Bypassing planning regulations is likely to have impacts on social inequity and wellbeing that could prove very costly for both governments and people.
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Local governments have far too often been let off the hook for approaches that discreetly limit where students may live.
A controversial new city project in northern California has echoes of past utopian plans – but idealism and commercial reality have always been uneasy partners.
African Nova Scotians have historically suffered the negative consequences of urban redevelopment. New projects in Halifax must involve genuine engagement with racialized communities.
Tall. Straight. Abundant flowers. And a stunning trunk. What’s not to like about the spotted gum?
Despite adopting the goal of creating medium-density neighbourhoods to end urban sprawl, our cities have struggled to achieve it. Confused debates about ‘good density’ are part of the problem.
An analysis by scholars at the University of California, Davis showed that just a small number of cities in California actively consider racism when developing their plans.
COVID-19-related support only reduced the negative impact of the pandemic on financial capital, and not on the other forms of capital
Post-pandemic pressures are compounding stresses cities were already facing, leading to the hollowing out of some American cities.
Ghana’s housing deficit needs immediate attention.
A monumental book, newly translated into English, describes in painstaking, archeological detail, how the socialist project transformed the spaces in which Soviet citizens lived.
The interplay between diversity and urban planning in Sudan has created vibrant cityscapes, but also led to segregation and division.
The city of Accra has no plan to tackle pedestrians’ behaviour.
A project to upgrade a high school playing field led to a book on how to inspire more young people to pursue careers as urban planners.
Local Aboriginal Land Councils are some of the largest private landowners in NSW. Making it easier for them to develop their land will benefit Indigenous communities and the rest of the public.
YIMBYs and NIMBYs agree on one thing – they both want to live in desirable heritage neighbourhoods. And despite heritage being blamed for lack of new housing in these areas, it’s not the real issue.
The centralisation of planning power is exactly what Sydney doesn’t need. While not perfect, the commission broke the mould of top-down, siloed planning and broadened the focus across the whole city.
Simply rezoning land for higher density is not enough to achieve the planning goal of transforming low-density and car-centric neighbourhoods into mixed-use and walkable neighbourhoods.
When a community is involved in how their spaces are developed, these can foster a sense of belonging and make diverse societies more cohesive.