In the era of Covid, the effect of tobacco on health has proved to be even more dangerous. Some locales are responding by banning all smoking in public places.
Cities can make parks feel safe and accommodating for housed and unhoused residents alike. A new toolkit shows what that looks like.
Mayor Ada Colau says her city's ongoing work to create affordable housing and safer streets provided a foundation for its crisis response.
Both the city and the greater metro region are taking a comprehensive approach, combining new parks and urban greenery initiatives with big investments in alternative transportation.
"Rewilding" places nature at the centre of urban development.
Millions of birds die in cities every year. Building design (and new legislation) can change that.
EcoDistricts are a hyper-local model of urban planning focused on equity and environmental justice. The certification process can take years, and it's not always obvious what's changed.
Bigger parks are not necessarily better for public health, according to recent findings from Peak Urban. There's a strong case for focusing on smaller parks and gardens, especially those encouraging physical activity.