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
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
“Urban buildings use up precious materials and cause pollution. We need visionary thinking to create more
In Europe 80% of the population lives in cities. The analysis of the economic,
Exactly how much does America’s sprawl cost every year? Somewhere in the range of a
From suburbs to children’s toys, the iconic image of the simple five-sided section of a
Did you know crowded cities take up only 2% of the earth’s surface, but generate
Welcome to i-Town. An artist imagines Google, Facebook, Apple, and Electronic Arts as self-contained
What does Copenhagen have in common with Providence, Rhode Island? Both are small cities
Whose job is it to prevent crime? The police? The courts? Certainly. However, I’d
The city’s new approach puts an emphasis on fast, cheap, and lean designs. As a
The state of the nation’s health is rarely out of the news, and much has
‘Meanwhile use’ is a catch-all title adopted in recent years to describe a diverse range
A provocative new video featuring Alain de Botton says beauty in urban settings must be
‘A Visual History of the Future’ examines how future cities have been visualised over the
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
Embracing daylight is critical to sustainable urban development. In our increasingly urbanised world, planning regulations
The LINQ, a new outdoor shopping district in Vegas, is betting on the profitability of
With apologies to real estate agents, we’d like to say that the three most important
L.A. is the only one of America’s 10 largest cities where street vending is illegal.