The Epcot theme park that was eventually built diverged from Walt Disney’s plans for his ‘community of tomorrow.’
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Imagining new kinds of places to live is an American tradition.
Without proper planning, an influx of electric vehicles could cause problems for the economy and our energy supply.
Electric vehicles are poised to take over our roads: so how do we make sure this change doesn’t exacerbate social and energy inequality?
Underground and underwater.
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Images of water gushing into subway stations filled social media following heavy rain in New York City. Solutions are at hand – but it takes money and political will, an expert explains.
Surveying moth caterpillars Douglas Boyes.
The increasing prevalence of white LED streetlamps spells worrying population declines for insects like moths.
About 1 in 3 homeowners across the Miami region live in condos, many with waterfront views.
Following the deadly collapse of a condo high-rise in Florida, a historian of this kind of housing explains how it offers a sense of community that many people seek.
However, transport inequality and its health implications for Indigenous people is overlooked by policy makers.
Reducing transport inequality and improving walkability in Indigenous communities are necessary to help close the health and social gap.
Jakarta residents stroll down a central thoroughfare on the weekly car-free morning held each Sunday.
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The way we build our cities is adversely affecting our health, and, in particular, our hearts. Thinking of urban planners as health professionals could change that
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The current neighbourhood planning scheme can increase housebuilding and give local people a say – so why is the government ignoring it?
The pandemic has accelerated some urban trends and reversed others, while focusing attention on the vulnerabilities of cities. The old planning certainties will have to be revisited.
Migrants are often incorrectly stereotyped as having no time for nature.
How do migrants to the UK explore and experience its natural environment – and how does it connect them to their roots?
Surface parking in downtown San Jose, California.
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When Buffalo, New York, changed its zoning code so that developers no longer had to provide specified amounts of parking, space was freed up for public transit and people.
James Packer’s Barangaroo tower has not just changed Sydney’s skyline. It has changed the whole planning system.
Expropriations and restrictive planning threaten Palestinian neighbourhoods of Israeli cities, including Silwan and Sheikh Jarrah in east Jerusalem
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From discriminatory land-use policies to evictions and demolitions, urban planning has long been weaponised against the Palestinian people
A community drive-thru distribution centre in Vallejo, California in June 2020.
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This is a transcript of episode 16 of The Conversation Weekly podcast The racial hunger gap in American cities and what do about it. In this episode, we look at some of the reasons behind racial disparities…
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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.
A food bank in Alameda, California during the pandemic. Why are so many Americans struggling to get the food they need?
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Plus, the discovery of the first known burial in Africa. Listen to episode 16 of The Conversation Weekly.
The utopian 20th-century model of a modern city – one that has been replicated around the world – is being exposed as unsuitable for adapting to the pace of change in the 21st century.
Brunswick Street, Fitzroy.
Roadsides have long been reserved for parking cars, but the pandemic led to many experiments with other ways of using scarce and valuable public space. We can put it to better and more flexible uses.
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NSW is developing a comprehensive new planning policy with the goal of creating healthy places. A new study finds those people who work as placemakers want these goals embedded in laws and budgets.
In 2014, scientists studying the soil in Central Park were surprised at the vibrancy of the microbial life they discovered.
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The earth our towns and cities are built on is teeming with potential. It is under threat too