LTNs were introduced to UK cities to create a more pleasant environment for pedestrians and cyclists - but they’ve become controversial.
In 2015, 6,700 premature deaths were caused by urban heat – this can be reduced by a third by planting more trees.
Locals usually see tourists as a way to boost the economy. But at a certain point, resentment starts to build.
Overtourism has seen Spanish authorities take ever stricter measures. Individual visitors have a part to play in making tourism more sustainable.
Barcelona’s fabled basilica recently celebrated the completion of its first tower with a giant star. But as at every stage in its history, not everyone is pleased.
Everyone seems united against the new proposals, but can they really be stopped?
The Mediterranean region, with its biodiversity, climate, demographics, and economic activities such as tourism, agriculture and fisheries, is particularly vulnerable to environmental risks.
Making cities greener is a vital endeavour – but one that comes with potential pitfalls.
Scientists in Spain have reported finding traces of the novel coronavirus in wastewater dating back to March 12, 2019.
The neighbourhoods of Paris, Barcelona and Amsterdam with densities 3-5 times those of Melbourne and Sydney offer an insight into how we could transform our cities for the better.
Social networks tend to encourage behaviour considered deviant by local populations.
From wearables with monitoring chips to face scanners that assess your contentment, workplace surveillance seems to be going in one direction.
The Spanish city is remaking urban neighbourhoods by limiting through traffic in superblocks that give priority to pedestrians and street activities, not cars.
The ‘superblocks’ are expected to have massive benefits for health and well-being – but it takes good governance.
Cities make their own climate, so such like-for-like comparisons are too simplistic.
The process of radicalisation is a complex system that cannot be reduced to the brain, behaviour, or environment. It exists at the intersection of all these elements.
The future of tourism depends on ensuring visitors do not wear out their welcome. Giving locals more of a say in tourism can help ensure they share in the benefits and minimise the costs.
Smart cities need places for people to engage in meaningful ways, and cohousing is one model of smart citizen development.
Advertising as a life story – this clever campaign branded a Spanish beer with a sense of belonging.
As cities become ‘smarter’, they need more and more objects fitted with technology. We need to think about designing these objects to accommodate computers, which often break down and create e-waste.