What is so special about Crawford Lake? And what can it teach us about the urban spaces we live in?
One visionary modernist architect saw play spaces as crucial to the 20th-century city. But they have to be cared for in order to survive.
Urban spaces are a repository of people’s beliefs, memories and collective conscience.
Our lives are intertwined with animals, insects and birds – we should consider them more when we design our cities.
As many cities grapple with the housing crisis, some places are rewriting regulations and finding creative ways to repurpose these hulking masses of concrete that suck up valuable real estate.
The more hard surfaces we build, the more stormwater we need to drain. Auckland must future-proof its urban design as climate change bites.
A systematic review of thousands of studies around the world has found many aspects of our cities affect loneliness. But people’s relationship with their environment is complex and highly individual.
Bioarchitecture draws on design principles from nature to construct buildings that work in ways that help tackle climate change and reverse environmental damage.
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The city is a A$725 billion wall-like structure running for 170km across the Saudi Arabian landscape. Can it live up to its huge ambitions?
Beautiful shopping streets attract people — and that’s good for business. Images of ten reimagined local shopping streets show how they can become the beautiful hearts of their local communities.
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.
My research shows how urban design can make it harder for women in some countries to make sustainable choices.
Cities are defined as much by their buildings as what people do in between them. Designing them comes with great responsibility.
The debate over new urban density rules is further dividing an already divided city. The challenge for Auckland is to stop social and spatial fragmentation being baked into its character forever.
Research shows apps designed to make journeys more environmentally friendly aren’t considering women’s transport needs.
How we design our cities can make it harder to be healthy. City planners are now able to quantify the different elements that are affecting our health and well-being.
There is a reason your body draws you back to the same place again and again. It’s not simply habit, it is also the ways a place makes our body feel.
important decisions must be made today for urban greening programs to succeed in a warmer world.
For a long time the roof has been an afterthought in urban design, but the future is definitely looking up.