08 Apr 2015

From Dawn To Dusk : Timeslice Images Of Cities

Dan Marker-Moore, aka DANOR.ST, is an aerial photographer who captures awe-striking vistas from bi-planes, helicopters,

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08 Apr 2015

Desert Dwellings : Egypt Fights Housing Crisis

Egypt is in the throes of a severe housing shortage, with people so desperate for

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08 Apr 2015

How Is China Transforming Its Cities?

China is showing the rest of the world how to expand and transform its cities.

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07 Apr 2015

Stockholm : A Glorious Life In Pictures

Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. The centre of Sweden’s economic, cultural and political activities. At

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07 Apr 2015

Frankfurt Beats London To Most Sustainable City Title

The Sustainable Cities Index report by Arcadis ranks cities on 20 indicators in five key

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07 Apr 2015

Landscape Essential For Healthier Cities

The state of the nation’s health is rarely out of the news, and much has

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07 Apr 2015

Planning Healthy Cities, A British Approach

The trend for urban populations to be healthier than their rural counterparts is known as

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06 Apr 2015

OurCycle LA Turns E-Waste Into Societal Gain

Nearly 10,000 computers will be either refurbished for use in disadvantaged neighbourhoods or recycled as

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06 Apr 2015

Bristol Is Open : The Smart City Of The Future

The city of Bristol has announced a multi-million pound experiment to create the smart city of the

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06 Apr 2015

Secret Libraries Of London

Libraries are often public spaces with a rather private focus, each visitor engrossed in quiet

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06 Apr 2015

Big Apple. Big Cities. Big Data.

In mid-2011, New York found itself gripped by a series of horrible tragedies: Five people,

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03 Apr 2015

Jerusalem : The City Of God

Jerusalem, considered to be one of the holiest places on Earth. Christianity, Islam and Judaism

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01 Apr 2015

Cities That Make Us Smile

How do we decide what we like and what we choose? Many will say –

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31 Mar 2015

Jerusalem : A Modern View On An Ancient City

Mount of Olives   Reading the Torah   Silhouettes, Western Wall   Site of Jesus’s

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31 Mar 2015

Manchester, Salford Grow Major Free Wifi Network, Bringing Superfast Surfing To Millions

Greater Manchester’s ambition to become a top worldwide digital city region has taken a major

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30 Mar 2015

360-degree Cities

The stereographic projection technique was used to convert aerial panoramas of cities including Paris, Sydney,

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30 Mar 2015

Bethlehem Syndrome : Understanding The Little Town Of ‘Brand Holy Land’

Every iconic city around the world has a story that embodies the power of its

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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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30 Mar 2015

Alejandro Aravena : My Architectural Philosophy? Bring The Community Into The Process

When asked to build housing for 100 families in Chile ten years ago, Alejandro Aravena

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27 Mar 2015

Georges-Eugène Haussmann : Arrondissments & Boulevards

Paris, dubbed the ‘The City of Light’ (“La Ville Lumière”), one of the most beautiful

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27 Mar 2015

World’s Best Connected Cities : Where To Move

The internet has brought us all closer together – we can trade online and chat

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27 Mar 2015

Secret Libraries Of Paris

From majestic medieval towers and chandelier-lined 17th-century reading rooms, to medical collections that will make

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27 Mar 2015

Meanwhile Use, Long Term Benefit

‘Meanwhile use’ is a catch-all title adopted in recent years to describe a diverse range

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26 Mar 2015

Top 10 Oceanfront Cities

Glittering seascapes provide both the backdrop and the beat of these waterfront urban meccas. Tel

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26 Mar 2015

When Cities Change Their Names To Stupid Things For Stupid Reasons

The strangest thing about Oregon, Ohio changing its name temporarily to Oregon, Ohio Buckeyes on

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26 Mar 2015

Haas & Hahn : How Painting Can Transform Communities

Artists Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn create community art by painting entire neighbourhoods, and involving

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26 Mar 2015

Engineers And The Poetics Of Space

Who really designs buildings? Although both engineers and architects regard the mysterious activity we call

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25 Mar 2015

Bridging Nations : Redesigning Border Crossings

Crossing international borders is rarely an experience of breathtaking architectural significance. Driving through one of

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25 Mar 2015

Streets Are For People, Not Cars

What makes cities vibrant and successful? Top of the list is urban spaces – including streets

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25 Mar 2015

The Evolution Of Urban Planning In 10 Diagrams

Le Corbusier’s plan may not have had such power if he hadn’t put it on

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24 Mar 2015

Which Are The Best Countries In The World To Grow Old In?

Pensions and healthcare benefits vary widely across the globe as do people’s perception of their

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20 Mar 2015

5 Things To Know About Doing Business In Shenzhen

China is not the centre of the tech world, but with a manufacturing and consumer electronics

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20 Mar 2015

From Brutalism To Borgen To Blogging: How The Language Of Cities Has Changed

Do you speak urbanism? The way we read and write in the language of cities

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20 Mar 2015

Cities Built Over Time. Ruined In A Moment.

Within days of Islamic State (IS) releasing a video showing their destruction of sculptures in

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20 Mar 2015

Zero Carbon Buildings At Zero Cost

When it comes to cutting carbon, current commercial building standards simply don’t go far enough.

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20 Mar 2015

The Value Of Nature In Cities

Nature and cities can live together successfully – if we pursue a long-term vision that

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19 Mar 2015

The Insanity Of City Street Grids

A new data visualisation reveals exactly how serpentine some cities’ road patterns can be. Stephen

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19 Mar 2015

The Laws That Shape Washington, D.C.’s Sidewalks

Ever wonder why some cities have great sidewalks, while others don’t? In this short film

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19 Mar 2015

Is Your City Too Smart For You?

Could pursuing the rational, clinical urbanism of smart cities destroy the charming chaos of traditional

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19 Mar 2015

We Need Agile Cities

If we are to make cities work for people in the future, to enable economic

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18 Mar 2015

Ben Wellington : How We Found The Worst Place To Park In New York City – Using Big Data

City agencies have access to a wealth of data and statistics reflecting every part of

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18 Mar 2015

The Secrets In Sewage

What can a city’s waste reveal about the health of its population? The Centers for

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18 Mar 2015

What Your Nearest Transit Station Says About Your Income

New visualisations map household income by rail stops in Chicago, Portland, Atlanta and D.C. A

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18 Mar 2015

Building For Earthquake Resilience

Base isolation is seismic engineering’s equivalent of seatbelts in cars – and maybe more: it’s

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17 Mar 2015

A Sublime Pint Of Guinness, Crowned With History And Passion

This may be the ultimate landmark in Dublin, Ireland. The Guinness Storehouse or brewery is a

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17 Mar 2015

Want Your City To Thrive? Look To Its Trees

Communities like Culver City, California, are focusing on urban forest plans to help protect a

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16 Mar 2015

Pictures : Mumbai After Dark

From kids frolicking on Marine Drive to the clubs of Bandra and the patchwork lights

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16 Mar 2015

Smarter Kids From Smarter Cities Start With Diverse Neighbourhoods

Babies who hear a variety of different languages outside their home may be more willing

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16 Mar 2015

Making Darkness Visible

“Rather than looking to turn night into day, we should embrace the darkness.” Today’s 24/7

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16 Mar 2015

Belfast, Aspiring To Normal

How does a city move on from war? There is an everyday quality to the

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