Contact with nature reduces stress and aggression, one reason scholars say urban green space may reduce violence.
Some parks reduce violence in the local vicinity. Other parks attract crime. The difference has to do with how these urban green spaces are designed, programmed and managed, experts say.
With partnerships between landowners, the government and businesses, South Africa can invest in its wetlands and boost the country's potable water reserves.
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Despite efforts to encourage a shift to sustainable transportation, traffic congestion is often the focus of debates over mobility. Motorists endlessly demand more roads, but is this really a solution?
Airbnb is a growing threat to the major hotel chains.
The number of Airbnb properties has exploded since its founding in 2008. A hospitality management expert looked at how this has hurt hotels.
New York restricts the growth of glass skyscrapers.
Glass has always been a notoriously energy inefficient building material – but an obsession with aesthetics led architects to ignore its shortcomings.
Drivers for the ride-hailing giant Uber are planning a national day of action to protest labour conditions.
Drivers for Uber, one of the most successful companies in the gig economy are set to strike by turning their apps off for one day this week as their company prepares for its IPO.
In an urban setting like central Footscray, where only 1% of the area is public space, the value of the humble footpath needs to be recognised.
Footpaths are a valuable space for everyday social activity, but their role is often overlooked. In increasingly dense urban areas such as Footscray, footpaths are essential public spaces.
Project Oceanology class retrieves a bottom trawl at the mouth of the Thames River.
For decades, New England students took field trips out into the Long Island Sound. Their data show how quickly the sound is warming, leading to fewer American lobster, rock crab and winter flounder.
Amazon will not build their second headquarters in Long Island City.
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Economic research suggests tax incentives and other corporate subsidies don't have the positive impact they're supposed to.
Amazon’s plan to build a new headquarters in Long Island City faced significant resistance.
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Amazon nixed plans to build a headquarters in Long Island City after some New Yorkers questioned the wisdom of offering billions in tax breaks in exchange for job promises. A Texas study suggests they had reason to worry.
Sydney’s Darling Harbour: popular but noisy and expensive. Here’s how we could do better to provide a safe place to work and play.
Cities around the world are redeveloping their waterfronts to be accessible and resilient to the effects of climate change. Here's where Sydney's Darling Harbour went wrong and what we can do better.
For cities that lost like New Jersey, there may be more than one way to win.
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Some say the more than 230 cities that lost their bids for Amazon's second headquarters were dupes in the retailer's game. In fact, they were willing participants with their own aims.
Stop and frisk has often been criticized as a way to target minorities.
Police practices like stop and frisk are often criticized as racial profiling. But it can be tricky to figure out from the data which officers are the worst offenders.
The World Trade Center burns after being hit by planes in New York Sept. 11, 2001.
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An unprecedented onslaught from the US hasn't destroyed the terrorist organization. What is the secret of its resilience?
Density is an idea sold to us by corporate developers who want to build on every last bit of green space. To fully enjoy our city now and for the future, we need more public green space.
As Toronto hurtles towards its population dense future, the making of significant green communities for its waterfront needs to be urgently considered.
The U.S. is the biggest destination for Chinese foreign investment.
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Chinese investment in the US has never been high, but the ongoing trade war could dampen it further, with significant long-term repercussions.
Suzanne Mayes reacts to Melania Trump’s jacket as she collects toys for detained families.
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A researcher takes a closer look at the millions of unauthorized workers who play an essential role in the U.S. economy – and why they matter.
Hot hot heat.
How to move beyond the warm words about tackling urban heat islands to doing something about them.
The plantings of New York’s High Line Park were inspired by plants that had naturally colonised the disused railway viaduct.
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If the nature we desire is, in fact, its expression as untamed wildness, then we should turn to the creativity of artists as well as urban designers when building our cities.
Pamphlets for participatory budgeting processes in New York , a system that does back to ancient Greece.
Politicians assume that voters cannot face the financial truth. To democracy experts this is just wrong. Involving voters results in better budgets as shows history from ancient Greece.