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urban commons are precious green spaces, but the laws that protect them are confusing, complicated and in some cases outdated.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.
From building blocks made of fungus to self-healing concrete, architecture is using biotechnology to make buildings come alive.
Smart cities are more likely to be defined by quieter upgrades to existing infrastructure and new partnerships that better represent residents.
Take a fresh look at graffiti: even seemingly simple scribbles can hold political and social significance.
New York City's municipal budget relies heavily on the property taxes of extremely high-value real estate. That drives gentrification and distorts local policy in other ways that hurt residents.
Development should not be pursued at the expense of the very people who helped to create value and meaning in the city.
The food system urgently needs to be redesigned if we are to avoid crisis.
Workers with long commutes are more likely to become sick. They also receive less net income (after deducting travel costs) and less leisure time.
Uber's expansion has become a global epic with regional episodes, but the legal conflict in Argentina has even higher stakes.
From Apple Music to Netflix, subscription services are on the rise. It's time transport followed suit.
The digital overlays of Pokémon Go reinvented Sofia’s everyday experiences of mundane spaces. And she became an outstandingly super-cool grandmother in the eyes of her grandson, Diego.
How many opportunities you can reach depends on where you live and how you travel. A new report maps accessibility for our eight capital cities by car, public transport, cycling and walking.
From cobbled laneways to grand buildings, bluestone has a long history in Melbourne – one that starts millions of years ago.
Not all landlords see their properties purely as investments. As welfare reforms take hold, some are starting to take greater responsibility for the well-being of their tenants.
Some previous research suggests people living in rural areas may be at a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. But these results tell a different story.
Some parks reduce violence in the local vicinity. Other parks attract crime. The difference has to do with how these urban green spaces are designed, programmed and managed, experts say.