A recent art project in Peru utilizes a robotic vehicle to trace a scale outline of a city into the empty desert, raising questions about urbanization in deserts and the formation of cities.
Aug 20, 2011 We Make Money Not Art
A new film explores the impact of urban light pollution on humans and the natural environment, and calls on designers and planners to revise the way our cities are lit.
Aug 19, 2011 The City Dark
Crime in urban areas is on the decline. Some attribute the drop to increases in the amount of people returning to city centers.
Aug 17, 2011 Governing
As aid programs continue to focus on battling poverty in cities, suburban areas are becoming the new front lines.
Aug 16, 2011 The Brookings Institution
In this post from <em>NRDC Swithcboard</em>, Kaid Benfield argues that environmentalists need to care about cities, as urban areas can't be separated form "nature".
Aug 12, 2011 NRDC Switchboard
Five architects dissect the role the built environment plays in the riots. Joseph Rykwert says cities incite riots, while Robert Tavernor says that the riots are "a sobering reminder that cities are for people, that people make cities."
Aug 10, 2011 The Architects'Journal
Cities with high populations of older adults are beginning to alter their programs and street signs to make it easier to respond to senior citizens' needs.
Aug 5, 2011 The Washington Post
Metropolitan poverty spreads from cities to the suburbs. This post from <em>Metro Trends</em> explains.
Aug 4, 2011 Metro Trends
Frank Gruber asks, "why, not how." Many of the explanations for decline are clear; why it was allowed to happen, less so. Gruber highlights "suspects" of what might have led to cities' destruction.
Aug 3, 2011 The Huffington Post
Despite wildlife declines caused by factors such as Britain's urban sprawl, researchers suspect that cities are better habitats for pollinating insects because they have a greater number and diversity of flowers, reports Rebecca Morelle for BBC.
Aug 2, 2011 BBC