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.
From happier and healthier residents to more resilient buildings – green roofs offer significant benefits to cities.
Investigation of the brains of children and young adults who died suddenly in Mexico City revealed amyloid plaques similar to those found in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease.
The number of older renters is growing – and much less is known about their experiences in the expensive and insecure private rented sector.
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.