14 Aug 2019

How City Squares Can Be Public Places Of Protest Or Centres Of State Control

Today’s urban public spaces tend to represent governments and cities rather than people and citizens.

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30 Jun 2019

Stressed & Depressed: How Can We Design Cities To Promote Mental Health

It is a known fact that almost half of the world’s population live in cities

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20 Dec 2018

How We Can Design Timeless Cities For Our Collective Future

There’s a creeping sameness in many of our newest urban buildings and streetscapes, says architect

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06 Dec 2018

Designing Cities To Counter Loneliness? Let’s Explore The Possibilities

Do you feel lonely? If you do, you are not alone. While you may think

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03 Sep 2018

What Would Cities Look Like If They Were Designed By Mothers?

Architecture’s lack of diversity shows in environments created by people who never need step-free access

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16 Aug 2018

Encouraging City Dwellers To Walk More

Many cities today are saddled with high car dependency, wider roads, fewer pedestrian-friendly streets, increased

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28 Jun 2018

The Way Forward For Intersection Design?

A major issue for road safety is collisions at intersections between vehicles and vulnerable road

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17 Apr 2018

We Need Bigger Cities, But We Also Need Unique Cities

“If you don’t want processed food, why do you want processed cities?” asks architect Vishaan

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12 Feb 2018

How To Make Smart Cities Human Again

Huge quantities of networked sensors have appeared in cities across the world in recent years.

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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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20 Jul 2017

What 5,000 Americans Think About Urban Design

Park benches, well-maintained lots, planters full of bright flowers, lamp posts — these are public

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06 Jun 2017

Living Off The Edge In A City Mall Where Design Fuels Conflict

There are few more telling signs of conflict in urban spaces than calls to send

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04 Apr 2017

How Does A City Shape Women’s Feelings Of Safety?

When authorities decide that an area of the city is “not safe”, the usual response

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22 Feb 2017

A Smart City Is, Because Its People Are.

By 2030, 60 percent of the world’s population is expected to live in mega-cities. How

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08 Nov 2016

How To Fathom And Unravel The Deception Of Density

If we think carefully about the flaws in measuring how dense a place is, we

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04 Nov 2016

Happy, Healthy, And Simple Neighbourhoods Can Be Yours

Modern life is proving more complex, tiresome and heavy-going than we imagined. We live under

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30 May 2016

Watch Suburbia Morph Into Green Squares In Cities Near You

The suburbs were the urban living format that defined Australian cities in the 20th century.

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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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16 May 2016

Getting Lost (Safely) Is Part Of The Fun & Smarts Of ‘Smart’ Cities

The internet has reached our cities. A smart city is optimised for efficiency, productivity and

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12 Apr 2016

Making Your Cities More Beautiful With Living Heritage

Architects, urban planners and government policymakers often aspire to make Australian cities more like Copenhagen.

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18 Mar 2016

How Resilience Grows From The Roots Of Urban Design

In this article, inspired by the movement of open spaces in cities across the world

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07 Mar 2016

Gil Penalosa : Citizens Can’t Be Spectators In Urban Planning

Gil Penalosa wants you to act now. So it’s a good thing that when he’s

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24 Feb 2016

Want A Cycling City? Design For Traffic Safety

The World Bicycle Forum in Medellín, Colombia last 2015 brought together more than 4,000 attendees

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13 Jan 2016

Why Modern Cities Kills Nightingale’s Song

The Commons apartment building in the inner Melbourne suburb of Brunswick has won swags of

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04 Jan 2016

Start Asking People What They Want From The Smart Cities Of The Future

“Future cities, where infrastructure adapts to our needs, offer an enticing prospect.” But who is

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17 Nov 2015

What Children Can Teach Us About Community

A local library asked kids and adults what they want in their community. The answers

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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

How To Build In Neighbourhoods With Lean Methodology

In some ways, is a rejection of wonk — a way to show and not tell.

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29 Jul 2015

19th-Century Arches Could Be Key To Pedestrian Safety

Matthew Falber led walking tours of Central Park for years before the idea struck. After

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27 Jul 2015

How American Cities Can Learn From Italian Piazzas

When the paradigm of modernist architecture crumbled, urbanists began a quest for credible alternatives that

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13 Jul 2015

A New Urban Marketplace To Address The Needs Of Our Time

They say that necessity is the mother of invention. With all the need that exists

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10 Jul 2015

How Australia Is Using Brilliant Research For Transport Problems

This article is part of the series on the Science and Research Priorities recently announced

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10 Jul 2015

What Urban Design Can Actually Do To Address Police Violence

Leaders in the field discuss what design can—and can’t—accomplish in the service of communities like

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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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27 Jun 2015

Stacking Cases For Street Park Conversion To Bike Lanes

San Francisco is moving forward with a plan to add protected bike lanes on Polk

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26 Jun 2015

How Spaces Of Resilience Begins With Spaces For People

People need public spaces in bad times as well as good. Public spaces are very

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17 Jun 2015

More Trees Means Better Streets Means Amazing Cities

CITIES CAN IMPACT GLOBAL WARMING BY COOLING THEMSELVES WITH TREES Cities get hotter than surrounding

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16 Jun 2015

A Case Study In Flawed Street Design

The New Urbanist neighborhood of Stapleton, Colorado, suffers from compromised planning standards. The above picture

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04 Jun 2015

The Mind Of The City For The Future Of The City

Imagine, says Alberto Hernando de Castro, you are moving to a city. Maybe it’s New

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04 Jun 2015

Can Visionary Design Renew City Living

By the middle of this century, our cities are likely to be hotter, experience more

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29 May 2015

How To Create A City That Already Exists

In Europe 80% of the population lives in cities. The analysis of the economic, social,

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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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21 May 2015

These 10 Sliced Houses Are Residential Architectural Illusions

From suburbs to children’s toys, the iconic image of the simple five-sided section of a

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19 May 2015

The Best Active Designs That Help People Live Healthier Lives

Design influences our health and quality of life, for better or worse and in ways

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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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06 May 2015

If Valley’s Tech Companies Built Cities Themselves

  Welcome to i-Town. An artist imagines Google, Facebook, Apple, and Electronic Arts as self-contained

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06 May 2015

Smaller Cities Unite

  What does Copenhagen have in common with Providence, Rhode Island? Both are small cities

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02 May 2015

Urban Environment Design And Bad Guys

Whose job is it to prevent crime? The police? The courts? Certainly. However, I’d argue

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13 Apr 2015

Complete Streets 2.0 : The Transformation Of New Haven’s Streets

The city’s new approach puts an emphasis on fast, cheap, and lean designs. As a

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11 Apr 2015

Smart Is As Smart Does. Stupid Just Does Nothing.

There’s community and there’s commuting. Let’s not confuse the two. With the population growing and

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