for a number of reasons, such as keeping FT Sites reliable and secure,
personalising content and ads, providing social media features and to
analyse how our Sites are used.
A new world is possible.
Let's not go back to what wasn't working anyway.
Add this topic to your myFT Digest for news straight to your inbox
From parking lots to parklets, the ideas that can reshape our urban spaces
The deserted streets of shutdown shocked us, but the 2,000-year-old capital is no stranger to overcoming disaster
From Detroit to Madrid, community green spaces are having a moment in the spotlight
Government needs to pay more attention to land for employment uses as logistics demand hoovers up UK sites
‘A city block with tarmac and concrete can be several degrees hotter than one with shady trees’
The city should not despair about its expulsion from Unesco’s World Heritage list but learn a development lesson
How cities have responded to Covid and are looking ahead to new realities. From reversing London’s pandemic exodus and rethinking the New York office to transport’s tricky way back and hospitality’s agile response. Plus the sporting comeback, the green energy drive and trouble in the department store
Forum: a greener ‘15-minute’, feminist city — can utopian urban dreams be made real?
Budapest’s anti-Beijing road signs may not stand the test of time
Shock by-election defeat cannot obscure the priority of building houses
In wake of Chesham and Amersham loss, MPs in southern England fear effect of opening more land to housebuilding
The idea that we have no land left for houses is absurd. We should base policy on demand, not “need”
Meet the men and women who are taking a stand by planting fast-growing mini forests on urban wasteland
British planning prioritises ease of rubbish collection over convivial communal spaces
A new project to light up Thames bridges is characteristic of changes that are transforming the city
Pandemic accelerates trends that could see vacant offices become residential towers
The government’s ‘radical’ planning overhaul does not touch the most rigid and unresponsive plank of the system
The pandemic has highlighted the importance of outdoor areas where people can gather with protection from the elements
How to make cities more liveable and recycle retail space; three US mayors on the pandemic’s ‘Hunger Games’; smart water infrastructure to fight Covid-19; the resurgence of parks; how to prevent disaster in Manhattan and encourage more walking and cycling everywhere
Different and imaginative uses of space will be crucial to the recovery of urban centres
Planners see ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity to shift behaviour in face of driver fury
The popularity of green spaces in lockdown highlighted their value
Urban life will thrive as long as people marry late and divorce often
A revolution requires a few barricades and our cities need more bikes and fewer cars
FT research shows London and New York have suffered the most from the pandemic, but more substantial change lies ahead