Before the pandemic, our cities had a simple plan: let population growth drive economic activity. But the world is changing and the perpetual growth mindset has to change with it.
Seeing Japanese parents send toddlers out on their own to do errands has shocked viewers. But not that long ago our neighbourhoods were also child-friendly, and we can make them so again.
Ad hoc, lot-by-lot efforts to house more people in our ageing suburbs are failing to increase liveability and sustainability. Our cities need strategic, precinct-scale regeneration.
The sustainable and inclusive development of the St. Lawrence River is essential. A prolonged laissez-faire attitude will have harmful consequences on people and the environment.
Blogs can be useful sources of data for the urban planning research community if the researchers know how to assess them critically.
Communities already retreat from flooding and in the face of sea level rise. Is retreat from wildfires next, and what would that look like?
Successful housing projects for people living with disabilities have inviting communal spaces, private individual dwellings, commercial opportunities for residents and on-site support.
Urban economics experts are creating simulated cities to forecast the effect that permanent telecommuting could have on city centers and housing.
The majority of planners believe that land is captured with impunity by powerful interest groups in Zambia and South Africa.
The more new housing a neighbourhood has, the less of the local area is dedicated to green space, which has knock-on effects for wellbeing and the climate crisis.
New virtual realities are changing the way we interact with our urban spaces. How will the metaverse make some urban amenities redundant and others indispensable?
A ‘right to grow’ law encouraging more locally-grown food could boost health, community pride and food supply resilience.
Local realities shape the transport system, making it less directly applicable as a model elsewhere.
Master planning has served the entwining interests and ambitions of international as well as local actors in Africa.
Experts in city government are missing the perspective of residents.
A quarter of South Africans in cities are living in informal settlements.
Why is Indonesia planning to build a new capital called Nusantara? Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
Our survey found strong opposition to Australian megacities, with most people preferring population growth to be in satellite cities and rail hubs outside the capitals.
Urban renewal can bring downsides as well as benefits. A new guide helps people connect more deeply with their suburbs.
Politics with Michelle Grattan: Mark Maund on improving our resilience to deal with flood crises
Michelle Grattan speaks with Mark Maund from the School of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Newcastle on the floods currently devastating NSW and QLD