Keller Easterling's provocative study of infrastructure, the operating system governing everyday life, impresses Jay Owens
A new generation of cities are being wired up to control themselves by harnessing huge quantities of real-time data. But by turning a city onto autopilot, are we in danger of losing what makes it human?
For an exhibition at the Stanley Picker Gallery, the artist turns her attention to the "self-medicating" suburbs, which decay as the inner city is fortified by foreign capital, says Hannah Gregory
An exhibition on the role of art in reimagining the city is at its strongest when it sticks to home turf, says Hannah Gregory
On this drive-by portrait of Brazil's largest city, Justin McGuirk takes us on a tour around the sprawling metropolis, exploring the ring of social housing and favelas around it – a vast area from which many residents faced eviction as the country prepared to host the 2014 football World Cup
Theatrum Mundi’s creative attempts to reimagine the city are unlikely to solve the conundrum of Copenhagen, says Hana Loftus.
Richard Rogers has always urged people to consider the dialogue between structures in a cityscape, rather than just individual buildings – an interest that can be traced back to his mother’s arrangements of ceramic pots that occupy a central space in his home
In his latest book the radical geographer David Harvey examines the idea of the “right to the city” and looks at ways in which urban populations around the world can reclaim the spaces that couldn’t work without them, but which they rarely control
A US economist thinks he has found a way to bring prosperity and opportunity to developing countries by creating entirely new autonomous cities, run by foreign governments and based around a charter of “good rules”. The president of Honduras wants to make the idea a reality. But could they ever be good places to live, asks Debika Ray?
With less than a year to go before the 2012 Olympics in London, how is the park shaping up – and what difference will the multi-billion-pound project make after the athletes leave? Kieran Long looks at what it tells about how the British make cities.