Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village border the FDR Drive in Lower Manhattan.
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Sure, a chunk of Stuyvesant Town's units will remain affordable for 20 years. But what happens after that?
Among unfamiliar languages, cultures, cuisines, jobs and neighbourhoods, what does it take for migrants to establish a sense of home?
Cities are places of integration, intense population pressures, migration flows, cultural interactions and variations in socio-economic positioning and values. But what makes them liveable?
A liveable city has become the highest form of praise we can give to a city space. But we need to discuss what that means and who gets to participate in the process of governing and shaping a city.
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We can live comfortably and sustainably in hot places – but we'll have to ditch the glassy skyscrapers.
Temperatures are set to rocket throughout the 21st century, but design lessons from history could help the gulf states stay cool.
New season asparagus from farmland on Melbourne’s city fringe.
Melbourne's farms currently supply over 40% of the city's food. But a growing population and urban sprawl mean by 2050 they'll supply half as much.
A social housing development in Parramatta, Sydney, that was initially opposed by local residents.
Ignoring residents' concerns about boarding houses and failing to allay their fears helps nobody – least of all those in dire need of affordable housing options.
By simulating cities from the "bottom-up", scientists can help us plan for the future.
The way we get around has been revolutionised over the past half a century. But old habits die hard.
The growth of megacities and the mental health challenges this presents requires a new way of thinking.
The arrival of the super-rich has triggered a 'trickle down' effect – and not in a good way.
These maps can tell us much more than the location of England's most and least deprived areas.
We do need new homes - but Cameron's plan could have unintended consequences.
The Gold Coast has already had a slice of light rail funding – and many cities want to follow suit.
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The Turnbull government seems to have lifted Abbott's moratorium on rail funding, but giving light rail to every city that wants it will take some clever strategies to woo private investors.
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The plan is to devolve powers from Whitehall, giving local authorities more freedom and flexibility in the way they collect and spend money in their areas - but will it work?
Rail and other public transport infrastructure could receive more funding from the new Turnbull government.
Jamie Briggs talks to Michelle Grattan about his new portfolio, the policy pivot away from just roads toward other infrastructure projects like public transport, and much more.
Superannuation savings are the target of an idea that refuses to go away.
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Allowing first home buyers to tap their super would worsen housing affordability, leave many people with less to retire on, and cost taxpayers in the long run.
Gentrification is an immoral process - here's why violent protest has a role to play in the fight against it.
It can be difficult to imagine that the antiquities in our museums were once a part of vibrant and cosmopolitan cities. Let our expert take you on a tour of three cities to rival today's global hubs.
Federal governments have traditionally struggled to develop a coherent view for our cities.
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For the first time, both major parties have a cities portfolio in their front bench team. With a few more changes, the government could create a structure that will really get to grips with urban issues.