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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26 Jun 2018

Why Peace Walls & Other Social Frontiers Can Breed Crime & Conflict In Cities

In several cities across Northern Ireland, so-called “peace walls” mark the boundaries between Catholic and

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21 Jun 2018

NewCities Launches Wellbeing City Award

Montréal, Canada – June 20, 2018. The NewCities Foundation today announced the launch of its

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09 Jun 2018

The Challenges Of Keeping The Masses Moving Up, Down & Across

Cities worldwide face the problems and possibilities of “volume”: the stacking and moving of people

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18 Apr 2018

Robot Cities: Three Urban Prototypes For Future Living

Before I started working on real-world robots, I wrote about their fictional and historical ancestors.

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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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14 Apr 2018

Why Good Hackers Make Good Citizens

Hacking is about more than mischief-making or political subversion. As Catherine Bracy describes in this

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11 Apr 2018

Here’s What Makes These 10 Cities The World’s Most Livable

From Vienna to Auckland, these are the cities with the highest quality of living, according

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05 Apr 2018

How Sanctuary Cities Actually Work

President Trump says he wants to strip funding from so-called “sanctuary cities,” but what exactly

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27 Mar 2018

The 100 Million City : Is 21st Century Urbanisation Out Of Control?

Projections suggest cities will swell at an astonishing pace – but whether that means our

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26 Mar 2018

Why All Big Cities Need For Democratic And Metro-Scale Governance

Infrastructure Australia has called for metropolitan-scale governance of Australia’s largest cities. The new report by the Commonwealth’s

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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06 Dec 2017

Cities Are Literally Changing Animals

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

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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

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29 Nov 2017

Why Cities Should Plant More Trees

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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13 Jul 2017

Why Cities Are Where They Are

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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