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It's not just office skyscrapers: the ground floor, which animates our life on the streets, will be key to building back after the COVID pandemic.
A new survey looks at attitudes to co-living, which could help many people find friendly, affordable places to live as city-dwelling soars.
A new study has found there are more kinds of flowering plants producing nectar in towns and cities than in the farmland and nature reserves measured.
Two women have started a campaign called Water for Future, that aims to tackle river pollution in Johannesburg's Jukskei while creating job opportunities.
Governments and companies are aligning on a net-zero goal. This is an opportunity to rethink how we decarbonize our cities – and here's a way forward.
Lockdowns significantly reduced human activity and its impact on the Earth's crust, with ambient noise dropping by 50% to the lowest levels ever recorded.
Storm Filomena resulted in thousands of Madrid’s trees being damaged, to tackle the damage specialists are creating genetic clones of the trees.
Sweden is experimenting with hyperlocal, street-level changes to make the urban environment more human-centric.
A Pew Research Center survey has found 1 in 20 U.S. adults moved permanently or temporarily due to financial or health concerns in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Healthcare data and infrastructure investment need to be policy priorities for India, where cholera, tuberculosis, dengue and Ebola are still prevalent.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted on much that makes a bustling city attractive. But two city scholars explain why they think urban areas will endure.
A global survey asked people how COVID-19 has affected their use of public transport. Fears about over-crowding and infection are top of people's minds.
The new 1000 Cities Adapt Now initiative will focus on water resilience and using natural systems to protect urban areas from climate change impacts.
Every year, more than 180,000 people die in fires or from burn-related injuries worldwide due to inadequate precautions and infrastructure of buildings.
Floating homes in the Netherlands neighbourhood of Schoonschip could be a blueprint for communities struggling with climate change and overpopulation.