After the Covid-19 pandemic, we must seize the opportunity to make urban centers more livable places by investing in affordable housing, basic services, clean energy and active transport.
Travel somewhere new from lockdown.
Public spaces are an integral part of everyday life for most Indians. The lockdown could make people appreciate them even more.
Then – as now – the wealthy fled to the countryside, while the urban poor were forced to work on the front lines.
Temporary use of land and buildings plays a role in the aftermath of crisis.
With wild boar in Barcelona and coyotes in San Francisco, the lockdown has transformed concrete jungles worldwide.
The impacts of coronavirus on cities are extraordinarily difficult. Yet around the world, cities are responding rapidly and decisively to the crisis and its implications for urban life.
Densely populated urban areas are great drivers of economic development and innovation, but that also makes them a fertile ground for the spread of pandemics.
In the aftermath of the plague, division and discord spread in medieval cities.
The nightlife sector was operating in crisis mode since before the current pandemic, and global strategizing for the future of after-dark industries is already well underway.
Governments must take note of specific geographic contexts and local attributes that drive water insecurity.
Around 1964, at the peak of his fame with the “Spatial City,” Friedman moved away from the drawing board — and instead began using math to prove his structures were products of careful reasoning.
Local residents’ committees control urban governance in China, meaning lockdown measures do not feel imposed from outside.
Community projects play a vital role in city life.
Four out of 5 Americans live in cities, so urban planning can make a big difference in our lifestyles – especially if it promotes healthy diets and physical activity.
The current outbreak of COVID-19 underscores the need to study urban growth to understand the spread and control of future epidemics.
Attempts by municipal councils to be inclusive towards their ethnic minorities are being hampered by austerity and rising nationalism.
The tall buildings of our cities kill horrifying numbers of birds. But some cities are adopting mandatory design measures to cut the toll.
The knowledge economy creates clear winners and losers in the big cities whose growth it drives. Many Australian and US cities with strong knowledge economies have high levels of social vulnerability.
Whether you like or hate them, the way transport operates in cities needs to change.