Why don't we get rid of host cities altogether?
Given its flagship status, the Logan public housing project’s abandonment could be a serious setback for Australian housing and urban policy.
It's a project that creates benefits for Melbourne's western suburbs and the state as a whole. But the inner-city elite don't like it and recent experience suggests their opinion holds sway.
A century ago, Edward Johnston designed a typeface for London's transport authority. It continues to shape our experience of the city to this day.
With foresight, we can steer our cities closer to the future we want instead of the futures we fear.
A citizens' jury has been working to refresh the Future Melbourne strategy. It's part of a broader shift from government decision-making for communities to decision-making with communities.
High-speed rail is now a well-established technology and Australia needs it, as long as the project ticks all the boxes needed to deliver both private and public benefits.
In Australia, a small but growing cadre of residents is experimenting with hacktivism in planning. Giving a voice to real people living in everyday places can help ensure planning meets public needs.
From its earliest days as a haven for refugees, Shanghai developed a distinctive character and urban identity that have driven its emergence as one of the world's great metropolises.
Bigger cities increase wages, output and innovation, but also problems of congestion and pollution. Congestion charges can minimise these problems by dramatically improving traffic flows.
With the one-city format no longer viable, an Olympics expert proposes a radical new vision for the format of the Olympic Games. It actually makes a lot of sense.
Not only do healthy, well-maintained trees provide shade and benefit the ecosystem, they can have a meaningful social impact: people in newly greened neighbourhoods start to look out for each other.
What's in store for key policy areas, from health to education to infrastructure to asylum seekers, under a returned Coalition government?
What did the Coalition promise during the campaign in 11 key policy areas, from health to infrastructure to jobs?
Have you thought about usable space, re-engineering, structural integrity, contamination, insulation and comfort? If not, you need to before jumping into building a home from shipping containers.
Uber actively encloses what could be a more open city in which riders and drivers work to benefit city residents.
Millions of people need to be confident that suitable public toilets will be available when they leave their homes. A shortage of such facilities is a serious problem for an ageing population.
From music festivals to motor racing –commercial events are taking over public parks. Here's what can be done.
Green and cool (reflective) roofs are effective tools for cooling overheated cities. Research in Chicago shows that their impacts depend on local conditions, so planners should site them carefully.
Brexit campaigners connected with voters who felt left behind – and won.