Will Covid-19 change the way we live in our cities?
Stefania Fiorentino, & Philip Allmendinger, from the Department of Land Economy at the University of Cambridge, reflect on the latest issue of Built Environment and their own work on planning cities post-Covid-19 .
By Stefania Fiorentino, & Philip Allmendinger 4 Nov 2021
A New Look at Playscapes in the Built Environment
Deike Peters introduces her guest edited issue on Playscapes. Given the past year of zoom gloom and excessive time spent indoors, she asks what exactly constitutes an optimal outdoor playscape and what are the implications of todays urban and suburban environments?
By Deike Peters 30 Aug 2021
Conflict and Urban Change through the Lens of the Global Pandemic.
Guest Editors, Nanke Verloo & Diane E. Davis explain how the themes of their special issues (47.1) on Conflict & Urban Change, and are of increasing relevance today.
By Nanke Verloo & Diane E. Davis 16 May 2021
Public Space Usage in a Pandemic in Hong Kong
This piece Dr Hee Sun Choi is a lecturer at Hong Kong Design Institute and co-director of CHOI-COMER ASIA in Hong Kong Inspired by 43.2 'public space & urban justice' & 44.1 'inclusive design', she presents a series of studies about urban public space in Hong Kong. She presents findings from a study of over 160...
By Dr Hee Sun Choi 14 Mar 2021
Hubs and Linkages: The Keys to Successful High-Speed Rail
Dr Chia-Lin Chen introduces Issue 46.3, and the study of international HSR cases.
By Chia-Lin Chen 17 Dec 2020
Digital planning for real smart cities
Jorge Gil, Guest Editor of the latest issue of Built Environment Vol 46.4 on City Information Modelling (or CIM), reflects on lessons for CIM from the current pandemic and beyond.
By Jorge Gil 26 Nov 2020
Call for papers for special issue on ‘Micro’ Modes of Mobility and Urban Space
Nils Fearnley, Institute of Transport Economics, Oslo, Norway, is calling for contributions to a special issue that will investigate how new forms of micromobility impact the city, its land use and transport system, and occupation of space. Details in this blog.
By Nils Fearnley 17 Nov 2020
Arts and the City: A Response
Prof. Nicholas Whybrow reviews 'Arts & the City' (Vol 46, no 2) edited by Martin Crookston.
By Nicolas Whybrow 3 Nov 2020
Introducing Arts & the City
Martin Crookston, editorial board member and guest editor of 'Arts & the City', introduces this next special issue of Built Environment.
By Martin Crookston 16 May 2020
A time to rethink and reimagine sharing space
Ye Zhang & Jeffrey Kok Hui Chan present their guest edited issue of Built Environment, 46(1) on Space-Sharing Practices in the City, and call for urbanists to rethink how we might reshape sharing and togetherness in space.
By Jeffrey Kok Hui Chan & Ye Zhang 13 Mar 2020

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