Superblocks is a radical plan to reclaim the streets from the noise and pollution of traffic, one that could save hundreds of lives that might otherwise be lost because of heavily polluted air. It also hopes to act as a blueprint for other cities.
Scientists have been researching the effect of precipitation and population size on rising temperatures in cities compared with the surrounding countryside. They have found that more green spaces can help to lower temperatures in urban zones.
For the first time in the history of human civilization, most people live in cities. Climate change, water, garbage, transportation flows and digital connectivity will shape the future quality of daily life in our ever-denser habitat.
Study highlights urgent need to adapt urban areas to cope with floods, droughts and heatwaves.
How changing crops, moving to no till agriculture and lightening infrastructure can reduce extreme temperatures.
The trend for “green” eco-fantasy buildings is sweeping the world of architecture, with designers now integrating gardens, terraces and vertical planting in their buildings.
Netherlands-based studio's initiative combines 3D printing with recycling to re-design urban space.
An ISGlobal study analyses for the first time lifelong residential exposure to greenness in children.
A study conducted at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development has investigated the relationship between the availability of nature near city dwellers' homes and their brain health.
A Russian design company has created futuristic gyroscopic pods to provide a radical new green solution for cities looking to curb urban transportation problems.
The massive 54,000-square-feet Desert City was designed to be an educational, sustainable, and ecological complex aimed at educating visitors about the vibrant world of the xerophytic plants.