Subway stations in New York were inundated with water following heavy rain on 1 September 2021. But the Big Apple isn’t alone – over the past year we have seen similar images in other major cities, including London and Zhengzhou.
Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, owners and managers of urban buildings have struggled to find and implement effective disinfecting measures for keeping viruses and other contaminants at bay and return confidence to the people who occupy those buildings.
Global electricity consumption from street lighting could be slashed with smart cameras and sensors turned on, reducing emissions and advancing the energy transition, says the International Energy Agency.
Local government, neglected under apartheid in South Africa, was elevated in the 1996 constitution so as to strengthen democracy and help redress past inequities.
The UK is meant to go fully emissions-free by 2035, but much of the infrastructure for electric vehicles is yet to come.
Britain has been plagued by floods for decades, with affected areas feeling overlooked. Will flooded hospitals and Tube stations break the cycle of neglect?
The Sustainable Development Goals – a set of 17 globally agreed-upon targets for the year 2030 – are clearly listed and appear to be easy to subscribe to. However, development planning and the implementation of development projects are never straightforward.
Manchester led the first industrial revolution and it has ambitions of 'doing things first', but in reality learning from others and sharing best practice will probably get cities to net zero fastest.
Electric cars have sparked a significant advancement in automotive technology in the past 20 years.
The ease of reaching urban amenities underpins city life. A global research team compared access to jobs in 117 cities across the globe, including eight capital cities in Australia, and examined strategies that might improve transport in our cities.