Riot police drill outside Saint Petersburg’s new soccer stadium ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
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After a series of debacles, many metropolitan areas no longer want their leaders to vie for these opportunities.
In contrast to most big airports where public transport provides a large proportion of passenger access, 86% of access to Melbourne Airport is by car.
Good public access for Melbourne Airport and others like it depends on not fixating on one solution, like a single rail line, but instead developing multiple options integrated with the city's needs.
Character, resilience, convenience and sustainability are what make cities great places to live and learn.
Citibike station in midtown Manhattan.
Dozens of US cities have launched bike-share programs in the past decade. There have been bumps – critics want wider access, and cities want bikes stored out of the way – but bike sharing is on a roll.
Torre Glòries in Barcelona is an obvious example of statement architecture, but much of the gender bias built into cities is more insidious and pervasive.
Women encounter many difficulties in cities that are products of male design and planning. We need to move past the practice of one group shaping our world on behalf of everyone else.
A mother and daughter stroll through a Johannesburg suburb.
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It's critical to understand how mothers from all backgrounds navigate obstacles within the city as part of their daily lives.
Electric cars are taking over – but they really as green as they look?
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Electric cars might be a quick fix to clean up transport, but the problems with cars go beyond just emissions.
Health objectives are at last being integrated into all levels of planning in New South Wales, from cities and towns to local places and buildings.
The connections between city planning and health are many and varied, but getting health objectives integrated into all aspects of planning in New South Wales has been a long struggle.
We’re used to hearing cries of “NIMBYism” and “money-hungry developers” on both sides of planning debates, but there’s actually more subtlety to interactions around urban planning that are worth exploring and understanding.
Speaking with: Cameron McAuliffe on NIMBYs, urban planning and making community consultation work.
Dallas Rogers speaks with Western Sydney University's Cameron McAuliffe about leveraging conflict and informal processes in the urban planning process.
Jason Eichenholz, co-founder and chief technology officer of driverless vehicle industry startup Luminar Technologies.
AP Photo/Ben Margot
It will be hard to adjust. Considering what happened with the onset of car travel and web surfing, society can't just wing it.
Historic investments in green open space along the Yarra created a legacy of liveability in Melbourne.
Australian cities are experiencing the third big wave of growth in their history. The response in the past was planning and investment in green infrastructure, and it's time to do the same again.
A rendering of Quayside, a neighborhood designed by Sidewalk Labs.
When building a smart city, it's vital that governments and citizens know up-front who will control the collected data.
The design for Paris Rive Gauche incorporates a mix of uses and access to green spaces.
Paris Rive Gauche/SOA Architects
France is transforming old industrial wastelands in cities like Paris, Lyon and Nantes, so what are the secrets of its success?
Ruth and Maurie Crow with a plan of their linear city.
Image courtesy of SEARCH Foundation
Ruth and Maurie Crow were early advocates of the compact city. They also warned 50 years ago that a clear justice intent was needed to shape cities for their citizens rather than vested interests.
The plantings of New York’s High Line Park were inspired by plants that had naturally colonised the disused railway viaduct.
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If the nature we desire is, in fact, its expression as untamed wildness, then we should turn to the creativity of artists as well as urban designers when building our cities.
Australia’s big cities, like Sydney, have outgrown the historical patchwork governance structure of local councils.
Scholars and planners have long pointed out the need in Australia's big cities for democratic governance structures that operate at a citywide scale. Now Infrastructure Australia has weighed in.
Marvellous Melbourne, a city full of life, has been revived over several decades. This is Swanston Street in 2017.
Andrew Curtis/City of Melbourne
The vitality that defines central Melbourne today did not emerge overnight. Rather than being born of one grand vision, it's the result of many astute, incremental changes that revitalised the city.
The Urban Planning Exhibition Centre in Shanghai – good planning is immensely valuable.
Given the challenges Australian cities face, the need for urban planning based on solid research is greater than ever. Sadly, when it comes to research funding, planning is at the back of the queue.
It’s impossible to put a price on the value of Federation Square as a gathering place for the citizens of Melbourne.
It took Melbourne a very long time to create a civic square that served the citizens rather than commerce. Now an Apple store is to be built there, unless parliament supports a disallowance motion.
Campo Santa Maria Nova, in Venice, is a fine example of a compact, human-scale European plaza.
Done right, a plaza can bring life and a sense of identity to an area. So why has urban design in Australia neglected the town square in favour of green space, and what makes for a successful one?