cities

Learn from the lighting experts: podcast series shines a light

A podcast series from Signify tackles every topic in lighting from the history of lighting design to the intricacies of how your lights stay connected

Co-design cities with young people in mind to improve mental health

Young people must be given a greater role in designing future cities so that their wellbeing and mental health can be prioritised, a new paper states

From office block to housing block: is this the key to reinvigorate the city?

With offices still standing empty in downtown areas of the USA, developers are looking to new ideas and conversion projects to transform low footfall areas into vibrant city hubs once again

How the 15-minute city can escape from the conspiracy theorists

Compact, walkable neighbourhoods can be great places to live and work – but research suggests the 15-minute city is not easy to define. Can this urban concept avoid being labelled as a threat to liberty?

New Tokyo district mixes green space with social connection

The opening of Azabudair Hills in Japan’s capital marks the culmination of a 30-year regeneration project led by developer Mori and featuring public realm design by UK firm Heatherwick Studio

Is Meta’s lease break a sign of decline in city-centre working?

The future of workplace development in city centres is once again the subject of speculation as a high-profile tech giant surrenders its lease and a new survey shows a shift to commuter towns

Madrid named hottest place to work among major world cities

The Spanish capital takes the top spot with the most extreme urban island heat effect according to a new survey from Arup. Digital modelling is proposing ways to bring city-centre temperatures down

Mayors in five US cities join drive to cool urban districts

As high temperatures create an urban heat island effect in many places this summer, the mayors of five American cities have signed up to an initiative to cool urban spaces by installing ‘smart surfaces’