We often hear statements saying that many Sub-Saharan African cities are 60-80% “unplanned.” However, this
Since the 1920s, the car has revolutionised the way people travel; eliminating the constraints of
An abandoned mine shaft beneath the town of Mansfield, England is an unlikely place to
People spend more money when cities are less vehicle-oriented. You’ve probably seen the term “walkability”
Minimum parking requirements create more parking than is needed. This in turn encourages more driving
Early city planners dreamt up elaborate ideas for America’s cities. But in their dreaming, they
In Nairobi, Kenya, the government is destroying buildings constructed on riparian land in a bid
Australia’s population clock is, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, steadily ticking away at an
The celebration of the city today is widespread. Globally, many cities have fulfilled Louis Wirth’s prophesy
Many cities today are saddled with high car dependency, wider roads, fewer pedestrian-friendly streets, increased
Why don’t cities learn from the mistakes others have made? We list the terrible ideas
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Megacities are on the rise. There are currently 47 such areas around the globe, each
Barcelona is taking city streets back from cars, one block at a time: This
“If you don’t want processed food, why do you want processed cities?” asks architect Vishaan
Planners and urban designers often face an uncomfortable paradox: People tend to prefer neighborhoods that
Infrastructure Australia has called for metropolitan-scale governance of Australia’s largest cities. The new report by the Commonwealth’s
Although 90% of our population lives in cities, Australia lacks a national urban policy and our government
Melbourne’s strategic planning history has largely overlooked the contribution of Ruth and Maurie Crow. The Crows
Car parking is expected but often unnoticed, taking up surprisingly large proportions of city space. A
Zoning codes are a century old, and the lifeblood of all major U.S. cities (except
Income inequality creates both spatial and social divides and shows itself within cities in many
An underground masterplan that maps out Singapore’s underground spaces and their potential uses is set
Machine learning is helping urbanists confirm–or disprove–long-standing theories about cities. Why do certain neighborhoods feel safe
Migration is a natural human phenomenon, but not one that organisations in the built environment
In Sydney and Melbourne, the squeeze is on. Population is booming; house prices are still
Park benches, well-maintained lots, planters full of bright flowers, lamp posts — these are public
China is no stranger to contemporary architecture that boggles the mind or appears to side-step
There are few more telling signs of conflict in urban spaces than calls to send
Peter Jackson employed an intricate approach to the stage design of Lord of the Rings.
When authorities decide that an area of the city is “not safe”, the usual response
Modern urban planning first came about to improve industrial cities that had become unsafe, unhealthy
The plane crash at Essendon Airport last week shows the folly of allowing runways to
By 2030, 60 percent of the world’s population is expected to live in mega-cities. How
Long before America’s current urban revival, the Strip was ditching its streetside car parks for
In any debate on new construction in our urban centres you are likely to hear
This group advocates designing cities with emotional well-being in mind. The Tokyo-based psychiatrist Layla McCay
The creative industries – ranging from game development to architecture, media, design and the arts
One pedestrian is killed every two days on Australia’s roads, the majority in metropolitan areas.
National Art School (NAS) interim director Michael Lynch has committed to defending its continued independence
The federal government’s recently released Smart Cities Plan is built on three pillars: smart investment,
The suburbs were the urban living format that defined Australian cities in the 20th century.
The New South Wales government is imposing an anti-urban legislative and development agenda on Sydney.
In debates about urban density, we often find comments about buildings being too tall or
Neighbourhoods as “battlefields”, “sardine city”, traditional suburbs as “threatened species” and urban hubs as the
City planning has many approaches that have been used to enable better economic, social and
For residents of Australia’s cities, federalism means state governments have the right to assert what
Are great places created, or do they just happen? This question is receiving a great
Architects, urban planners and government policymakers often aspire to make Australian cities more like Copenhagen.