Urban Update 19 January 2018


Space-starved urban villages are fire hazards waiting to happen


Rome to create sandy beach along banks of the Tiber

South Africa

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


Harran’s historical houses to serve tourism


‘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


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