As the Covid-19 pandemic turns seething metropoles into virtual ghost-towns, what might the post-lockdown city look like?
Rapid transformation has reunified the formerly divided city – but also shown the necessity of political and planning interventions
Separate entrances for low-income residents have become a potent symbol of London’s social apartheid, writes Priya Khanchandani
Councils don’t just need to ‘engage with’ communities, writes Josh Fenton. They need to give them a genuine role in decision-making
When the city’s functions rigid and defined by planning, it risks alienating residents from urban spaces
Professor Ruth Dalton looks at how we can make cities more pedestrian-friendly by understanding how other people influence our journeys
At next month’s conference, architects and urbanists will discuss how the profession should help shape the cities of the future
Forty years ago, poverty, crime and de-industrialisation nearly killed off the West’s major cities. Today, an abundance of cash threatens to do a similar thing
In our latest issue, Santiago Calatrava unveils plans for a major new development in London, while Tom Dyckhoff asks if cash has killed the city
The architect talks to Peter Smisek about how transport will shape the cities of the future, and why total connectivity might not be as desirable as it sounds
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
Ahead of the Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture next week, the event’s co-curator, Alfredo Brillembourg of architecture practice Urban Think Tank, explains the continuing significance of China
From our cities to our homes, OMA partner Reinier de Graaf considers the increasing irrelevance of humans in the continual and independent interaction between objects
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
An unlikely government agency, involving a Belgian design studio and a Rotterdam research institute, is hoping to restore order to Tirana after decades of architectural anarchy
A new London vernacular has emerged over the past five years – but is the moral laziness it represents an omen for the city’s future?
These days, there’s more to public art than afflicting parks with random chunks of steel. But even good examples often seem to infuriate more than they inspire, says the novelist and artist
In LA’s Echo Park, architect Barbara Bestor has created a micro neighbourhood of 18 compact family homes clustered around a communal space, which could provide a new model for living in the increasingly congested West Coast city. But is suburban America ready to share?