A study of Australian and US cities has demonstrated that pet ownership strengthens people's connections with their neighbours.
Born seemingly spontaneously out of a desire to create and manage shared spaces, Madrid's "citizen laboratories" are using new tools to build a new vision of how cities should be planned and run.
International problems and local policies are integrally interwoven, whether the nationalists in Washington like it or not.
In an urbanizing world, people increasingly are seeking out nature in cities. Research shows that diverse species of animals, plants and insects can thrive in areas that humans have altered.
Grenfell Tower residents tragically got the world's attention only after a disastrous fire. So what would public housing residents in Australia say about their living conditions?
As summer heatwaves intensify across Canada, smaller cities need to follow the lead of Toronto and Vancouver - to protect vulnerable citizens from injury, disease and death.
Regional cities can be as effective at generating jobs and growth as their big five metro cousins. But they must identify and build on their strengths to be investment-ready.
The tangled web of responsibility for London's council estates could cloud investigations into the Grenfell Tower fire.
Older Australians are keenly aware of the housing challenges they face, but most are wary of co-housing due to the negative associations of shared living spaces.
New research finds a state of confusion when it comes to Australian government policymaking on housing, despite its huge economic and social significance.
The investigation into the Hillsborough disaster took a long and twisted path – the government must learn from its mistakes.
New research shows many good intentions for creating urban environments that promote good health were not carried through. The solutions start with engaging more closely with residents themselves.
Fire has always affected poorer communities more; to understand why, public authorities need to get better at listening to the people they serve.
'We all have harmony in this area, and these people try to divide us, but we tell them that "we will not let you do that".'
Why can't the state fund an ongoing program of upgrading, replacing and building public housing? On the evidence to date, private developers aren't doing a better job of it.
Wandering the city by foot helps us look beneath ordinary conceptions of the face value of a place to the meanings built up and lost over time.
No one party is responsible for the disaster: local or national, Labour or Conservative – they all are.
Amid calls for arrests, a law expert explains what the offence actually entails.
Many urban children who took part in a program that was supposed to enrich their lives dealt with racism instead. Why can't this cultural exchange become a two-way street?
When wealth accumulation becomes the driver of urban regeneration, residents who already have little or no say in the future of our cities are further marginalised by gentrification.