The likes of Sheffield, Bilbao and Leipzig have staged a spectacular comeback.
Cities are home to many different people who will not always agree. We need to learn to embrace public debate as an ongoing, constructive process for working through diverse views and values.
Many properties are at risk from rising sea levels, with owners and councils at odds over the costs of defending these. NSW law reform may lead to more forward-looking climate change adaptation.
The Green Square urban renewal area – expected to be Sydney's most densely populated area by 2030 – represents a new paradigm of urban living.
With a majority of households having pets and growing numbers living in apartments, a review of regulations on keeping animals in such communities is timely.
One person's high density may be another's sprawl; the same tall building may be experienced as oppressive or exhilarating; a "good crowd" for one can be "overcrowded" for another.
Pro-infrastructure and pro-enterprise, the newly-elected mayor has the policies to keep London a global financial centre.
With an ongoing impeachment process and a deep economic recession, the host nation is on thin ice ahead of one of the world's largest sporting mega-events.
The Turnbull government's cities policy is the latest incarnation of 'the-Commonwealth-knows-best' approach, with little regard for whether urban issues are best resolved at the metropolitan level.
Changing political and social demographics mean no-one is able to take the complex and diverse western Sydney region for granted.
Using elements of game play, we can create incentives for people to change how and when they make various transport choices in ways that enable the whole system to work better.
Noisy tourists are putting a strain on Berlin's rental market.
Unlike museums and stadiums, weekend music and arts festivals can promote culture without gouging taxpayers.
Pro-bike policies can boost local business. In one Melbourne case study, the average hourly retail spending from six bikes was $97.20 compared to $27 from one car occupying an equivalent space.
With a strategic plan adopted, it not only shows where development should be avoided but clears the way for development in other areas. So Perth needs to get it right.
Cities' metros and subways are threatened by rising flood risks but innovative engineering could protect them.
The birth of the skyscraper took an obsession with height to a whole new level.
In the media, urban consolidation is often depicted as a threat to Australian suburban life. In reality, it's a result of managed planning processes to ensure growing cities remain liveable.
Cities don't have much control over national policies – but that doesn't mean there's nothing they can do.
Governance of metropolitan Melbourne is fragmented among 31 city councils. All levels of government need to work towards creating a metropolitan authority to meet the challenges of a growing city.