From Cape Town to Kisumu and Greater Manchester, cities around the world are seeing the benefits of festivals that celebrate traditions and people.
City rankings have become big business – but this expert thinks it's best to ignore them.
From Orwell to Trump, the wealthy have a long tradition of stereotyping working-class communities as "dirty" – that has to stop.
The values of a national park, translated to an urban context, to make life better for local people.
The UK's surviving urban commons are precious green spaces, but the laws that protect them are confusing, complicated and in some cases outdated.
Air conditioning requires energy, and contributes to global warming – here are five ways of cooling which won't cost the planet.
Combining big data sources about bike-share trips with anonymized data from traditional survey research can best capture who is using bike-share programs.
Instead of trying to explain the mystifying mathematics behind how algorithms work, this researcher started looking at how they actually 'see' the world we live in.
Inequality, poverty, austerity, pollution and a faster pace of life all put strains on city-dwellers – but insights from psychology could help create a more supportive urban environment.
From building blocks made of fungus to self-healing concrete, architecture is using biotechnology to make buildings come alive.
Smart cities are more likely to be defined by quieter upgrades to existing infrastructure and new partnerships that better represent residents.
Take a fresh look at graffiti: even seemingly simple scribbles can hold political and social significance.
New York City's municipal budget relies heavily on the property taxes of extremely high-value real estate. That drives gentrification and distorts local policy in other ways that hurt residents.
Development should not be pursued at the expense of the very people who helped to create value and meaning in the city.
The food system urgently needs to be redesigned if we are to avoid crisis.
Workers with long commutes are more likely to become sick. They also receive less net income (after deducting travel costs) and less leisure time.
Uber's expansion has become a global epic with regional episodes, but the legal conflict in Argentina has even higher stakes.
From Apple Music to Netflix, subscription services are on the rise. It's time transport followed suit.
The digital overlays of Pokémon Go reinvented Sofia’s everyday experiences of mundane spaces. And she became an outstandingly super-cool grandmother in the eyes of her grandson, Diego.
How many opportunities you can reach depends on where you live and how you travel. A new report maps accessibility for our eight capital cities by car, public transport, cycling and walking.