From cobbled laneways to grand buildings, bluestone has a long history in Melbourne – one that starts millions of years ago.
Not all landlords see their properties purely as investments. As welfare reforms take hold, some are starting to take greater responsibility for the well-being of their tenants.
Some previous research suggests people living in rural areas may be at a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. But these results tell a different story.
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.
The more people come to a city, the more demand for buildings is amplified.This demand creates pressure from which a range of agencies, motivations and causes arise.
The relationship between street slang used by young people and secret codes deployed by gang members is not always straightforward.
From Berlin to New York, citizens from around the world have shown that it is possible to get governments to make affordable housing a priority.
Totnes shows how a small, rural town can build community resilience at a time when local budgets are under strain.
Grenfell Tower fire is the kind of tragedy that changes the built environment forever, through new building rules and safety measures.
Driverless cars will form a fast, efficient transport network, which will make car ownership redundant. But they could also spell the end of public transport.
Melbourne and Sydney are members of 100 Resilient CIties, which the Rockefeller Foundation has said it will no longer fund. So what has the global network achieved? And what can we learn from this?
Floating cities are back on the agenda, with the UN recently hosting a meeting on the subject. The latest in a long line of proposals since the '50s was unveiled, but just how feasible is the idea?
The car revolutionised the way people travel – but at a heavy cost. Now, car-free cities will only work when there's reliable public transit and access for all.
To reduce the risks posed by natural hazards, governments need to address residents' everyday fears, too.
American cities are getting more diverse, but neighbors of different races don't necessarily socialize with each other. A sociologist in North Carolina discovered one surprising reason why.
Gentrification happens when attempts to build bridges between disenfranchised people and their better-off peers go awry – but it doesn't have to be this way.
Africa is home to the world's fastest growing cities. However, poor governance has robbed the continent of the benefits of people and firms clustering together.
Glass has always been a notoriously energy inefficient building material – but an obsession with aesthetics led architects to ignore its shortcomings.
Artificial intelligence can help manage floods effectively, but decisions about which communities are protected require a human touch.
Segregation is not just a problem in London – it's happening in cities all over the world.