Instead of trying to maintain our usual routines in the face of huge disruptions, we should use them as a welcome opportunity to mix things up.
Good access to people, services and other essential ingredients of wellbeing is a defining feature of liveable communities.
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Communities that rate highly for liveability share certain essential features. We can identify and build these key ingredients into our cities to create thriving places where people want to live.
Cities aren't the ever-growing, long-lasting powerhouses we think they are.
Carrots from farms on Melbourne’s urban fringe.
Australians may need to get used to coping with more disruptions to their food supply and rising food prices in a warming climate.
City residents are embracing the bike as the fastest, most convenient transport in areas like Brunswick, yet an apartment building has been blocked for not providing car parking.
It's up to state governments to ensure urban planning rules properly reflect both the desires of residents in the 21st century and the principles of sustainability.
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As Paris tries to come to terms with what has happened, unified responses to the terror attacks will be crucial.
Grim, single sex workers’ hostels are still common in South Africa’s economic capital Johannesburg.
Architects and those working on the built environment can learn valuable lessons about their discipline – how it's taught, and how it's carried out – from the 2015 student protests.
The rapid rise of connectivity is transforming the interactions between people and all the elements that make up a city.
City dwellers have better access to more information about the people and places around them than ever before, but it has never been more difficult to preserve privacy as a result.
Recent events show that you can't always stop an attack, even when you prepare for one.
Green space and infrastructure are consistently high on the public’s list of priorities, but urban planning has struggled to incorporate their value.
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When communities are surveyed, green infrastructure is usually high on their list of urban planning priorities. But until now planners have lacked tools to quantify the long-term benefits.
As a product of the Melbourne music scene, Nick Cave’s global reputation has benefits for the city.
While Melbourne has claims to be the music capital of Australia, competition to join the ranks of the world's 'superstar music cities' is fierce.
Is Airbnb fundamentally changing our cities?
Has Airbnb burst the "Disneyland" bubble that has enveloped our historical centres, governing their image and operations for export?
The “edgy authenticity” of street art makes it an ideal tool for urban planners seeking to attract the new "creative class".
Everyone has experienced it. Striding along in a purposeful hurry, your progress is thwarted by a slow-moving pedestrian, dawdling along the pavement. Perhaps they’re talking into their mobile phone, looking…
Conflicting evidence means it's tough to tell whether trees helping to clear the air, or if green is not as good as we thought.
Soaring capital city rents have left 42% of households still in ‘housing stress’ despite getting Commonwealth Rent Assistance.
It is now possible to imagine Australia having a national affordable housing strategy, backed by funding, by the end of 2016.
The influence of British immigrants to the United States shows us that migrants have long been city-makers.
Migrants can be a huge boon to cities – but planning to support them is crucial.
On the rebound: a number of cities, including Chicago, are becoming magnets for a growing number of professionals.
After a period of decline, cities around the world are revitalizing but it's coming at a cost: an increasingly tight affordable housing squeeze.
Los Angeles looks abroad.
Unlike CEOs, mayors are enthusiastic imitators and intimate allies, rather than fierce competitors. On World Cities Day, how US mayors are looking abroad for inspiration to solve problems