From urban planning to the architecture of the built environment, the structure and function of our surroundings can influence all aspects of human life.
Indigenous memory-making meets architecture
The Wave Hill walk-off changed Australian history, yet the event suffers from a lack of recognition. Now, architects have become its unlikely champions.
The precarious potential of megacities
As more and more of the world's population is urbanised, the potential of megacities is being scrutinised.
Taking a city’s pulse: Touch-ons, transactions and tweets
Tweets, transactions and transport card ‘touch-ons’ could give urban planners the big data they need to better plan our cities.
Building a society that thrives, not just survives
We need to move beyond the concept of sustainability in relation to the built environment, and think about ways our society can not only survive, but thrive.
Making megacities healthy for humans
Urban ecology, a mix of geography, ecology, landscape architecture and urban planning, can provide a greener alternative to the concrete jungles of the future.
The era of the citizen historian
Andrew Murray and Hannah Lewi are crowdsourcing history through their PastPort mobile app, part of a new vanguard of citizen historian use of tech.
Stopping the stampede: Planning for urban emergencies
Engineers are using mice, ants and virtual reality to study crowd behaviour so that transport and buildings can better cope with attacks and other emergencies.
Buying a house? How property data can help
A new set of property data can help you make that life-changing decision, analysing trends right down to the street and house.
Creating a world that works for young and old
As our population ages, are the places in which we live serving us as well as they could?
On alert: The Philippines and climate change
The Philippines plans to reduce emissions by 70 per cent by 2030, but also wants 23 new coal-powered station by then in a confused approach to climate change.