‘Situationists’ believe the physical spaces around us, and how we interact with them, has a significant impact on how we feel.
Canada’s cities must be planned around resident
health and well-being, our research reveals the key barriers to developing truly healthy cities.
The inability of city authorities to enforce land-use regulations has allowed people to carry out ecologically unfriendly activities along the water bodies.
Decades of activism have resulted in legislation and infrastructure to make cities more accessible, but the lived experiences of disabled residents shows there’s still a long way to go.
Focusing on metrics that measure a city’s quality of life could be detrimental to its long-term sustainable development.
Neighbourhood features may have helped youth cope with the mental health impact of pandemic restrictions. Parks didn’t play much of a role but food amenities and the suburbs did.
China has a lot of vacant retail space, including many underused shopping malls. An urban policy scholar describes how the Chinese are rethinking what the mall is for.
AI could take us beyond the concept of smart cities, telling us how and why things happen in urban settings.
Shoplifting has been hyped as a driver of chain-store closures, but did these companies ever really understand urban environments in the first place?
The Canadian federal government is pursuing the idea of “smart cities,” but in the wrong way.
This isn’t the first time that US authorities have criminalized civil disobedience or framed grassroots organizing as a conspiracy.
Urban warfare and the extensive tunnel network in Gaza benefit Hamas and pose a major challenge to the Israeli military.
The idea of the 15-minute city has become popular globally. But this approach relies on ableist assumptions and doesn’t reflect inclusive urban design.
Women are most likely to feel unsafe in their cities or towns, but planning authorities have rarely listened to them. Here’s what we can do to change that.
Mass shootings account for only about 3% of gun homicides in the U.S.
Whether you call them rotaries, traffic circles or roundabouts, they offer a safer alternative to the four-way stop. But the modern roundabout has been decades in the making.
A group of academics look at the global evidence to examine the potential impact of supervised injection sites in Philadelphia and the US.
Too much light and noise at night in cities makes us sleep less and, as a consequence, worsens our health. Here are some of the measures that local authorities should take to remedy this problem.
The psychology of disagreement offers insight into why there is such a strong polarisation in opinions surrounding London’s expanded Ulez.
A new study of Florida’s fiscal vulnerability to climate change finds that flooding directly threatens many local tax bases.