It's about time Europe ditched the diesels – so what are the alternatives?
The increasing global focus on essential services and public space as a key combination for successful city-making is relevant to fast-growing Australian cities too.
George Washington had Mount Vernon. Thomas Jefferson had Monticello. Now Trump has his eponymous tower. Can it stimulate a more creative, sustainable approach to building skyscrapers?
The fifth generation of tall buildings are here, and they're more efficient than ever before.
Informal settlements are often undocumented or hidden on official maps, but they house about a billion people worldwide. Their existence demands a more sophisticated approach to urban development.
Do affordable housing projects drive down property values? Does neighbours' quality of life suffer? Case studies in Brisbane and Sydney suggest such fears aren't justified.
Skyscrapers are the new cathedrals – but are we worshipping a false idol?
Future population growth is expected to take place almost entirely in cities. We won't fight climate change without them.
The draft plan for Southeast Queensland largely takes a 'provide land for the predicted demand' approach, which assumes regional planning is a type of technical process best left to the experts.
Our cities need to become much more efficient not just to conserve precious resources but to improve the economy, wellbeing and resilience to environmental change and disasters.
Ducking hard choices means avoiding change that could make a real improvement to the effectiveness of Australia’s infrastructure.
Greater Geelong's 'Our Future' is a process of involving industry professionals and the community in the development of a long-term vision for Victoria's second-biggest city.
Changes in how we live and work call into question current planning regulations relating to mixed-use development.
Exceptional projects can emerge when regulations are sensibly relaxed due to context. A Fremantle project is a model of progressive higher-density possibilities resulting from flexible planning rules.
While some forms of co-living seek to match modern lifestyles and a desire to downsize, other profit-driven models simply exploit a lack of affordable housing alternatives.
Religious organisations and community initiatives succeed where disoriented liberal politicians fail.
Citizens can switch from being consumers to pioneers who drive new designs for living. The German baugruppe model is a leading example.
The front yards, footpaths and verges of Australian suburbs are spaces overdue for reinvention.
Cities are realising that having great nightlife is not just about entertainment – it also means a 24-hour economy.
Melbourne ranks as the World's Most Liveable City. But does that tell us what people really love? Lovability is a new approach to city metrics.