Africa

Resurrecting relics of imperial rule is an unorthodox transit-development policy. But Africa’s “secondary cities” are

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09 Mar 2015

Missing Maps: A Human Genome Project For Cities

A huge number of the world’s most vulnerable human settlements have remained unmapped … until

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09 Mar 2015

The 10 Most Sustainable Cities That Will Thrive As The World Crumbles

A new ranking looks at three factors that go into making a city successful: people,

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09 Mar 2015

The Real Legacy Of Major Events

Cities battle fiercely for the right to host events, whether it is the Olympic Games,

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09 Mar 2015

Geoffrey West: The Surprising Math Of Cities And Corporations

Physicist Geoffrey West has found that simple, mathematical laws govern the properties of cities —

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07 Mar 2015

Population Boom – An Engineering Response

A report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers makes suggestions for the role that the engineering profession

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07 Mar 2015

How To Design A City For Women

In 1999, officials in Vienna, Austria, asked residents of the city’s ninth district how often

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07 Mar 2015

Is There A Moore’s Law For Cities?

Several thousand years ago the evolution of social organisations in the form of cities brought

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07 Mar 2015

Downtown Is For People

This is a classic article by Jane Jacobs originally published in Fortune Magazine in 1958.

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06 Mar 2015

How Are Women Changing Our Cities?

‘Urbanistas’ explores the work of women innovators in architecture and urban design. Curator Lucy Bullivant

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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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06 Mar 2015

The World’s Safest Cities

Asian and European cities come out on top. At number 10, New York City is

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06 Mar 2015

Paris’ Eiffel Tower Is Going Green

When the Eiffel Tower was built in 1889 it was only intended to last for

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06 Mar 2015

Evolving Cities And Culture

Innovation is critical to economic growth, progress, and the fate of the planet. Although innovation

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05 Mar 2015

World’s Most Expensive Cities – 2015 – Singapore … Paris … Oslo …

The world’s ten most expensive cities are all found in Australia, Asia and Western Europe, according

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05 Mar 2015

If Women Built Cities, What Would Our Urban Landscape Look Like?

The number of women in UK architecture firms is falling, and many urbanists are worried

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05 Mar 2015

Images Of Classic Dublin

Dublin, the capital city of Ireland. The city of Dublin is rich in culture and

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05 Mar 2015

Visualising The City Of Barcelona

At night in Barcelona, Gaudi’s Parc Guell lights up, and the little restaurants in Las

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05 Mar 2015

Singapore Plans To Become The World’s First Smart Nation

Smart cities—filled with sensors and connected tech to help solve everything from traffic jams to

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05 Mar 2015

Designing For Daylight

Embracing daylight is critical to sustainable urban development. In our increasingly urbanised world, planning regulations

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05 Mar 2015

What Bacteria Can Do For Your City

Many of us are accustomed to observing our world on the scale permitted by our

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04 Mar 2015

For The Best U.S. Architecture Per Square Mile, Head To Dallas

New York has the nation’s tallest skyscraper. Chicago has some fancy buildings. But one city

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04 Mar 2015

Seville’s Cycling Transformation

Spain remains far from a paradise for bikes – yet cycling has increased 11-fold in

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04 Mar 2015

Should The World Plan For Fewer (Not More) People?

Current UN projections show that there will be 11 billion people living on Earth by

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04 Mar 2015

How Can We Make Cities Quieter?

Noise is bad for our health. It is also endemic to city life. Designers to

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03 Mar 2015

A Polluted Canal In Berlin Could Transform Into The World’s Largest Swimming Pool

Germans could soon recapture an idyllic part of old city life: Being able to jump

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03 Mar 2015

Vancouver, Ottawa Among Top 5 Quality-Of-Life Cities In North America

Canadian cities dominate North America’s top-five list for quality of life in a closely watched

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03 Mar 2015

Regenerative Urban Development As A Prerequisite For The Future Of Cities

A new urban agenda is needed to recognise the value of natural capital and to

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03 Mar 2015

Melbourne, A City Perfect For Dating

Melbourne has just been voted the second best city in the world for dating. No

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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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02 Mar 2015

Photos: I Heart Quebec City

Quebec City is the capital of the Canadian province of Quebec. It’s name comes from

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02 Mar 2015

Talk Of The Town : Society Is Abuzz

What do the social networks look like in your city or country? Dave Troy (TED

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02 Mar 2015

Netherlands’s Glow-In-The-Dark Highways

After months of pilot testing, a glow-in-the-dark smart highway in the Netherlands has finally gone

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02 Mar 2015

Stockholm’s Newest Parking Garage Is Only For Bikes

When it’s built, the newest parking garage in Stockholm won’t hold any cars at all.

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02 Mar 2015

The Smartest Cities Rely On Citizen Cunning And Unglamorous Technology

Ignore the futuristic visions of governments and developers, it’s humble urban communities who lead the

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28 Feb 2015

Beautiful Markets In Different Cities

Before the industrial age, people shopped for food in their local areas – often in

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28 Feb 2015

Smart Or Stupid: Will Our Cities Of The Future Be Easier To Hack?

As more and more machines are entrusted with managing city infrastructure systems, the prospect of

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28 Feb 2015

Las Vegas’ Pedestrian-Friendly Shopping Mall

The LINQ, a new outdoor shopping district in Vegas, is betting on the profitability of

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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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28 Feb 2015

Science For Designers: Scaling And Fractals

With apologies to real estate agents, we’d like to say that the three most important

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