Air conditioning requires energy, and contributes to global warming – here are five ways of cooling which won't cost the planet.
The Addison Act of 1919 introduced admirable housing standards, but in the century since the industry has put a sqeeze on space and quality.
The UK's surviving urban commons are precious green spaces, but the laws that protect them are confusing, complicated and in some cases outdated.
The values of a national park, translated to an urban context, to make life better for local people.
Instead of trying to explain the mystifying mathematics behind how algorithms work, this researcher started looking at how they actually 'see' the world we live in.
Inequality, poverty, austerity, pollution and a faster pace of life all put strains on city-dwellers – but insights from psychology could help create a more supportive urban environment.
From building blocks made of fungus to self-healing concrete, architecture is using biotechnology to make buildings come alive.
Smart cities are more likely to be defined by quieter upgrades to existing infrastructure and new partnerships that better represent residents.
Take a fresh look at graffiti: even seemingly simple scribbles can hold political and social significance.
Cities make their own climate, so such like-for-like comparisons are too simplistic.
Uber's expansion has become a global epic with regional episodes, but the legal conflict in Argentina has even higher stakes.
Development should not be pursued at the expense of the very people who helped to create value and meaning in the city.
Policies to tackle climate change will make it more expensive not to act.
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.
We spoke at length with a series of self-identified preppers. It became clear that most aren’t so out of the ordinary.
Carbon offsetting is one way of doing it – but sometimes the simplest methods work best.