From car mechanics to coffee shops, the railway arches have long provided refuge from inner city rent hikes for small businesses.
A dormant 'cash mountain' marks a nadir for London's contactless travel card, but trouble has been brewing for some time.
Delivery bots, maintenance drones and care robots are all being tested in real world contexts – and that's just the beginning.
A sociologist interviewed hundreds of immigrants in New York, Barcelona and Paris. Here's what they say those cities get right — and do wrong — when integrating foreign-born residents.
July is the hottest month in much of North America. Experts explain who is most affected by heat waves and ways to cope with them.
The government's £163m fund would provide much-needed boost for community-led housing organisations – but it might also take away their control over new developments.
The challenges facing town centres and high streets are intensifying.
The residents of Freetown Christiania have lived by degrowth values for decades.
The Great Exhibition of the North is putting paid to tired stereotypes of the region – but now, the North itself is becoming divided.
London should be one giant pigeon cemetery, but you rarely see the bodies.
A lecturer in transport engineering weighs in on one of the greatest debates of our time.
It's hard to measure the value of a tree, but scientists equipped with lasers have come one step closer.
Daily routine affects how much polluted air we breathe.
Judge acknowledges attack on rough sleeper's home, after he and his belongings were urinated on by a drunk passer-by.
Bangalore's forgotten water wells are being revived, to help the city overcome centuries-old supply issues.
The standards we use today were designed to help avoid the overcrowded housing that blighted cities in the past. But severe overcrowding is again on the rise, so what needs to be done?
The combination of higher-density living and increasing cultural diversity means we need to think about how to build social cohesion and make the most of the opportunities of apartment living.
In South Africa, Cape Town fears "Day Zero", when the city will have to ration water drastically. The phenomenon threatens other cities as well but solutions exist.
The largest cities in Australia and the US are both the richest and the most likely to push out low-income earners. Having cities of all sizes will increase people's choices of where to live and work.
Marketers once liked to think they could virtually steer people through shops and malls. But it appears shoppers' movements, possibly driven by primal instincts, aren't so easily directed.