Wednesday, 24 February 2016 00:00

Johannesburg: Arrival city

Movement, a recently-launched trio of books, explores the forces that have shaped and continue to shape South African cities. Here, editor Zahira Asmal outlines the effect of the gold rush – then and now

Published in Comment
Thursday, 19 November 2015 00:00

'Cities are the solution, not the problem'

Dytopian visions of our urban future ignore the progress being made by well-designed and well-managed cities in tackling social and environmental problems, argues the director of LSE Cities Ricky Burdett

Published in Comment
Thursday, 18 June 2015 00:00

A laboratory for Mexico City

In Mexico City, Gabriella Gomez-Mont’s team is reimagining the megalopolis, with the help of video-game developers, robot designers and the city’s many informal communities. Icon met her at the Future Everything conference in Manchester

Published in News

A tour of informal settlements from Rio to Caracas shows cities being reclaimed in remarkable ways, says Debika Ray. But are they a viable template for the future?

Published in Review