Urban Update 19 January 2018

India

Space-starved urban villages are fire hazards waiting to happen

Italy

Rome to create sandy beach along banks of the Tiber

South Africa

Urban-Think Tank develops low-cost housing for South African slum

Turkey

Harran’s historical houses to serve tourism

UK

‘Does Hull have a future?’ City built on a flood plain faces sea rise reckoning

 

UK enjoyed 'greenest year for electricity ever' in 2017

 

 

 

Natural Environment

Charcoal remains could accelerate CO2 emissions after forest fires

 

Arctic permafrost thawing faster than ever, US climate study finds

 

English rivers polluted by powerful insecticides, first tests reveal

 

US flood risk 'severely underestimated'

 

Millions of British children living in areas with illegal and harmful air quality

 

Humidity may prove breaking point for some areas as temperatures rise, says study

Movement

The new tech campus: How some employers slay nasty commutes

 

Risk of fatal motorcycle crash higher under a full moon, researchers find

 

Cars of future will spot potholes and tell us, says Highways England

 

How to Fix New York City's 'Unsustainable' Traffic Woes

 

Scathing report on Sheffield-Rotherham tram-train pilot

 

How toxic is your car exhaust?

 

Bus travel plummets amid funding cuts, city congestion and a rise in car ownership

News and Research

Americans' attitudes about science in 2017: High confidence, low visibility

 

Built Environment

The top 10 architecture and design events of 2017

 

RIBA International List 2018: the projects in the running for the best new buildings in the world revealed

 

Digital media are changing the face of buildings, and urban policy needs to change with them

 

7 Trends That Augur The Future Of Urban Design

 

When urban design leads to crime and violence

 

Revisiting the social housing community where she grew up, Jay Pitter found that its design was what made it lethal

Humans, Health, Society

New guideline: Try exercise to improve memory, thinking