Black Americans who grow up in racially segregated areas tend to have worse health, education and future economic prospects. Moving out can make a big difference.
Located at the edges of cities, suburbs have a role to play in urban resilience to disasters caused or exacerbated by climate change.
Old buildings aren't just waste – the materials can be reused to create the cities of the future.
Pilot studies in several cities have shown that innovative partnerships are essential in addressing urban transportation challenges and improving the quality of life for urban residents.
In major cities around the world, dockless scooters and bikes are everywhere, yet the companies themselves are often breathtakingly short-lived. Basic economic concepts give us clues why.
As more people of color move to the suburbs, they might not find the full range of opportunities that white European ethnic groups did for most of the previous century.
In the rush to become 'open defecation free', cities are taking quick fixes that are making matters worse.
Hundreds of Canadian municipalities have declared climate emergencies but many have yet to take action.
From Santiago and La Paz to Beirut and Jakarta, many of the cities now gripped by protest share a common problem: They've grown too much, too fast.
Berlin's rapid transformation is proof that cities can overcome conflict – but the fight against injustice doesn't end there.
When mapping deprivation, using traditional boundaries can distort the data and distract readers from important information.
A whole range of social and technological changes could revolutionise how we travel in the coming decades.
Most of the world's urban residents now live in suburban areas. A multi-year, multi-site project has conducted research internationally about these changing urban areas.
The more people come to a city, the bigger demand for buildings. These buildings need to be safe.
Half the world's urban population live in cities with 500,000 inhabitants or fewer – it's time to celebrate these 'ordinary' cities.
A study looked at fines in 93 California cities. Cities with more black residents and more disproportionately white police forces tended to rely the most on fines.
Planes, trains and automobiles produced a step-change in the speed of travel – driverless and electric cars simply cannot deliver such radical improvements.
In South Africa and India, research has found that free or affordable housing can actually undermine women's safety and livelihoods.
Cities represent an increasingly powerful force in global politics – but they're still constrained by the agendas of slow-acting states.
According to a new smart cities index, the real test for smart cities is whether citizens feel the benefits.