Cairns has an extensive CCTV network, which as well as keeping homeless people under surveillance is sometimes used to help them.
Surveillance often results in people who are homeless being the target of enforcement measures. But a new study in Cairns shows surveillance can also be used to achieve more positive social outcomes.
Significant investment in public transport is essential to ensure the Central City CBD can handle the predicted growth in commuting trips.
Central City 2048 proposes one new rail line, three metro lines and almost 300,000 extra jobs for the new CBD, one of three proposed for metropolitan Sydney. Clearly, the investment needed is massive.
Destruction in Homs.
Work to preserve the country's heritage is already happening.
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There are early indicators that London's fortunes could be shifting.
Wittelsbacherplatz, June 2018, Munich, Germany.
Image: Christian Tietz
What exactly is the 'built environment'?And is the term the best way to frame what we're trying to achieve today?
Chicago is often invoked in political debates on crime.
What's really the most dangerous American city? The way crimes are currently counted in the US can easily confuse and mislead.
An algorithm based on commuting patterns makes new 'Greater Glasgow' the biggest local authority in the UK.
Traffic crosses over the Lions Gate Bridge from North Vancouver into Vancouver, B.C., in July 2015. Canada is increasingly becoming a suburban nation, with more people living in car-dependent suburbs.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
It's easy to over-estimate crowding and traffic in highly visible downtown cores and underestimate the vast growth happening in the suburban edges of our metropolitan regions.
City Skyline and Main River in Frankfurt, Germany.
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Economic polarisation across Europe is becoming an important phenomenon, in part driven by monetary policies that can increase office prices and can even affect the fundamentals that drive the markets.
At 90 years old, the Tyne Bridge shows how a practical piece of infrastructure can become an integral part of a city's culture and identity.
Doomed to fail?
In almost every city, consumer demand and business diversity had a big role to play.
The management of green spaces in Valldaura.
In a context marked by major ecological, social and economic changes, cities are at the heart of transitions.
Seven years after Tahrir Square became the focal point of the Egyptian Revolution, towering metal gates now control access.
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Today’s urban public spaces tend to represent governments and cities rather than people and citizens. Architects and urban designers should contribute to shaping spaces for freedom and interaction.
The Melbourne Apartments Project developed by the Barnett Foundation offered 28 units to households living within 4km of the site and willing to leave their social housing.
Shared equity models have a dual benefit of making home ownership affordable for people on modest incomes and freeing up scarce social housing for other households in need.
Nottingham sees the benefits.
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The workplace parking levy is a simple idea, but tricky to implement.
Brisbane has half the population of Sydney and Melbourne, but all three cities have very similar commute distances and times.
Urban growth has had much less impact on commuting distances and times than media reports would suggest. The explanations include jobs being widely dispersed and residents' adaptable decision-making.
Comforting or creepy?
Street lighting may not actually reduce crime – but it can make people feel safer at night.
Three years into a protracted political and economic crisis, Venezuela has seen millions of migrants flee.
Up to 5,000 refugees flee hunger and chaos in Venezuela each day – a migrant crisis rivaling Syria's. Most arrive to poor South American border cities that are dangerously unprepared for the influx.
CRRC Zhuzhou Institute developed the rubber-tyred autonomous rail transit (ART) system, or trackless tram, which has already been trialled in Zhuzhou, China.
For 40 years the author has argued that trains and trams are better than buses. New 'trackless trams', which take innovations from high speed rail and put them in a bus, have changed his mind.
A model city?
Brasília was designed to be a just and inclusive city, but it still failed. Can Egypt's new capital avoid the same mistakes?