Too often government policy is not designed with the long-term in mind. Instead, short-term economic outcomes and political gains are prioritised - to the detriment of public health.
The inability of city authorities to enforce land-use regulations has allowed people to carry out ecologically unfriendly activities along the water bodies.
Paying for your parking via an app promises ease and efficiency. But we are entering a bargain with unclear terms around data privacy and public revenue.
Resistance from the residents of informal settlements against housing evictions is not a new thing in Lagos, Nigeria.
Conspiracy theories about urban planning are born of a national context in which public transport provision is failing
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.
Australia’s housing crisis shows no sign of abating, but planning reforms to increase supply is only part of the solution.
From lit-up orbs to bland office blocks, cities are full of buildings that people do or do not like. What really shapes how they live – for better or for worse – is urban planning.
The four Cs – convenience, choice, competitive prices and COVID-19 – will decide the retail battle and how it affects the structure and function of our cities.
Pattern book housing has been proposed as a way to speed up housing supply in New South Wales. It certainly worked in the past.
An interdisciplinary group of researchers at Penn State ran computer models on two Philadelphia census tracts. The neighborhood with more vulnerable residents was also hotter.
The Canadian federal government is pursuing the idea of “smart cities,” but in the wrong way.
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.
Normalizing temporary structures as permanent educational facilities undermines the goal of providing quality public education to all children.
The UK government aims to enforce beauty through the planning system’s design codes. But intangible qualities like beauty are best achieved by challenging architects – not constraining them.
Removing local authorities’ ability to oversee how the built environment changes will not solve the housing crisis. In fact, it might make inequality worse.
These popular street ornaments speak to a 1960s urban planning philosophy as well as to the commodification of nostalgia.
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.
So showy and ubiquitous, jacarandas can be mistaken for natives, but they originate in South America, and were introduced to Australia in the 19th century.