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The mall isn’t dead – it’s just changing

The mall's inventor, Victor Gruen, envisioned thriving hubs of civic activity, rather than bland, asphalt-enclosed shopping centers. Is his original vision now being realized – or further corrupted?
U.S. Coast Guard personnel rescue stranded residents in Baton Rouge on August 14, 2016. U.S. Department of Agriculture/Wikipedia

Suburban sprawl and poor preparation worsened flood damage in Louisiana

Recent floods in southeast Louisiana were the most severe U.S. natural disaster since 2012's Hurricane Sandy. Suburban sprawl and slow execution of flood control projects worsened the damage.
Banksia woodlands are home to thousands of plant species. Rob Davis

EcoCheck: Perth’s Banksia woodlands are in the path of the sprawling city

The Banksia woodlands of the Swan Coastal Plain are home to thousands of species, many unique. But they are gradually being swallowed by Perth, one of the world's most sprawling cities.
Sydney’s farms on the urban fringe produce 10% of the city’s fresh vegetables. Alpha/Flickr

Urban sprawl is threatening Sydney’s foodbowl

Farms on Sydney's fringes supply 20% of the city's food. That could drop by more than half if urban sprawl isn't kept in check.
Santana Row, located in San Jose, California, is one of many Lifestyle Centers cropping up around the country. Parading themselves as a Main Street from a bygone era, these new retail centers hope to recreate what was lost in the rush to cover America with large malls from the 1950s through the 1990s. Santana Row

Lifestyle centers: reinvented communities or dressed-up shopping malls?

Meet the indoor shopping mall's hipper, “New Urbanist” cousin.
The inner suburbs of Melbourne are surprisingly more leafy than the outer suburbs. Andrew

Fewer trees leave the outer suburbs out in the heat

When you look out of your window in the morning, how many trees do you see? Your answer might depend on what suburb you live in. As you go further from the city centre, the amount of tree cover in a suburb…
Some rat, possum and mozzie species thrive when living close to people. Mark Philpott/Flickr

Urbanisation brings animals and diseases closer to home

Our world is becoming increasingly urbanised. In 1950, just 30% of the world’s population lived in urban areas. This number is now over 50% and rising. By 2050, two-thirds of the world’s population are…
Beautiful – but most greenbelt is on private land. Barry Batchelor/PA

Greenbelt myth is the driving force behind housing crisis

What a strange place the UK is - when the most important thing Britons spend money on becomes even less affordable, it’s received as good news. Because that is what “confidence returns to the housing market…
There’s a bright future for the inner suburbs. It’s just common sense that inner city living is more sustainable. Flickr/Gary Denness

Let’s settle this: inner city living is more sustainable

There’s plenty of debate over the future of sustainable urban planning. Is it outer suburban sprawl that’s unsustainable, or is it high-density inner city living that’s at fault? Brendan Gleeson recently…
Urban expansion is driving people further out, and it’s unsustainable. www.shutterstock.com

The grass isn’t greener in the outer ‘burbs

For a long a time real estate close to the palace was socially desirable, and anyone with aspirations didn’t want to know about the rest. Today in Melbourne inner-city people are embarrassed to reveal…
People in the outer suburbs - who need a cheaper alternative for their long commutes - are unlikely to buy electric vehicles. Steve Kay

Electric vehicles won’t solve the suburbs’ transport woes

Electric vehicles have been touted as the dream technology to solve our suburban transport challenges and rescue us from oil dependence and environmental threats. Yet technology use occurs in a social…
Suburban development makes new homes for humans, but leaves koalas with nowhere to go. Darryl Jones

Koala Cul-de-sac? Development a dead end for wildlife

It’s obviously feel-good, family-friendly marketing, but the brutal reality is those “Sugar Glider Road”, “Wallaby Close” and “Fairy Wren Circuit” street signs are almost certainly memorials for absent…
People living in the suburban sprawl walk less, drive more, and spend more time in sedentary pursuits. katie chao and ben muessig/Flickr

Fat of the land: how urban design can help curb obesity

OBESE NATION: It’s time to admit it - Australia is becoming an obese nation. This series looks at how this has happened and more importantly, what we can do to stop the obesity epidemic. Here Billie Giles-Corti…

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