The world's urban areas have experienced significant increases in heat waves over the past 40 years, according to new research published today.
When a team of researchers wanted new insights into why cities tend to be much warner than surrounding areas, they turned to a specialized and increasingly powerful piece of software that simulates urban environments.
City dwellers should visit parks more often and take advantage of this free and easy way to boost their physical and mental health, environmental scientists have urged.
Australian councils are being urged to take up new guidelines in green urban planning to create cooler cites with greener landscapes to reduce the risk of heat stress.
Female bats are fussier than males when it comes choosing where to eat in urban areas, according to new research from the University of Stirling.
Cities have more species diversity than you'd expect. A study of ants in Manhattan found not only a wide range of species, but also significant differences in the levels of biodiversity in different urban areas.
Ron Buliung's interest in urban design initially started with his travels to Europe and India where he saw how different cities dealt with issues such as space, wealth, poverty, street life, congestion and transport.
Japan has faced the social issues of a decreasing population and population aging for quite some time. For example, it is important to consider residential policy for regional cities in an integrated manner with urban planning ...
A new paper published in the Journal of Biogeography today concludes that the harlequin ladybird, an invasive alien species first recorded in the UK in 2004, has a preference for urban areas and sunnier habitats.
A hundred years ago, one out of every five people lived in urban areas. By 2050, that number will balloon to over four out of five.