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.
Across the United States thousands of once thriving working class neighborhoods are boarded up, but
Gil Penalosa wants you to act now. So it’s a good thing that when he’s
Cities are frequently at the front line of innovation when it comes to addressing the
As traffic congestion continues growing in urban areas, more and more cities have realized that
We don’t always have to build up to fit more people into a city. Vancouver
Cities are complex systems. One visible artery of the city is traffic – the cluster
Tragically, another young life has been lost in an alleged one-punch assault, this time in
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
To mark the 50th anniversary of close bilateral ties between Singapore and Denmark, the two
The world’s population is becoming increasingly urban. Sometime in 2007 is usually reckoned to be
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has created a new ministry for cities and the built environment.
MIT wants to make transportation planning more transparent—and a bit more fun. MIT researchers unveiled
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.
With its broad strokes of thinking and long-term implementation, urban planning isn’t the most exciting
“How do some of the most successful, leading cities in the world solve their problems?
Communities both big and small are having a sustainable makeover in order to reduce energy
From Songdo, South Korea to Lavasa, India via Egypt’s unnamed new capital, everywhere you look
People need public spaces in bad times as well as good. Public spaces are very
The world’s cities are sprawling over their boundaries, fragmenting into smaller parts run by competing
There are many ways to map a city: a basic street map, a neighborhood breakdown,
INFRASTRUCTURE IS VITAL, BUT TOTALLY BORING. ONE CHICAGO AGENCY TRIES TO SPICE THINGS UP WITH
Much of my life’s work is based on the optimistic assumptions that people are basically
A lot of municipalities want to plan for more sustainable urban growth and are applying
Copenhagen is often praised for its commitment to cycling and infrastructure. With 41% of all
Visiting a new settlement planned on utopian principles during my travels through France this
Investing in walkable public spaces should be a no-brainer; they can be a catalyst
Geoffrey West doesn’t eat lunch. His doctor says he has a mild allergy to food;
New Yorkers can be thankful that some of the “great ideas” of past visionaries never
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Eric Feldman is used to viewing his neighbourhood through a designer’s lens. Lately, however, he’s
There’s community and there’s commuting. Let’s not confuse the two. With the population growing and
China is showing the rest of the world how to expand and transform its cities.
The trend for urban populations to be healthier than their rural counterparts is known as
Paris, dubbed the ‘The City of Light’ (“La Ville Lumière”), one of the most beautiful
What makes cities vibrant and successful? Top of the list is urban spaces – including streets
Le Corbusier’s plan may not have had such power if he hadn’t put it on
A new data visualisation reveals exactly how serpentine some cities’ road patterns can be. Stephen
Six of the ten largest US cities are located in the arid southwest region. Would
A provocative new video featuring Alain de Botton says beauty in urban settings must be
This is a classic article by Jane Jacobs originally published in Fortune Magazine in 1958.
The number of women in UK architecture firms is falling, and many urbanists are worried
Current UN projections show that there will be 11 billion people living on Earth by