Long-term privatisation contracts, most of them closed to scrutiny, lock urban infrastructure into 20th-century formats unsuited for a climate-threatened planet.
Victoria has been lagging behind other states in developing an affordable housing strategy. Now that one has been released, how well does it meet the needs of households on lower incomes?
Less than four years after Detroit filed for bankruptcy, boosters say a revival is underway in the Motor City. But two scholars say new growth has not spread yet to neighborhoods that need it.
The Conversation asked eight authors from across its sections to tell us about their favourite podcasts – and why you should tune in.
China's hukou system is a relic of the Mao era – and it's holding the nation's rural population back.
The draft plan for Southeast Queensland largely takes a 'provide land for the predicted demand' approach, which assumes regional planning is a type of technical process best left to the experts.
Melbourne ranks as the World's Most Liveable City. But does that tell us what people really love? Lovability is a new approach to city metrics.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have painted starkly different views of U.S. cities during the campaign. Will the next president deliver the funding and political support mayors are seeking?
Design will make the difference between smart city projects offering great promise or actually reinforcing or even widening the existing gaps in unequal ways their cities serve residents.
For decades, Brazil has worked to improve conditions in its poorest neighbourhoods: building roads, drainage, lighting, and safer housing. Will budget cuts end its ambitious slum-upgrading efforts?
This global conference will set out how cities should develop over the next 20 years, tackling some of humankind's toughest issues.
Imagine if we did urban development in a way that honours Indigenous histories, knowledge and relationships with those places.
Like a 5D movie on speed, the city today defies conventional boundaries. This raises new questions about what we imagine to be 'the city' – and how we as a democratic community can shape it.
When municipal or state governments join forces with smaller creative communities to shape urban regeneration the results can be far-reaching.
On the same day that London's legendary Fabric closed permanently, Berlin's infamous techno club Berghain was granted a tax break.
If the sharing economy is here to stay, planners and designers must respond with imagination to spread the positive effects of the tourism economy for the benefit of residents as well as tourists.
This Friday is the 11th PARKing Day, when people pay a parking meter, then turn the space into a pop-up parklet. It's a day that invites citizens to rethink the city and their place in it.
Worldwide real estate makes up 60% of the value of all global assets. But it's being concentrated into the hands of a wealthy few.
Art schools are emerging globally as very powerful instruments of urban renewal. In a time of transformation, Sydney must learn to tap into the value of having multiple art colleges.
With foresight, we can steer our cities closer to the future we want instead of the futures we fear.