12 Jul 2017

An Ancient Hydraulic System, Envy Of Modern Ones?

The Shushtar Hydraulic System in the island city of Shushtar is a complex irrigation system

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07 Feb 2017

When The Heat Is On, What Should We Do In Our Cities?

The recent spate of heatwaves through eastern Australia has reminded us we’re in an Australian

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14 Jul 2016

Edmonton : When Your City Being Destroyed Becomes A Privilege

Forget New York, let alone Tokyo: as reader Greg Whistance-Smith points out, the wildly popular

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31 Mar 2016

How Bartering Unites Our Culture & Cities, Then & Now

If you thought barter system was passé, you’re probably mistaken. Because, it’s been here for

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13 Jan 2016

BIG’s Cool, Green, Mountainous Apartments Set In National Park

Designing a building to be sympathetic to its surroundings can be tricky, especially when the

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23 Jul 2015

Playable Cities : The City That Plays Together, Stays Together

Forget about smart cities, Playable City ideas – like Bristol’s water slide or its temporary

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18 Jul 2015

Why Smart Cities Have Always Been About People

In Charlotte, N.C., providing people with data is leading to real transformation. The city of

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22 Jun 2015

Why Sustainable Cities Are Centres Of Culture And Purpose

Cities have long been centers of innovation and economic might, and the information economy has

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08 Jun 2015

Time And The City

If you stand on a rooftop along the East River in Brooklyn in the evening

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22 May 2015

Will We Ever …. Live In Underground Homes

As cities get more crowded, why not build down? In many respects, Bernadette Roberts’ three-bedroom

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11 May 2015

Humanity’s Greatest Invention?

Besides being one of today’s most influential urban economists, Harvard’s Edward Glaeser is a highly

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24 Apr 2015

A City Is Near By The Plastic In The Sea

Two French oceanography researchers expected to find pollution on their 8,345km, 14-month kayak journey from

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23 Apr 2015

The Mystery Of Asia’s Pollution Haze

A haze has periodically wafted over South-east Asia for 20 years. But despite rising public

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23 Apr 2015

Architects And Second-Tier Cities, Partners For Progress

Ambitious architects tend to cluster in the same metropolises: New York, Chicago, L.A. (not to

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31 Jan 2015

The Internet of Everything Will Change How We Live

As much as the Internet has already changed the world, it is the Web’s next

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30 Jan 2015

Our Urban Past, Present and Future

We are bombarded with statistics about the future of cities these days, as fast as

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29 Jan 2015

City Agriculture, China’s Urban Farms and Gardens

For centuries, the Chinese have referred to the fertile region around Chengdu, capital of Sichuan

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29 Jan 2015

The World Cities With The Most Powerful Brands

To establish the list of the world’s most powerful city brands, Saffron, a brand consultancy that prides

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