Cities have the authority and duty to consider children’s rights as part of climate change responses.
Kéré shows how architecture can build better futures by embracing communities to help catalyse progress.
Learning about sustainable development and consumption should not be limited to particular disciplines like those in the sciences and technologies.
Flooding constitutes a threat to Nigeria achieving the global sustainable development goals.
Two urban policy experts explain why taking down highways that have isolated low-income and minority neighborhoods for decades is an important part of the pending infrastructure bill.
Farmers markets aren’t just for yuppies – they are increasingly serving customers at all social and economic levels, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As we look beyond a world besieged by Covid-19, the relationship between humans and nature in our cities must be shaped and reclaimed.
The pandemic offered a tantalizing look at city life with fewer cars in the picture. But with traffic rebounding, there’s limited time to lock in policies that make streets more people-friendly.
Cities around the world are reducing traffic speeds and improving access to local services and activities by public transport, cycling and walking. They are now reaping the many ‘slow city’ benefits.
Cities are danger zones for migrating birds, but there are ways to help feathered visitors pass through more safely
The built environment plays a pivotal role in lowering residents’ exposure to climate change driven risks.
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.
Parts of Nairobi are already dealing with temperature increases and reduction in humidity. These conditions are associated with increases in mortality, especially in children and the elderly.
A space the size of 284 Bluewaters is surplus to requirements.
Motorways were once seen as a way of reducing congestion in our towns and cities. But the more we build, the more they fill with drivers.
Nurturing enthusiasm for growing food closer to home could benefit people, wildlife and the global food system.
Fewer weekly commutes means many will be willing to commute further. The effects on urban growth of working from home pose serious challenges.
If more people work from home and shop online, many commercial buildings won’t be needed any longer. What will be needed is affordable housing, and these buildings can be converted to meet this need.
Investing more in cycling and walking would boost both physical and economic health, with a typical return of $5 for every $1 spent on cycling infrastructure.
City streets were built to accommodate cars, but the COVID-19 pandemic has scrambled our transport needs. Many cities are moving to make streets more people-friendly and less car-centric.