What exactly is the 'built environment'?And is the term the best way to frame what we're trying to achieve today?
We wear our surroundings like a cloak. Lower-income communities often live in environments that discourage healthy, outdoor activities. This perpetuates their poorer health and traps them in poverty.
The mindset, tools and techniques of designers can make us better leaders. Here's how.
From falcons that hunt by the light of skyscrapers, to bears that sit in wait at weirs, animals are using human structures to help them catch a meal.
As 'Heart Month' kicks off across North America, a cardiovascular researcher explains how the neighbourhood you live in can affect your risks of heart disease.
3D urban modelling is a transformative technology for designing cities. But incorporating new technologies into planning practice has its challenges.
Digital media on building facades are changing the appearance of our cities. This creates a need for new urban policy guidelines to retain architectural quality and promote social engagement.
New South Wales is the only state that has made meaningful progress on legislation and enforcement of standards capable of creating a sustainable built environment.
By putting the users of buildings – people – at the centre of the process of designing buildings and infrastructure, we can create healthier, more human-centred spaces.
The widespread discussion as to whether the Hurricane Harvey disaster was caused by climate change or not is a dangerous distraction from the real issues.
Enshrining the need for planning healthy built environments in legislation will help ensure the fundamental role planners have to play in facilitating healthy lifestyles.
The health impacts of urban and regional planning are undisputed. So why did the NSW government adopt and then discard health objectives as part of state planning legislation?
It's time for governments to think long-term about the kind of places they want to create.
Three researchers examine the big challenges of urban development: from city leadership to lock-ins.
Students at the University of Khartoum are protesting about a secretive plan to move the institution from its historic buildings.
A former colleague of the award-winning architect Zaha Hadid pays tribute to her 'great presence'.
The tower block is in the dock but terraced housing is on the up.
Navigating a major metropolis with a disability is tough, but the Paralympics give us the chance to make it work.
Architects and those working on the built environment can learn valuable lessons about their discipline – how it's taught, and how it's carried out – from the 2015 student protests.
If we want the Sustainable Development Goals to be more than just big dreams, Africa will need well trained engineers who can put their skills to good use in their own communities.