For the areas of cities with less than 10 per cent green space, increasing that to 30 per cent could cut the overall odds of residents becoming lonely by a quarter.
The emergence of these pseudo-public spaces raises fundamental questions about the value of a public domain that is by the public, for the public.
Increasingly hostile designs are emerging to keep members of the public out of public space.
These unsanctioned footpaths defy design, but is that necessarily a bad thing?
UNSW’s Paul Osmond says the design of buildings and cities need to change after this pandemic.
As public space becomes premium in our cities, could boutique sidewalk activations known as parklets be the solution?
Internationally acclaimed architect, urban designer, UNSW alumna Zhizhe Yu explores a multi-planetary and people-centric approach to high-rise urbanism.
Suburban planning models are not suitable for bushland – so why would we continue to rebuild with them?
The problem in fast-growing Sydney isn't too many people, it's too many cars, says a UNSW urban design expert.
Research led by UNSW and Sydney Water shows that western Sydney's summer temperatures can be significantly reduced and mortality rates halved by combining water technology, cool materials and greenery.