Our largest cities, home to 80% of the population, are central to achieving sustainability in a time of climate change. The federal government has begun to act on the need for coherent urban policies.
Nighttime is much more than a source of danger or an occasion to party – it’s a portal into a different world, with rhythms, challenges and lifestyles of its own.
Canada is counting on immigrants to drive economic growth. Smaller urban communities can help take pressure off Canada’s most heavily populated regions by attracting and retaining newcomers.
In order to ensure new multi-unit housing prioritizes comfort and health, future residents and building owners should know what design choices to advocate for.
At the Centre for Cultural Value, we have spent the past two years exploring research to learn about the impact of culture on health and wellbeing.
Urban development and social norms concerning childhood have led European cities to a situation where public spaces are no more spaces for children and young people.
If the Earth were ever subsumed into a single cityscape, it would collapse under the weight of its own ecological footprint.
Urban spaces are a repository of people’s beliefs, memories and collective conscience.
UK supermarket shelves have been left bare of fresh produce in recent weeks – growing more fruit and veg in cities could reduce the severity of future shortages.
City living and country living both have their benefits and downsides when it comes to mental health.
Animals and plants living in cities are more likely to thrive when they are able to quickly adapt to urban conditions.
Freetown, the capital city of Sierra Leone, has a chief heat officer, the first in Africa. She has her work cut out for her.
With the help of thousands of citizen scientists, a new study measured exactly how much brighter night skies are getting every year.
Recent research shows how the relationship between alcohol consumption, queuing and crowds can lead to violent behaviour in city centres at night.
New York City’s plan has garnered the most attention – and criticism – but several cities are expanding their own intervention programs.
During the global COVID-19 pandemic, people started moving into smaller cities, drawn by the possibility of more affordable and pleasant quality of life.
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.
Accra could keep its political role while some of its other functions are distributed around the country.
The Los Angeles area has over 20,000 active, idle or abandoned oil wells. The city and county have voted to ban new ones after studies showed health problems in residents living nearby.
A longtime critic of Atlanta’s BeltLine explains how the popular network of parks has increased inequality in the city and driven out lower-income residents.