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

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

21 Feb 2018

Algorithmic Zoning Could Be The Answer To Cheaper Housing & More Equitable Cities

Zoning codes are a century old, and the lifeblood of all major U.S. cities (except

14 Feb 2018

How To Use The Power Of Urban Planning To Tackle Inequality

Income inequality creates both spatial and social divides and shows itself within cities in many

06 Feb 2018

Masterplan Of Singapore’s Underground Spaces Ready By 2019

An underground masterplan that maps out Singapore’s underground spaces and their potential uses is set

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

14 Sep 2017

Planning Cities For Migration

Migration is a natural human phenomenon, but not one that organisations in the built environment

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

20 Jul 2017

What 5,000 Americans Think About Urban Design

Park benches, well-maintained lots, planters full of bright flowers, lamp posts — these are public

14 Jul 2017

Chinese Architecture: Spectacular, Or Eccentric?

China is no stranger to contemporary architecture that boggles the mind or appears to side-step

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

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.

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

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

22 Feb 2017

A Smart City Is, Because Its People Are.

By 2030, 60 percent of the world’s population is expected to live in mega-cities. How

31 Jan 2017

What The Strip Can Teach Us About Urban Planning

Long before America’s current urban revival, the Strip was ditching its streetside car parks for

10 Jan 2017

Even The Ancients Cared About Heritage Buildings Before Them

In any debate on new construction in our urban centres you are likely to hear

27 Dec 2016

What Can Urban Planners Do To Promote Mental Health?

This group advocates designing cities with emotional well-being in mind. The Tokyo-based psychiatrist Layla McCay

13 Oct 2016

Create To Regenerate : Cities Tap Into Talent For Urban Renewal

The creative industries – ranging from game development to architecture, media, design and the arts

03 Oct 2016

Technology For Car Convenience At The Cost Of Pedestrian Casualties

One pedestrian is killed every two days on Australia’s roads, the majority in metropolitan areas.

04 Aug 2016

Renewing City To Core With Arts School, From Sydney And Beyond

National Art School (NAS) interim director Michael Lynch has committed to defending its continued independence

03 Jun 2016

It Is Obvious To Begin With, Cities Are First & Foremost For People

The federal government’s recently released Smart Cities Plan is built on three pillars: smart investment,

30 May 2016

Watch Suburbia Morph Into Green Squares In Cities Near You

The suburbs were the urban living format that defined Australian cities in the 20th century.

24 May 2016

Why A Privileged Sub-Urban Core For Sydney Will Destroy Its Soul

The New South Wales government is imposing an anti-urban legislative and development agenda on Sydney.

23 May 2016

Urban Density: An Oversimplified Concept That Endanger Our Future

In debates about urban density we often find comments about buildings being too tall or

19 May 2016

Not All Ills Of Urban Consolidation Is As Ugly As Media Reports

Neighbourhoods as “battlefields”, “sardine city”, traditional suburbs as “threatened species” and urban hubs as the

17 May 2016

Why & How Perth Is Testing If Its Strategy Is Really Working

City planning has many approaches that have been used to enable better economic, social and

15 Apr 2016

The Promise Of City Scale Government As It Should Be

For residents of Australia’s cities, federalism means state governments have the right to assert what

13 Apr 2016

London Is The World’s Best City? Nature Or Nurture?

Are great places created, or do they just happen? This question is receiving a great

12 Apr 2016

Making Your Cities More Beautiful With Living Heritage

Architects, urban planners and government policymakers often aspire to make Australian cities more like Copenhagen.

18 Mar 2016

How Sandtown, Baltimore Reinvents Itself With Community Planning

Across the United States thousands of once thriving working class neighborhoods are boarded up, but

07 Mar 2016

Gil Penalosa : Citizens Can’t Be Spectators In Urban Planning

Gil Penalosa wants you to act now. So it’s a good thing that when he’s

03 Mar 2016

10 Cities That Are Shaping The Future Of Urban Living

Cities are frequently at the front line of innovation when it comes to addressing the

24 Feb 2016

What Makes People Use Public Transport?

As traffic congestion continues growing in urban areas, more and more cities have realized that

18 Feb 2016

A Limit To Urban Height In Vancouver

We don’t always have to build up to fit more people into a city. Vancouver

21 Jan 2016

Why Old Ways Of Getting Around Cities Is Clashing With Current Realities

Cities are complex systems. One visible artery of the city is traffic – the cluster

15 Jan 2016

To Get Less Drunken Violence, Design Better Cities

Tragically, another young life has been lost in an alleged one-punch assault, this time in

13 Jan 2016

Why Modern Cities Kills Nightingale’s Song

The Commons apartment building in the inner Melbourne suburb of Brunswick has won swags of

04 Jan 2016

Start Asking People What They Want From The Smart Cities Of The Future

“Future cities, where infrastructure adapts to our needs, offer an enticing prospect.” But who is

12 Nov 2015

Singapore + Copenhagen = Smart City Fusion

To mark the 50th anniversary of close bilateral ties between Singapore and Denmark, the two

06 Nov 2015

Migrants Are The Key Source Of Vitality For Cities, Plan Well

The world’s population is becoming increasingly urban. Sometime in 2007 is usually reckoned to be

29 Oct 2015

Liveable Cities : Who Decides What That Means And How We Achieve It

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has created a new ministry for cities and the built environment.

19 Oct 2015

Why Lego Is For Both Fun Play And Serious Work

MIT wants to make transportation planning more transparent—and a bit more fun. MIT researchers unveiled

10 Sep 2015

How Should We Design Cities To Make The Most Of Urban Ecosystems?

Back in 1839, public health expert J F Murray published his article The Lungs of

31 Aug 2015

How To Build In Neighbourhoods With Lean Methodology

In some ways, is a rejection of wonk — a way to show and not tell.

24 Jul 2015

How Future Cities May Look More Like Natural Forest And Why It Matters

With its broad strokes of thinking and long-term implementation, urban planning isn’t the most exciting

23 Jul 2015

How Successful, Leading Cities Solve Problems Globally

“How do some of the most successful, leading cities in the world solve their problems?

14 Jul 2015

How To Create A Sustainable Community With Public Works

Communities both big and small are having a sustainable makeover in order to reduce energy

03 Jul 2015

DIY Guide : How To Build A City From Scratch

From Songdo, South Korea to Lavasa, India via Egypt’s unnamed new capital, everywhere you look