A new book of photographs is a reminder of a slower and simpler way of living — before chain stores, throwaway clothing and online retail.
The pandemic exposed the contradictions and tensions at the heart of ‘creative class’ cities and jobs.
The British-Iraqi architect left behind a trail of extraordinary buildings. More than her built legacy, though, it is her maverick problem solving – and her determination – that continues to inspire
COVID-19 has underscored the value of parks and public spaces. A new survey shows that US mayors have gotten the message, but post-pandemic plans for public spaces remain largely undefined.
These emissions aren’t factored into climate targets, and COVID recovery could make it worse.
After ten years of conflict and destruction, what is left of Syria and what hope is there for its people?
Performances could return sooner than planned if cities are ready to adapt.
Discriminatory zoning and housing policies have concentrated poverty in America along racial lines. As a result, healthy food options are limited in many low-income and Black neighborhoods.
Stereotypically, gay, queer and trans kids flee small towns to find acceptance in big, diverse cities like New York or Chicago. But evidence shows many will eventually return to rural areas.
Some do so of their own accord, using airport amenities to meet their basic needs. Others, however, would rather be anywhere else – and find themselves at the mercy of bureaucratic wrangling.
Universities can provide the leadership and motivation to keep different groups learning from each other and working together.
To protect urban trees, it’s important to reduce the impact from construction. Advance planning and close supervision can help.
Laneway suites could increase rental stock in established neighbourhoods without affecting their character. Toronto has lagged behind other cities in Canada and North America.
In the future, tiny robots will inspect pipes for blockages and leaks.
Two scholars of cities explain why dense, urban areas will survive – and thrive – long after the pandemic ends, and even if they don’t get a bailout.
Dead cities are enduring images in post-apocalyptic literature and cinema.
US cities began naming streets in Black neighborhoods for Martin Luther King Jr. after his 1968 assassination. Researchers studying these areas 50 years later found entrenched deprivation.
Out of the existing 29 million homes in the UK, only eight million meet the highest energy standards.
Cities occupy just 3% of the Earth’s surface, yet more than half the world’s population live in urban environments. We need nation-wide plans to keep our cities cool so no one gets left behind.
A study of preschoolers’ understanding of their urban environments suggests their voices should be heard more in city planning.