24 Sep 2015

10 Most Provocative Quotes From Pope Francis’ City Visits

In more than two years as head of the Roman Catholic Church, Francis has not

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19 Nov 2019

Why Aren’t Americans Rising Up Like The People Of Chile And Lebanon?

With more Americans demanding an alternative to a system that doesn’t serve their needs, the

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31 Oct 2019

These Are The Pros And Cons Of Every Brexit Option Left On The Table

Boris Johnson’s mantra, ever since becoming prime minister, has been to “get Brexit done”. Yet

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04 Oct 2019

The Joker’s Origin Story Comes At A Perfect Moment: Clowns Define Our Times

The joker, the trickster, the jester, the provocateur – there is a rich cultural history

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30 Aug 2019

Like ‘Shooting Water’: Why The Hong Kong Government Must Accept That Compromise Is The Only Way Forward

The Hong Kong protest movement is not deescalating – nor will it. Having battled for

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27 Aug 2019

Tech Is Fueling The Hong Kong Movement. Here’s How, And Why It’s A Huge Step For Freedom

Over the past two months, Hong Kong has roared into global headlines. Its seven million

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24 Aug 2019

‘We Die Together’: Hong Kong Protests Are Being Driven By A Fearless Young Generation

As the protests in Hong Kong continue, it’s not uncommon to see teenagers dressed in

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16 Aug 2019

Beijing Is Moving To Stamp Out The Hong Kong Protests – But It May Have Already Lost The City For Good

Since the start of mass demonstrations in Hong Kong in early June, there has been

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20 Jun 2019

What If Most People Love Violence?

For decades, I’ve investigated and promoted nonviolent action as a means to help create a

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16 Jun 2019

What Does The Trump Administration Want From Iran?

Two oil tankers were attacked on June 13 off the coast of Oman, forcing the

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05 Jun 2019

How Repression Can Fuel A Movement

This text is adapted from “The Paradox of Repression and Nonviolent Movements,” edited by Lester

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04 Jun 2019

From China To Poland, Lessons From June 4, 1989

On the same day Poles celebrated the freedom to choose their own representatives, China’s political

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17 May 2019

Avengers Endgame: What Do Critics Say?

Weeks after the release of Avengers: Endgame, if you’re one of the people who haven’t

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06 Apr 2019

Better Spaces For Mental Health

Clinical psychologist Lucy Maddox asks: how can we move away from mental health clinics that

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19 Mar 2019

A Constitution Should Help A Country Govern, Not Hobble It

The United States and India, two of the world’s largest and oldest democracies, are both

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12 Nov 2018

How Did The First World War Start?

The causes of the Great War are still being debated a century on, but time

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29 Oct 2018

World Hunger Has Risen For Three Straight Years, And Climate Change Is A Cause

World hunger has risen for a third consecutive year, according to the United Nations’ annual

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26 Sep 2018

A Brief History Of The United Nations

The United Nations (U.N.) is a global diplomatic and political organization dedicated to international peace

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17 Aug 2018

Learning About Cities By Mapping Their Smells

The English artist Kate McLean is trying to preserve our olfactory memory. Each of us

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18 Jun 2018

All The Things You’re Doing Wrong When You Travel, According To Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain thinks traveling to Paris just to stand atop the Eiffel Tower is lethal to

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11 Jun 2018

What Each Of The G7 Countries Wants, And What They Need

With many of the Trump administration’s recent decisions running directly counter to the other members’

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22 May 2018

How AI Could Increase The Risk Of Nuclear War

Could artificial intelligence upend concepts of nuclear deterrence that have helped spare the world from

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01 May 2018

North And South Korea Met – But What Does It Really Mean?

The moving footage of South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

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30 Apr 2018

How Climate Change And Disease Helped The Fall Of Rome

At some time or another, every historian of Rome has been asked to say where we are,

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12 Apr 2018

How Do You Identify Fake News?

Remember when 318 people were shot in Chicago on Halloween 2015 and former President Barack Obama declared

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03 Apr 2018

What Will New Zealand’s New Government Bring For Towns And Cities?

Almost 90% of New Zealand’s population is urbanised. Getting policy right for towns and cities

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22 Mar 2018

Empty Half The Earth Of Its Humans. It’s The Only Way To Save The Planet

There are now twice as many people as 50 years ago. But, as EO Wilson

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20 Mar 2018

How The Language You Speak Affects Your Thoughts

How can a simple nursery rhyme be so complicated to translate? If your language doesn’t

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06 Mar 2018

Is This California Town the Happiest Place in America?

Nestled between San Francisco and Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo has earned a lofty reputation

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15 Aug 2017

Street Art Bastions Find Home In These Cities

Graffiti, murals, vandalism—street art takes on various names, but one thing that rings true across

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25 Jul 2017

How Much Can Cities Do About Walkability?

A lot of what fosters it is out of their control, but a little audacity

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19 Jun 2017

Smart And Green Real Estate Makes Money Sense, Really

Improved light, ventilation and heat control can boost workers’ productivity by thousands of dollars a

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01 Jun 2017

The Top 10 Best US Cities For Entrepreneurs

You might joke that entrepreneurs tend to live at their businesses. The level of dedication

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25 May 2017

Zürich Zürich… The Myths And Fun In Zürich

Ask the average person to name the party capital of Europe and Zürich probably would

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09 Mar 2017

Why Hong Kong’s Container Port May Be In Terminal Decline

Hong Kong’s wealth has grown with the container shipping trade for five decades, but if

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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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04 Jan 2017

Six Beautiful Cities We’ll Create 100 Years From Now

Utopia, a book by English statesman, lawyer and clergyman Thomas More (1487-1535), turns 500 years

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06 Dec 2016

How Populism Could Shake Up Europe

Energized by President-elect Donald Trump’s victory, Europe’s populist movements are on the cusp of sweeping

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16 Sep 2016

The 10 Best College Towns In The U.S. Year 2016

While the term “college town” may bring to mind solo cup-littered parties and riotous football games, there’s far

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16 Jun 2016

A Most Haunting Sound Situation Between Canada & USA

The low rumbling that’s been reverberating in the Canadian city’s ears for six years is

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18 May 2016

9 Best Cities For Aspiring & Already-Made Singers-Songwriters

Forget New York and LA: These smaller US cities are perfect for musicians. With April

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02 May 2016

The Top 10 Most Admirable US Cities For Working Parents

There are record numbers of stressed, tired and rushed parents juggling kids and work around

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09 Feb 2016

How College Graduates Impact Local Economies

A college education has its personal advantages, but it’s critical to thriving cities as well.

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14 Jan 2016

The Top 10 Cities For Love & Romance

10 | MARRAKECH Spices, labyrinthine markets, camel rides, snake charmers… Marrakech offers 1001 nights of

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05 Jan 2016

You Must Know These 5 Economic Predictions For 2016

2015 has been a great year for the American economy, and that momentum should continue

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04 Jan 2016

The 10 Best Performing Cities Of 2015

What drives the economic momentum of the most dynamic metros in the United States? Each

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16 Nov 2015

How Paris Attacks May (Not) Change The Fight Against IS

The brutal, co-ordinated attacks in Paris show that Islamic State (IS) retains its potency abroad.

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27 Aug 2015

How Can We Live Within The Means Of Our Planet?

We are used to hearing that if everyone lived in the same way as North

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19 Aug 2015

8 Inspiring Ascensions Through Nature

Generally speaking, when humans go mucking about in nature, installing fences, signs, and observation towers

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07 Jul 2015

Enjoy The Fun Of Wild Swimming In The City

With David Walliams leading the way and plans for a floating lido on the Thames,

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