15 Mar 2016

Roofs Not The Only Place For Solar Panels, Try Floating Them As In London

Five years in planning and due to be finished in early March, more than 23,000

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26 Mar 2015

London’s Booming : The City’s Surging Population

The capital’s growth – the number of residents is rising towards 10 million and beyond

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12 Sep 2018

Step Inside The Hidden Green Spaces Of Cities Around The World

For centuries, the church of St-Dunstan-in-the-East, in London, has been a place for quiet contemplation. It was

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05 Apr 2018

Europe’s Most Densely Populated Square Kilometres – Mapped

Prof Alasdair Rae at the University of Sheffield has crunched data from the Global Human Settlement Layer

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28 Aug 2017

21 Striking Pictures of How the World Gets Around

From the mighty train to the humble hoof, see unique modes of transportation across the

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07 Sep 2016

Major Cities Across The World Re-imagined Through A Video Game Universe

We don’t really feature video games here but a recent press release of game studio

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17 May 2016

The Top 10 Literary Cities Of The World

“You don’t write because you want to say something… you write because you have something to

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16 May 2016

The World’s Best Museums & Galleries To See Now

10. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands About 900,000 objects fill the Rijksmuseum, the largest collection of art

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15 Mar 2016

Top 10 Feast-Worthy Ideas For Fresh, Local, And Affordable Food Markets

Scruffy and chaotic or orderly and refined, the world’s street markets offer fresh, local—and often

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21 Aug 2015

The Top 10 Richest Cities With Serious Poverty Issues

The ten cities listed here are some of the richest and most cultured cities in

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30 Jun 2015

8 Amazing Artificial Arbors Across The World

For years, humans have been making weird trees out of bottles, stoplights, padlocks, and all

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16 Apr 2015

Woonerf : Shared Streets Are Living Streets

The woonerf, or “shared street,” has made its way into U.S. cities. If you aren’t

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26 Sep 2019

8 Most Sustainable Countries Around The World

From plastic-filled oceans and climate change to poor healthcare systems and unequal pay, sustainability is

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09 Sep 2019

How People Talk Now Holds Clues About Human Migration Centuries Ago

Often, you can tell where someone grew up by the way they speak. For example,

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25 Jul 2019

Climate Change: We Can Reclaim Cities From The Car Without Inconveniencing People

Since the 1920s, the car has revolutionised the way people travel; eliminating the constraints of

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23 Jul 2019

New Wave Of Smart Cities Has Arrived – And They’re Nothing Like Science Fiction

An abandoned mine shaft beneath the town of Mansfield, England is an unlikely place to

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27 Jun 2019

Class, Trump, Brexit, And The Decline Of The West

In politics, long-term socio-economic trends and global shifts matter more than often overstated ‘progressive’ discourses

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06 Jun 2019

D-Day 75 Years On: ‘Special Relationship’ Forged On The Beaches Of France Now Poised To Enter A New Era

In 1944 the blimps above London were barrage balloons – in 2019 the blimp above

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30 Nov 2018

Does The G20 Summit Really Make A Difference? World Leaders Reckon It Does

“The secret to success is sincerity. Learn to fake that, and you’ve got it made.”

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20 Nov 2018

The Non-Brits Guide To Brexit (Because It Affects You Too)

The European Union is arguably the world’s most powerful bloc. But it’s about to lose

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17 Sep 2018

How To Make Creative Cities — From Buildings To Buses

“I am in love with cities,” says British designer and architect Thomas Heatherwick (TED Talk: Building the

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10 Sep 2018

Don’t Demonise Beggars. It Won’t Solve The Problem Of Homelessness

People do not choose to end up on the streets. Only by treating them as

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01 Aug 2018

How Cities Are Creating New Species

From the nut-cracking crows of Sendai to ‘Turdus urbanicus’ (the new urban blackbird), animals are

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12 Jul 2018

The World’s 30 Most Impressive Bridges

From old stone spans to sweeping modern suspensions, bridges have a way of wowing us.

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10 Jul 2018

Why Do Bridges Collapse?

Bridge collapses are often tragic, but are also fascinating for bridge engineers as they usually

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24 Apr 2018

Debating The British Empire’s ‘Legacy’ Is Pointless – This Is Still An Imperial World

As the march towards Brexit rekindles arguments over British nationalism and the strength and merits of the union between

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21 Apr 2018

Religious Faith Can Help People To Build Better Cities – Here’s How

Religious faith is deeply ingrained in the way cities look and function. In the past,

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07 Mar 2018

Why Buses Could Be History, Sooner Than You Think

In 1890, no one foresaw the rise of the internal combustion engine: horses were the

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05 Mar 2018

Why The World Needs To Get Ready For More People Dying

For decades, lifespans have grown ever longer, delaying the inevitable fact of death. But the

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28 Feb 2018

The Immigrant Architects Who Built New York City

The common wisdom is that New York is a city built by immigrants, its spirit

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16 Feb 2018

Not The End Of The World: The Return Of Dubai’s Ultimate Folly

Underwater bedrooms, ‘Lohan Island’ and snow all year round – a decade after it was

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29 Jan 2018

Cambridge’s Smart Solution To Disability: Cycling

Riding a bike may be easier than walking for two-thirds of disabled cyclists, but they

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25 Jan 2018

The Top 10 Kingmakers Who Shaped The Course Of History

The term “kingmaker” is used to describe a person of power and influence who plays

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07 Oct 2017

The Spectacular Autumn Colours Around The World

It’s the season for mother nature to dazzle us with golds, reds, yellows and oranges

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12 Jun 2017

Britain, A Biking Highway Pioneer, In The 1930, Needs Revival

In the 1930s, the U.K. built a massive network of state-of-the-art bike trails. Now the

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30 Jan 2017

Truths, Lies, Post-Truths, And Statistics. The Deception That Is.

In theory, statistics should help settle arguments. They ought to provide stable reference points that

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21 Dec 2016

It Is Not What People Believe That Shapes A City…

“…it is how they put those beliefs into action.” Norwich has the highest proportion of

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09 Nov 2016

Once Upon A Time, Information Was Literally Chained In Libraries

Before the printing press made books cheap and easily available, books in the Middle Ages

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19 Aug 2016

Commute Like A Billionaire In These Top 5 Cities

Planning on going on a vacation? Not interested in spending your time on the streets

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17 May 2016

Cities & Practicalities Are Killing Multilingual Cities?

Cities that mix different languages are born from the movements of people—but they’re also made,

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21 Apr 2016

The Queen At 90

April 21st marks the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. Here are some images throughout

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16 Mar 2016

Why A University Is A Reflection Of Its Cities And Vice Versa

Cities could increasingly take the lead on solving societal problems. Ed Glaeser, an economist at

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26 Jan 2016

Beautiful Cities With Gardens Or Lovely Gardens With Cities

The government is investing more than £300m in building what George Osborne has described as

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16 Dec 2015

Your 35 Must-Visit Indie Craft Fairs For Creatives

Shop for handmade things around the world. So many crafts, so little time. “There is

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07 Dec 2015

The 10 Best City Gardens Of The World

“City Gardens have environmental benefits. It provides a sense of connectivity and connection to the

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21 Nov 2015

The Most Beautiful Schools Of The World

They are buildings in which to teach and learn – but they can be magnificent

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09 Nov 2015

Backtrack : On The Eve Of War

The census for the year war broke out in Europe was essential for identity cards,

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03 Nov 2015

Why Big Cities Are Driving Us Mad

It is often said that we are living through another period of mass urbanisation –

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27 Oct 2015

10 Best Student Cities In The World 2015

What makes a great student city? A whole mixture of things, including well-reputed universities, quality

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03 Sep 2015

A Tale Of Four World Cities Compared

These four cities – home to a total of more than 80 million people –

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