03 Sep 2015

15 Unique Experiences Washington D.C. Offers

Everyone knows we have a magnificent display of cherry blossoms that lasts as long as

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19 Mar 2015

The Laws That Shape Washington, D.C.’s Sidewalks

Ever wonder why some cities have great sidewalks, while others don’t? In this short film

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23 Feb 2015

What Washington, D.C., Would Look Like With Skyscrapers

Washington, D.C., has a height problem. For almost its entire history, builders in the nation’s

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14 Aug 2019

How City Squares Can Be Public Places Of Protest Or Centres Of State Control

Today’s urban public spaces tend to represent governments and cities rather than people and citizens.

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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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14 Mar 2019

Small Housing Solutions For Large City Populations

The UN predicts that 68% of the world population will reside in urban areas by 2050, but

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08 Jun 2018

2018’s Most Expensive Cities For Business Travel

Business travel can be a pricey affair — whether it’s grabbing that extra takeaway coffee to

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15 May 2018

US Cities Losing 36 Million Trees A Year, Researchers Find

Scientists warn of environmental threats rising from trend that is ‘likely to continue unless policies

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06 Mar 2018

Passports For Purchase : Open Citizenship Doors Around The World

Turns out money doesn’t just buy a glamorous vacation in the Caribbean or a killer

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10 Oct 2017

How Migration Will Reshape Our World

Arguments rage, but what does immigration really mean for jobs, economies and cultures? The evidence

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21 Mar 2017

Is The American Dream Turning Into A Nightmare?

US slips to 14th out of 155 countries ranked with Norway out in front –

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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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28 Sep 2016

What’s It Like To Live In The Best Country For Expats

Singapore — the lion city — always tops the list for the best country for

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30 Jun 2016

Why Millennials Are Loving These 20 Countries The Most

Millennials are constantly on the move. According to a TransferWise survey conducted in 2015, more

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28 Mar 2016

A First Look Into Our Future With Urban Forestry

We know intuitively that we need trees in our cities. They enhance the public realm,

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10 Dec 2015

Discover Holiday Charms With Amazing Christmas Trees Around The World

The National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony took place in Washington DC on Thursday evening, with

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19 Nov 2015

Why We Should Slow Down Pedestrian Cities Now

Everyone has experienced it. Striding along in a purposeful hurry, your progress is thwarted by

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24 Aug 2015

The Top 10 Cities Of The Future

If you think about it, human settlements tend to have their own gravitational pull. Like

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20 Jul 2015

Why Divesting Fossil Fuels Should Begin With Government To Succeed

Oslo’s move to sell its stocks in coal companies sets a precedent – but the

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07 Jul 2015

13 Reasons Why London Is Better

Sure, London’s got its problems (in fact, by a strange quirk of fate, it has

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16 Jun 2015

City Public Toilets : The True Measure Of Hygiene

Reacting to the poor offering of public amenities across major cities, apps like Airpnp –

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04 Jun 2015

A Vulnerable City Is Not A Smart City

“Real world hacker” Cesar Cerrudo has blasted vendors, saying they’re stopping security researchers from testing

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23 Apr 2015

On The Future Of Architecture – Bjarke Ingels

The puckish Danish architect Bjarke Ingels has built his career on defying convention and distancing

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30 Mar 2015

Bethlehem Syndrome : Understanding The Little Town Of ‘Brand Holy Land’

Every iconic city around the world has a story that embodies the power of its

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24 Mar 2015

Which Are The Best Countries In The World To Grow Old In?

Pensions and healthcare benefits vary widely across the globe as do people’s perception of their

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28 Feb 2015

Smart Or Stupid: Will Our Cities Of The Future Be Easier To Hack?

As more and more machines are entrusted with managing city infrastructure systems, the prospect of

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12 Feb 2015

Day-Night Cityscapes In Pictures

US photographer Stephen Wilkes spends 15 hours perched on a rooftop or crane photographing each

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07 Feb 2015

What The Collapse Of Ancient Capitals Can Teach Us About The Cities Of Today

Warnings from history: Angkor was a thriving metropolis of 750,000 before a series of mega-monsoons

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19 Nov 2019

Nature Is So Good for You That Even Watching It On TV Improves Well-Being

Humans have long intuited that being in nature is good for the mind and body.

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12 Nov 2019

Are We Witnessing The Rise Of A New Terrorist Trend?

Manifestos and livestreaming seem to be the new trend in radical right terrorist attacks. Halle

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28 Oct 2019

Baghdadi’s Death Is A Huge Blow To Islamic State, But History Suggests It Won’t Guarantee A Safer World

“A very bad man” has been killed and “the world is now a much safer

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09 Oct 2019

Joker Makes For Uncomfortable Viewing – It Shows How Society Creates Extremists

The backlash against the backlash has begun. Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix and directed by Todd

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24 Sep 2019

How The Youth-Led Climate Strikes Became A Global Mass Movement

It began as a call to action from a group of youth activists scattered across

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04 Sep 2019

The Amazon Fire Crisis Has Been 500 Years In The Making – As Brazil’s Indigenous People Know Only Too Well

São Paulo – the largest city in the Americas – was recently plunged into darkness

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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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25 Jun 2019

Who Really Pays For American Students To Go To College?

Individually, Americans spend a lot on higher education. Most undergraduates finish with about $30,000 in

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14 Jun 2019

How Technology Is Shaping Creative Activism In The 21st Century

Two decades into the 21st century, one would expect all manner of “new and innovative”

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07 May 2019

How Not Knowing Day Trading Makes You A Rookie

If you’re in the trading industry and you have no idea what Day-Trading is, we

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05 Apr 2019

The Most Valuable Tool For Ending Poverty? Data.

The data revolution is under way, and data has impacted how we buy, work, live—even

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14 Jan 2019

The Cost Of Housing Is Tearing Our Society Apart

For the better part of a century, home ownership has been the foundation of the

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10 Dec 2018

Human Rights 70 Years On: Important Victories As Well As Major Misses

According to Amnesty International, human rights continue to deteriorate. CIVICUS – an umbrella body for

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13 Nov 2018

Why Walkable Cities Are Good For The Economy, According To A City Planner

People spend more money when cities are less vehicle-oriented. You’ve probably seen the term “walkability”

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28 Sep 2018

Why US Public Transportation Is So Bad — And Why Americans Don’t Care

The US has bad public transit, but you probably already know that. While some cities

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24 Aug 2018

America’s Best Food Truck Cities

Over the past few years, food trucks have become ubiquitous in the country’s biggest cities, from

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13 Aug 2018

The Good & The Bad Of Driverless Cars For Cities

The age of driverless cars is rapidly approaching, and no one seems to know what

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13 Jul 2018

The Top 10 Best Cities for STEM Workers

Looking for a great city with high-paying STEM jobs? When it comes to promising career

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10 May 2018

Love The Bus, Save Your City

Talk of the transportation future is focused on the next shiny thing. But one old

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10 May 2018

Fewer Diplomats, More Armed Force Defines US Leadership Today

A strong legacy of U.S. leadership and engagement in global politics has been reduced today

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06 Apr 2018

Which are The Best Public Transit-Friendly Cities in America?

Living in a city that has great public transit access can be a big bonus

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12 Mar 2018

In Defense Of The Small City

Everyone, including the president, thinks struggling Americans should just move to places like New York.

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