Thomas Heatherwick: ‘The city will be a new kind of space’
Thomas Heatherwick is the urban designer behind some of the world’s most pioneering landmarks. He talks about ‘soulfulness’ in cities, ‘heart-centred’ offices – and seducing people into being together again
Rewilding our cities: beauty, biodiversity and the biophilic cities movement
Buildings covered in plants do more than just make the cityscape attractive – they contribute to human wellbeing and action on climate change
China's rural revolution: the architects rescuing its villages from oblivion
After 20 years of frantic city-building, rustic China is in a death spiral. Now architects are helping to reverse the exodus – with inspirational tofu factories, rice wine distilleries and lotus tea plants
Let's create ten major new parks for London, now! - CPRE London
CPRE London is working to enhance, promote and protect London's green spaces. Love London's beautiful green spaces? Find out more and get involved.
Fab DIY cities of tomorrow | Atlas of the Future
More people live in cities than not, so it’s time they became more environmentally sound. Fab City aims to build a sustainable new world – collectively.
A proposal: YoCo Labs at the Foundry, York Central — YoCo
YoCo Labs works with who and what is already here, growing from the grassroots within the community, to create a space that feels like home for everyone. YoCo is made up of a mixture of local residents, faith groups, school families, business owners, charities, creatives, academics and profess
Urban resilience, inspired by nature — BIOMIMICRY FRONTIERS
Let us reflect on the City. The urban lifestyle has framed our development and conceived new waves of creativity, culture, and community. It masquerades as a fortress from the harshness of the natural world while remaining exceptionally vulnerable to it.
Interview: Tonika Johnson Discusses the Folded Map Project and Chicago’s Segregated Neighborhoods
Though not Chicago’s true geographic center, the intersection of Madison and State streets is the central point for the city’s address system. Chicago native Tonika Johnson, however, has been viscerally aware that the north-south dividing line is not a mere postal distinction since she was a teenage
Art and Activism Collide Throughout Montréal in Playful Street Interventions by Roadsworth
Crosswalks become perches and bike lanes morph into a monkey's ropes in Roadsworth’s lively street interventions. For decades, the Montréal-based artist (previously) has been altering sidewalks, alleyways, and other public spots with largely nature-based projects that are informed by social issues a