How can cities encourage better use of roofs? We show four examples of creative policies from around the world that are bringing about positive change.
The newly-released Rooftop Catalogue by architects MVRDV highlights 130 ways to use rooftops in cities. The book provides an overview of innovative ideas aiming to inspire architects, citizens and building owners to take the next step.
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo garnered international praise when she launched her plan for the 15-Minute City. In her wake, similar but different concepts sprang up around the world — from 1-Minute Cities to 1,000-Minute Cities. We discuss a few of them.
Our friends from Torino Stratosferica transformed an unused tramway in Turin into a neighbourhood park. "Precolinnear Park is the start of a new age of reclaim in the city."
More and more city dwellers are experiencing health problems due to noise pollution. It's time to talk about an undervalued urban commodity: the right to quiet places.
A quarter of Atlanta's residents struggle to access healthy food. The Urban Food Forest hopes to tackle this problem.
We spoke to musician, biologist and plant enthusiast Karel Hendriks while taking a stroll around the local neighbourhood in Amsterdam North to investigate some of the city’s urban wastelands, rethinking how we could look at weeds in the city.
How can we democratise the planning process and allow children a greater say in how their towns and cities are designed?
In Baltimore, an employment project has been set up to upcycle wood from demolition projects into new consumer products.