It's not all bad news at Bonn – with low carbon precincts, living infrastructure and urban networks, cities are leading the charge against climate change.
Low-density suburbs can cause social isolation that's harmful for individual and community well-being. But research confirms we can plan neighbourhood centres so they become vibrant social hubs.
What decisions can we make today to reduce the future risk of hazards like floods and fire? Particularly in a time of climate change, modelling various plausible futures helps us plan for uncertainty.
Locals use beauty in the battle to reclaim public space from the clutches of organised crime groups.
The secret of creating attractive, liveable places sounds deceptively simple: connect people to places, people to transport and people to people.
So you're having to room share to live in the city. What if you need more than a place to sleep? Well, now you can rent a living room by the minute. Welcome to the world of distributed living.
New analysis shows British cities how to save money, reduce emissions and make life better for citizens.
An innovative collaboration between government, a non-profit group and philanthropists has found a way to provide urgently needed housing on land that would otherwise be left vacant for years.
It's time to turn Oxford Street into a haven for walkers.
Atlanta is a black majority city that has elected black mayors since 1973. Two candidates now face a runoff in December.
Movies often portray the city as a dystopia, particularly in the 'neo-noir' genre, which explores postmodern themes. TV shows and ads present an altogether sunnier picture of life in the city.
Residents often have concerns about informal green space but some still use it. Work to enhance these areas should aim to resolve these concerns without destroying what residents do value.
Kingston-Upon-Hull is a city of contradictions, which is holding up a mirror to British society.
Australian cities have turned to some very costly solutions when water is scarce. But as the world's second-highest users of water per person, more efficient use and recycling are key.
A community-led development has been officially declared the UK’s best new building.
It's time to shatter some common misconceptions about the recent crime wave.
This highly-stylised slice of the Orient was originally a defence against racism.
Faecal transplants and virtual nature are technological solutions to ‘nature deficit disorder’ from urban living. Such 'quick fixes' offer some benefits, but are no substitute for the real thing.
Urban festivals built on community involvement can reinvigorate places and create a shared sense of place and purpose that lasts long after the event is over.
Cities around the world are starting to rethink the vast areas of land set aside for parking. The convergence of several trends likely will mean this space becomes available for other uses.