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

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

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

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

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

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

21 Jul 2015

How Can A City Measure Its Happiness?

At one time, questionnaires about well-being were the province of mental health professionals. But in

20 Jul 2015

Without Smart, Connected People There Are No Smart Cities

“Super-intelligent infrastructure serves little purpose if there is no one around to put it to

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

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

08 Jun 2015

Time And The City

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

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

11 May 2015

Humanity’s Greatest Invention?

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

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

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

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

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

30 Jan 2015

Our Urban Past, Present and Future

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

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

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