Apart from self-improvement, Stoic wisdom also provides insights on how we can improve urban design.
We have seen an unprecedented rise in the number of people working from home as
At a glimpse, our cities may seem like they cater to everyone. Taking a closer
Emerging infectious disease has much to do with how and where we live. The ongoing
Officials are increasingly recognizing that integrating nature into cities is an effective public health strategy
We might be taking it for granted for now, but the introduction of lighting in
Much of the things we do right now will heavily impact future generations. This goes
The world is developing fast. As time goes on, we live longer, more urban, and
Today’s urban public spaces tend to represent governments and cities rather than people and citizens.
It is a known fact that almost half of the world’s population live in cities
There’s a creeping sameness in many of our newest urban buildings and streetscapes, says architect
Do you feel lonely? If you do, you are not alone. While you may think
Architecture’s lack of diversity shows in environments created by people who never need step-free access
Many cities today are saddled with high car dependency, wider roads, fewer pedestrian-friendly streets, increased
A major issue for road safety is collisions at intersections between vehicles and vulnerable road
“If you don’t want processed food, why do you want processed cities?” asks architect Vishaan
Huge quantities of networked sensors have appeared in cities across the world in recent years.
IF YOU THINK the only purpose of intersections is to move cars past each other, you
Park benches, well-maintained lots, planters full of bright flowers, lamp posts — these are public
There are few more telling signs of conflict in urban spaces than calls to send
When authorities decide that an area of the city is “not safe”, the usual response
By 2030, 60 percent of the world’s population is expected to live in mega-cities. How
If we think carefully about the flaws in measuring how dense a place is, we
Modern life is proving more complex, tiresome and heavy-going than we imagined. We live under
The suburbs were the urban living format that defined Australian cities in the 20th century.
In debates about urban density, we often find comments about buildings being too tall or
The internet has reached our cities. A smart city is optimised for efficiency, productivity and
Architects, urban planners and government policymakers often aspire to make Australian cities more like Copenhagen.
In this article, inspired by the movement of open spaces in cities across the world
Gil Penalosa wants you to act now. So it’s a good thing that when he’s
The World Bicycle Forum in Medellín, Colombia last 2015 brought together more than 4,000 attendees
The Commons apartment building in the inner Melbourne suburb of Brunswick has won swags of
“Future cities, where infrastructure adapts to our needs, offer an enticing prospect.” But who is
A local library asked kids and adults what they want in their community. The answers
Back in 1839, public health expert J F Murray published his article The Lungs of
In some ways, is a rejection of wonk — a way to show and not tell.
Matthew Falber led walking tours of Central Park for years before the idea struck. After
When the paradigm of modernist architecture crumbled, urbanists began a quest for credible alternatives that
They say that necessity is the mother of invention. With all the need that exists
This article is part of the series on the Science and Research Priorities recently announced
Leaders in the field discuss what design can—and can’t—accomplish in the service of communities like
From Songdo, South Korea to Lavasa, India via Egypt’s unnamed new capital, everywhere you look
San Francisco is moving forward with a plan to add protected bike lanes on Polk
People need public spaces in bad times as well as good. Public spaces are very
CITIES CAN IMPACT GLOBAL WARMING BY COOLING THEMSELVES WITH TREES Cities get hotter than surrounding
The New Urbanist neighborhood of Stapleton, Colorado, suffers from compromised planning standards. The above picture
Imagine, says Alberto Hernando de Castro, you are moving to a city. Maybe it’s New
By the middle of this century, our cities are likely to be hotter, experience more
In Europe 80% of the population lives in cities. The analysis of the economic, social,