Walking all parts of Melbourne before and after the pandemic hit was eye-opening. It brought home just how much change is possible if we wish for a better, more sustainable way of living.
Decades after the Good Friday Agreement, urban space in Belfast is still divided.
City dwellers love their homes but there are different types of love that shape how cities are viewed and how they work.
When urban spaces work well they are highly social spaces. How do we safely manage them and people’s fears about mingling when ‘being together but apart’ is the norm?
Cities can learn from past pandemics to see how communities and lifestyles are shaped by outbreaks.
Public spaces are an integral part of everyday life for most Indians. The lockdown could make people appreciate them even more.
Temporary use of land and buildings plays a role in the aftermath of crisis.
The demands of gentrification in some neighbourhoods are proving deadly for some independent businesses, including local bookstores, often forcing them to close.
From cobbled laneways to grand buildings, bluestone has a long history in Melbourne – one that starts millions of years ago.
The conservation frontline is not just in remote rainforests. It’s right in our urban backyard.
The fault lines between highly segregated neighbourhoods have been linked to higher crime rates and mental health issues.
Character, resilience, convenience and sustainability are what make cities great places to live and learn.
Crime is way down in one Flint, Michigan, neighborhood, where locals have teamed up to revamp neglected public spaces. Here, why ‘busy streets’ can prevent violence and save cities money.
Urban planning is not gender neutral. Women deserve to live in cities that treat them equally, respond to their needs and reduce opportunities of violence.
Residents often have concerns about informal green space but some still use it. Work to enhance these areas should aim to resolve these concerns without destroying what residents do value.
Australian children were once free to play on the streets, but today the urban space is less friendly to children and their imaginations.
As adults we often trivialise the value of play. But playing games lets us play with possibilities, see how they play out – and exploring alternative realities helps us see the familiar in new ways.
Research shows tranquility can help to boost levels of relaxation, reduce stress and even provide pain relief.