Developers have overbuilt office and commercial space in US cities for decades. Now, in the wake of pandemic shutdowns, many downtowns face hard choices about the future.
As US cities struggle to reduce homelessness, two scholars explain how planners can reform shelter design to be more humane and to prioritize mental health and well-being.
People living in rural areas perceive the threat of climate change to be lower than people in cities.
The famous French anthropologist, world-renowned for his theory of non-places and his analyses of the “overmodern” city, died during the summer.
Horror filmmakers are wrestling with space in cities and what it means to share it.
The city of Accra has no plan to tackle pedestrians’ behaviour.
US cities are starting to reform laws that required developers to provide minimum amounts of parking. But there’s more they can do to loosen the auto’s grip on downtowns.
If we build homes on a production line, we could make them cheaper, faster and more sustainable.
What is so special about Crawford Lake? And what can it teach us about the urban spaces we live in?
A new book focuses on the politics of road transport, the everyday corruption and the hard-living world of transport workers in Lagos, Nigeria.
Illinois passed the latest law requiring new apartment buildings to be wired for EV chargers. Now apartment communities are figuring out the best ways to make shared charging work for everyone.
Cities are where solutions are found – but also where perils are amplified when we fail to act.
And what about the old water-bottles-on-the grass trick? Does that actually work?
African cities contribute the least to but bear the highest impact of climate change in terms of frequency and severity of weather events.
Living in cities filled with tags may make us feel less safe. But tags don’t mean crime and gangs. The real reasons people tag buildings and bridges are to show off and create community.
Though accessory dwelling units have been around for centuries, a recent survey found that 71% of Americans were unfamiliar with the concept.
Our largest cities, home to 80% of the population, are central to achieving sustainability in a time of climate change. The federal government has begun to act on the need for coherent urban policies.
Nighttime is much more than a source of danger or an occasion to party – it’s a portal into a different world, with rhythms, challenges and lifestyles of its own.
Canada is counting on immigrants to drive economic growth. Smaller urban communities can help take pressure off Canada’s most heavily populated regions by attracting and retaining newcomers.
In order to ensure new multi-unit housing prioritizes comfort and health, future residents and building owners should know what design choices to advocate for.