22 Mar 2018

Why Australian Cities Are Crying Out For Better Planning

Although 90% of our population lives in cities, Australia lacks a national urban policy and our government

21 Mar 2018

Why Isn’t Australia An Active Travel Mecca?

Australian city planners are seeking ways to make cities better for walking and cycling. “Walkability and cyclability are

20 Mar 2018

Robots Could Make The UK’s North-South Divide Even Worse

Technological progress is normal. A steady flow of new developments enables a gradual increase in

14 Mar 2018

There’s More To The Compact City Than Getting Dense

Melbourne’s strategic planning history has largely overlooked the contribution of Ruth and Maurie Crow. The Crows

12 Mar 2018

This Is Why Health Has To Be At The Heart Of The New Urban Agenda

Urban experts gathered at the ninth World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur over the past week to

09 Mar 2018

Elephant In The Planning Scheme: How Cities Still Work Around The Dominance Of Parking Space

Car parking is expected but often unnoticed, taking up surprisingly large proportions of city space. A

07 Mar 2018

Why Buses Could Be History, Sooner Than You Think

In 1890, no one foresaw the rise of the internal combustion engine: horses were the

26 Feb 2018

These Savvy Cities Are Using Tech To Spark Citizen Engagement

In the spring of 2017, the doors to a new type of community center swung

23 Feb 2018

Managing Shrinking Cities In An Expanding World

Urbanisation has been a well-established trend in the 20th and 21st centuries. However, depopulation and

14 Feb 2018

7 Principles For Building Better Cities

More than half of the world’s population already lives in cities, and another 2.5 billion

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.

01 Feb 2018

Top 15 Cities With The Most Trees

There’s a global movement encouraging cities to grow more trees and plan more parks. But which ones have

30 Jan 2018

How Slums Can Inspire The Micro-Cities Of The Future

Soon, one third of humanity will live in a slum. Our cities are at breaking

24 Jan 2018

Tech Diplomacy: Cities Drive A New Era Of Digital Policy And innovation

France recently appointed a tech ambassador to the Silicon Valley. French President Emmanuel Macron named

23 Jan 2018

The Quest For The Convivial City: How Do Ours Fare?

What comes to mind when you think of the word “convivial”? Likely, images of happiness,

16 Jan 2018

When A Country’s Towns & Villages Face Extinction

It is predicted that 896 towns and villages across Japan will no longer be viable

12 Dec 2017

Can The World’s Megacities Survive The Digital Age?

Today, megacities have become synonymous with economic growth. In both developing and developed countries, cities with populations of

06 Dec 2017

How To Prepare For A Disaster In A Big City

How to survive a nuclear attack and other disasters in a big city, as explained

06 Dec 2017

Cities Are Literally Changing Animals

How cities are changing animals.   This feature if from The Verge.

29 Nov 2017

These Are The Most (And Least) Safe Cities In The World 2017

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s third annual Safe Cities Index has ranked four East Asian and three European

29 Nov 2017

Why Cities Should Plant More Trees

Cities can take one simple step to combat the impact of urban pollution, climate change,

03 Nov 2017

When Artificial Intelligence Rules The City

When we think of the city of the future, we might think about flying cars and scenes

02 Nov 2017

AI Is Reshaping What We Know About Cities

Machine learning is helping urbanists confirm–or disprove–long-standing theories about cities. Why do certain neighborhoods feel safe

31 Oct 2017

In These Small Cities, AI Advances Could Be Costly

A new MIT study finds that larger cities are more resilient to technological unemployment. It’s

27 Oct 2017

These Are The Cities Where Visitors Spend The Most Cash

Maybe it’s the fact that there are vending machines that dispense solid gold. But Dubai

17 Oct 2017

Why Are the Top Ten Richest Countries Small?

What is common between the top ten richest countries in the world?   This video

19 Sep 2017

Tech Made Cities Too Expensive. Here’s How To Fix It

IN 2013 PROTESTS broke out in Oakland, California, directed against the private buses that shuttle tech

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

28 Aug 2017

21 Striking Pictures of How the World Gets Around

From the mighty train to the humble hoof, see unique modes of transportation across the

25 Aug 2017

Why Suburban Tensions & Inequality Will Drive Infrastructure Innovation

The global trend towards suburbanisation and suburbanisms (meaning suburban ways of life) has an important infrastructure dimension. In

22 Aug 2017

In A Truly Smart City, Even The Daily Commute Is Productive

The alarm on your smart phone went off 10 minutes earlier than usual this morning.

15 Aug 2017

Cities Like Amsterdam And Dublin Inspired By Its Inclusive Universities

Take a walk around any city, and you will probably spot the signs of other

15 Aug 2017

Aussie Cities Needs To Amp Up Its Regional Transport Aims

In Sydney and Melbourne, the squeeze is on. Population is booming; house prices are still

13 Jul 2017

Why Cities Are Where They Are

Politics and history aside, the single best place on Earth to build a city may

04 Jul 2017

Much Smart Cities. How About Creative Cities?

In 2007 US creative cities “guru” Richard Florida was flown up to Noosa to tell the local

22 Jun 2017

The Heat Is On : Climate Change In 2100 Is Very Scary

Up to 75 percent of people could face deadly heatwaves by 2100 unless carbon emissions

19 Jun 2017

Temporary Cities In The Desert, A Model Of Human Respect For Earth?

On the alkali flats of north-western Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, the featureless yellow-packed playa (desert

15 Jun 2017

The Darker Side Of Liveable Cities Like Sydney

Sydney is frequently placed in the top ten of global “liveability” rankings. But despite the

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

09 May 2017

We Are Finally Realising Smart In Cities Is Not Just About Tech

Australia, one of the world’s most urbanised nations, is looking to up its investment in

05 May 2017

Smarter Cities May Very Well Be Slower Cities For True Urban Soul

Peter Jackson employed an intricate approach to the stage design of Lord of the Rings.

24 Apr 2017

How Murals Helped Turn A Declining Community Around

The inner-city district of Shandon, Ireland, has a history that dates back to medieval times.

19 Apr 2017

Urban Organicity, The Benefits Without The Maladies?

Cities – we are repeatedly told – are the future. Governments and global corporations seek

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

03 Apr 2017

Poor Urban Planning, Poor Urban Life. Simple.

Modern urban planning first came about to improve industrial cities that had become unsafe, unhealthy

29 Mar 2017

Nail Houses, A Pain In China’s Rapid Urbanisation Run

A single house balancing precariously in the middle of a construction site may seem like

22 Mar 2017

Should Britain Build On Its Green Spaces To Solve The Housing Crisis?

Back in the 1930s, English planners came up with a novel idea to prevent urban

20 Mar 2017

Airport Privatisations Have Put Profit Before Public Safety And Good Planning

The plane crash at Essendon Airport last week shows the folly of allowing runways to

13 Mar 2017

Beaches Of Relaxation Turn Into Beaches Of Frustration

Picture this. It’s a beautiful sunny day. You arrive on the beach, find yourself a

03 Mar 2017

To Be Smart About Cities, Have The Future In Mind

Smart cities create a symbiosis between information, the Internet of Things and technologies to make