Suburbanites now outnumber urban and rural dwellers.
Today, 8 out of every 10 Americans live in a city or suburb.
Density is an idea sold to us by corporate developers who want to build on every last bit of green space. To fully enjoy our city now and for the future, we need more public green space.
As Toronto hurtles towards its population dense future, the making of significant green communities for its waterfront needs to be urgently considered.
A sprawling subdivision in Vaughan, Ont., a growing “boomburb” north of Toronto.
Urban growth and landscape transformations in York region: How Vaughan and Markham are exploding.
A woman is helped out of the wrecked car of a train that derailed at the station of Pioltello Limito, on the outskirts of Milan, Italy, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018.
The development of suburban infrastructure depends on political, technical and financial priorities. A train derailment in an Italian suburb has highlighted the need to retrofit infrastructure.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Sidewalk Labs CEO Dan Doctoroff shake hands at an announcement in Toronto in October 2017.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Google's proposals for a high-tech development on Toronto's lakefront is a radical departure from the principles that have guided city planning in Canada for decades.
Sydney’s west is growing at a staggering pace.
The future of Sydney is under constant scrutiny. But before we consider creating a 'third city' in Sydney's west, we should ensure we get the current infrastructure up to international standards.
A canoe ride on a flooded street in Ajegunle, a densely populated area in Lagos, Nigeria.
Heavy rains, poor and clogged drainage systems have made many towns and cities in Nigeria susceptible to massive flooding.
A rally outside of City Hall in San Francisco in January.
AP Photo/Jeff Chiu
Twenty years ago, a sheriff won a lawsuit against a federal gun control law. Today, San Francisco is betting the same argument for state's rights will stop Trump from defunding sanctuary cities.
The divide is in the data.
American Community Survey (ACS) 2011-2015 5 year estimates, Table S1810
More and more people are talking about the 'rural-urban divide,' but what does that phrase actually mean? We asked experts from around the country to illustrate the gap in graphs and maps.
Schoolchildren play on a New York subway.
AP Photo/Mark Lennihan
Nine out of 10 rural places experienced increases in diversity from 1990 to 2010. Data show a more diverse future is guaranteed across all of America, and there's no going back.
The mountain village of Novara di Sizilia, Italy.
When villages across Spain, Portugal and Italy are abandoned, the regions' unique culture and heritage is lost, too.
Turns out, the way we see ethnic diversity may have more to do with prejudice than facts.
Social media is notoriously unsuitable for population studies, but these researchers have found a way to make the bias work in their favour.
The city of light has found a way to draw on the resources of the private sector, while looking after the interests of its citizens.
The mechanisms are there - but where's the evidence?
Everyone has experienced it. Striding along in a purposeful hurry, your progress is thwarted by a slow-moving pedestrian, dawdling along the pavement. Perhaps they’re talking into their mobile phone, looking…
Metropolis: imagining the cities of the future.
A new form of research is needed to bring us the cities of the future.
Does this look like a conservative city to you?
Mesa, Arizona: a place with wide streets and narrow minds. Or so goes a once popular saying about this traditionally laid-back, conservative community that came into official existence in 1883 as a Mormon…
Cars stuck in traffic at an intersection.
The strength of Australia’s economy depends on how well our cities function - yet right now, it’s as if we’re driving with the handbrake on. Cities are crucial to productivity. When they work well, they…
Melbourne and Sydney are set to become mega-cities, but there hasn’t been a coherent discussion about our population.
The national debate about Australia’s population has been hijacked. It has been dominated by fears that we don’t have the infrastructure to cope with an influx of people, and differing views about migrants…