Urbanism

Carbon impact of lighter roads not so cool

Having lighter, more reflective roads and walkways is often used as a strategy to reduce the urban heat island effect and cut energy costs, but research from the US’s Lawrence…

UK criticised for “woeful” air quality plans

Air pollution in the UK is at unacceptably high levels and the government has been criticised for not taking the issue seriously, following the release of a “woeful” and “disappointingly…

When a suburb’s turn for gentrification comes …

Those who value “multiculturalism” and “access to the city” as key markers of a vibrant, progressive city will find these attributes in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray.

Sydney start-up’s winning ideas for road woes

A Sydney smart transport start-up, Clearways Mobility, has been named as one of five finalists for one of the world’s largest economics prizes. The 2017 Wolfson Economics Prize attracted entries…

We should create cities for slowing down

Peter Jackson employed an intricate approach to the stage design of Lord of the Rings. The people who inhabited Middle Earth for hundreds of generations slowly left cultural traces, alterations,…