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With Jakarta suffering from severe subsidence, pollution and congestion, Indonesia is making plans to move its capital
India has pledged $120billion to make its cities ‘smart’. But can such technology help the country solve its most pressing urban issues?
Buildings made from wood are becoming increasingly common in cities around the world, as designers and architects extol the carbon capturing nature of this underused material
A team of researchers in Australia are urging urban planners to embrace temporary green spaces
London has officially become the first of a new kind of ‘national park’ which places the natural world and sustainability at the heart of the city
A socioecological model is predicting the areas of major US cities that are most likely to be affected by gentrification
Strap in for a newer, greener experience in virtual city design

Tehran: the sinking city

Illegal wells are depleting groundwater basins beneath Tehran causing it to sink dramatically 
New research measures the ability of major cities to re-use critical nutrients found in wastewater
As the planet urbanises, attention is turning towards the most basic of building materials – concrete – to ensure the imminent construction boom is as sustainable as possible
A rising number of cruise ships and their ‘overlooked’ diesel emissions are dropping anchor along the Thames, angering London residents in the process
New data from the World Health Organization reveals that nine out of ten people worldwide are breathing polluted air
Public transport in India could be on the verge of being revolutionised by the construction of a ‘hyperloop’ between major cities
IPCC Cities and Climate Change Conference: Alberta host dresses non-renewable foundations with green decorations
Cape Town is edging closer to ‘Day Zero’, the long-feared time when the city will run out of fresh water, and the taps are turned off
Despite protests, an experimental pedestrianisation system is proving to be a hit in Barcelona’s traffic-swamped streets. With pollution levels down and residential use up, it looks set to catch on elsewhere in Spain
Deadly heat waves could become more frequent in cities thanks to a combination of urbanisation and climate change

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