Councils are facing their own revenue crisis – and local businesses are paying the price.
Vertical farms grow more food but use much more energy, so let's consider other kinds of urban agriculture.
Taking this step may improve the quality of life for vulnerable people and reduce the amount of air conditioning they use, making their neighborhoods less prone to power outages.
It can feel much faster to get the bus – but that could all be a matter of perspective.
The UK pioneered smart cards such as Oyster. But now, experimentation is being stifled as cash-strapped councils struggle to deliver basic services.
In Canberra you can build on land you don't own, and it's cheaper.
The right to housing is enshrined in law in the Netherlands and South Africa – so what would it look like in the UK?
Staying at home puts women at greater risk of health problems – cities need to change to encourage them to go outside.
Turnbull put in place the City Deals program in 2015 - aiming to create better partnerships between all levels of government. Some projects are underway, but we need more than just partnerships.
Uncontrolled growth at the expense of the environment will severely exacerbate the impacts of climate change. As shown with tragic floods in India, our cities are not prepared for extreme events.
More and more housing in city-centres is being bought or built for the short-term rental market.
In the region of Liguria, and the city of Genoa itself, Calabrian mafia clans have been infiltrating construction projects for decades.
Problems such as mental illness and drug addiction are confined to a minority of homeless people – and it's preventing others from getting help.
With train fares looking set to rise, there are some simple rules you can follow to get the best value tickets.
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.