The 'superblocks' are expected to have massive benefits for health and well-being – but it takes good governance.
Rapidly growing metropolises like Beijing, Jakarta and Ho Chi Minh City are struggling to protect residents against tobacco. Life-saving policies in rich countries may be partially to blame.
Reforms to the way local authorities are funded are probably the most radical – and least discussed – changes made by the Conservative government.
Readers are invited to a special screening and Q&A with former detective Jackie Malton, criminologist Fiona Brookman and forensic scientist Martin Evison.
The UK government has been trying to hand planning power over to local people for 50 years – but research reveals it has fallen far short of its goals.
In up-and-coming neighborhoods, old churches are often converted to apartments or offices. But what about the vacant or underused churches in areas that aren't attractive to developers?
It was once seen as a public menace – now, skateboarding is a global sport that empowers young people to improve their cities.
Cyber-criminals are targeting city authorities because they often pay out – but there are other ways to protect public data and services.
Self-driving cars may someday drop off their owners downtown and then leave to find free parking. What would that mean for cities of the future?
Two thirds of China's 900m rural residents are moving to cities. Now, architects are finding ways to preserve their built heritage, before it disappears.
Looking back at Lviv's Soviet past, there are clues about how to preserve history for everyone – not just the affluent.
From Cape Town to Kisumu and Greater Manchester, cities around the world are seeing the benefits of festivals that celebrate traditions and people.
City rankings have become big business – but this expert thinks it's best to ignore them.
From Orwell to Trump, the wealthy have a long tradition of stereotyping working-class communities as "dirty" – that has to stop.
The values of a national park, translated to an urban context, to make life better for local people.
The UK's surviving urban commons are precious green spaces, but the laws that protect them are confusing, complicated and in some cases outdated.
Air conditioning requires energy, and contributes to global warming – here are five ways of cooling which won't cost the planet.
Combining big data sources about bike-share trips with anonymized data from traditional survey research can best capture who is using bike-share programs.
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.