From Cape Town to Kisumu and Greater Manchester, cities around the world are seeing the benefits of festivals that celebrate traditions and people.
There are benefits to society of good housing for all – health, wellbeing, savings from costs of crime and health – that are not captured in its price.
A substantial building programme is needed to rearrange our cities to benefit all types of journeys – not just commutes.
The approach to housing in the UK hasn't worked for years. What could we learn from how it's done in other countries?
From Orwell to Trump, the wealthy have a long tradition of stereotyping working-class communities as "dirty" – that has to stop.
Air conditioning requires energy, and contributes to global warming – here are five ways of cooling which won't cost the planet.
The Addison Act of 1919 introduced admirable housing standards, but in the century since the industry has put a sqeeze on space and quality.
The UK's surviving urban commons are precious green spaces, but the laws that protect them are confusing, complicated and in some cases outdated.
The values of a national park, translated to an urban context, to make life better for local people.
Instead of trying to explain the mystifying mathematics behind how algorithms work, this researcher started looking at how they actually 'see' the world we live in.
Inequality, poverty, austerity, pollution and a faster pace of life all put strains on city-dwellers – but insights from psychology could help create a more supportive urban environment.
From building blocks made of fungus to self-healing concrete, architecture is using biotechnology to make buildings come alive.
Smart cities are more likely to be defined by quieter upgrades to existing infrastructure and new partnerships that better represent residents.
Take a fresh look at graffiti: even seemingly simple scribbles can hold political and social significance.
Cities make their own climate, so such like-for-like comparisons are too simplistic.