For decades, social housing has been defunded and ignored. The system is now broken, and it needs to be fixed.
What a failed megacity project in Johannesburg says about similar ambitious ideas across the continent.
Site of some of the most iconic images from the ongoing protests, Lebanon's second largest city, Tripoli is a place of contrasts and extremes.
These inspirational food sharing initiatives around the world demonstrate that sustainable food system can – and should – be democratic.
Half the world's urban population live in cities with 500,000 inhabitants or fewer – it's time to celebrate these 'ordinary' cities.
The public inquiry into Grenfell makes its first report – but those responsible for the circumstances leading up to the fire are yet to face the consequences.
It will take time to digest the details of the 830-plus page report from phase one of the inquiry, but there are clear improvements to be made.
Planes, trains and automobiles produced a step-change in the speed of travel – driverless and electric cars simply cannot deliver such radical improvements.
Constructing fancy 'smart cities' might not be the best solution for Africa's rapidly urbanising populations.
Developers pay more tax to refurbish than demolish and rebuild – but there's a very easy fix.
In South Africa and India, research has found that free or affordable housing can actually undermine women's safety and livelihoods.
We need to create a transport system that is zero carbon – and socially just – in only a few years. We just need to recognise that it's possible.
Cities represent an increasingly powerful force in global politics – but they're still constrained by the agendas of slow-acting states.
The danger of fires in the Cape region this season is partly dependent on how the Fynbos has been managed over the past few decades.
From happier and healthier residents to more resilient buildings – green roofs offer significant benefits to cities.
The number of older renters is growing – and much less is known about their experiences in the expensive and insecure private rented sector.
According to a new smart cities index, the real test for smart cities is whether citizens feel the benefits.
Stereotypes that paint landlords as "bad" and tenants as "good", and pit the two groups against each other, are actually holding back progress.
Connected technology could help the visually impaired to recognise people, places or even bank notes.
The 'superblocks' are expected to have massive benefits for health and well-being – but it takes good governance.