In the 70s, Whitlam tried to build new, big cities. But this was too costly. Now the most viable solution for Australia's population woes is to make existing cities bigger.
Heatwave deaths this summer make it clear: climate change is a severe public health threat, and those who live alone are at greatest risk.
An expert crunches the numbers to reveal just how bleak Britain's bus crisis has become.
Our current celebration of cities is a big shift from the past generation when cities were seen to contain all of our problems. Should we believe the hype? Are the new ideas equally problematic?
From car mechanics to coffee shops, the railway arches have long provided refuge from inner city rent hikes for small businesses.
A dormant 'cash mountain' marks a nadir for London's contactless travel card, but trouble has been brewing for some time.
Delivery bots, maintenance drones and care robots are all being tested in real world contexts – and that's just the beginning.
A sociologist interviewed hundreds of immigrants in New York, Barcelona and Paris. Here's what they say those cities get right — and do wrong — when integrating foreign-born residents.
July is the hottest month in much of North America. Experts explain who is most affected by heat waves and ways to cope with them.
The government's £163m fund would provide much-needed boost for community-led housing organisations – but it might also take away their control over new developments.
The challenges facing town centres and high streets are intensifying.
The residents of Freetown Christiania have lived by degrowth values for decades.
The Great Exhibition of the North is putting paid to tired stereotypes of the region – but now, the North itself is becoming divided.
London should be one giant pigeon cemetery, but you rarely see the bodies.
A lecturer in transport engineering weighs in on one of the greatest debates of our time.
It's hard to measure the value of a tree, but scientists equipped with lasers have come one step closer.
Daily routine affects how much polluted air we breathe.
Judge acknowledges attack on rough sleeper's home, after he and his belongings were urinated on by a drunk passer-by.
Bangalore's forgotten water wells are being revived, to help the city overcome centuries-old supply issues.
The standards we use today were designed to help avoid the overcrowded housing that blighted cities in the past. But severe overcrowding is again on the rise, so what needs to be done?