04 May 2015

Births And Rebirths Of Cities

I’m writing this from Belgrade – a city that, [13+] years ago, was the target of

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04 May 2015

Christchurch As A Modern 21st Century Lab

  Following the disastrous earthquakes that have rendered the city centre of Christchurch, New Zealand

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04 May 2015

Responsive Façades For Smarter Cities

  A greener future’s not all about electric cars; it’s about smart building engineering too.

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04 May 2015

Sculptural Engineering Revive Market Square

Timber Mushrooms Revive Market Square The spectacular Metropol Parasol in Seville’s Plaza De La Encarnación

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04 May 2015

Adventures Through The World’s Lost Cities

Tourists relish the history, mystery and spiritual draw. Gazing at the Andean peaks soaring above

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04 May 2015

People Need More Energy Than Blue Whales

Geoffrey West doesn’t eat lunch. His doctor says he has a mild allergy to food;

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02 May 2015

From Hell To Electropolis: How Comics Depict Cities

Delirius, the planet-sized city. William Gull shaking his bloody fists at the NatWest tower. The

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02 May 2015

Projecting City Realities In Comics

Raised in New York, fed by newspapers and nourished by urban life, comics tell the

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02 May 2015

Urban Environment Design And Bad Guys

Whose job is it to prevent crime? The police? The courts? Certainly. However, I’d argue

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30 Apr 2015

Lima’s Ancient Pipes Are Saving It From Drought

The ancient pre-Inca civilisation of the Wari is a marvel to archaeologists because it grew

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30 Apr 2015

Architecture Gets All To Live At The Top

One designer’s solution to class conflict caused by blocked views. The biggest class conflict for

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30 Apr 2015

10 Most Walkable Cities In America

Cities that make life easier for pedestrians are, to many, better places to live. Studies

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30 Apr 2015

8 Best Food Cities In The World

Travelers love to eat–that’s why every year, as part of our Readers’ Choice Awards survey,

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30 Apr 2015

The Golden Gate Bridge Is Under Attack By The Elements

Nature wants to turn this American icon to rust. Chad Allan won’t let that happen.

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30 Apr 2015

Bluetooth And Sensors Help Michigan Drivers Avoid Construction Snarls

Construction season adds angst to already messy commutes. In Michigan, a combination of sensors and

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30 Apr 2015

San Diego : Smart Projects For Smart Cities

A National Geographic series on smart cities will showcase San Diego in an hour-long documentary

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30 Apr 2015

Unseen For 60 Years, Lens On Myanmar

A striking new photography book lifts the curtain on the people and places of Burma,

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30 Apr 2015

Quirky Ideas For More Sustainable Cities

City living has many upsides, but a sustainable lifestyle is increasingly not among them. Pollution,

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30 Apr 2015

The 16 Best Street-Food Cities In The World

Sometimes the finest dining a country has to offer isn’t in a Michelin-starred restaurant —

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29 Apr 2015

Rushing To Nepal To Help? Read First.

You may want to help victims of the earthquake, but they don’t need unskilled volunteers

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29 Apr 2015

Vancouver : Classically Refreshing

1 – Capilano Suspension Bridge   2 – English Bay Beach   3 – Capilano

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29 Apr 2015

Vienna : Artsy Views

1 – Stadtpark 2 – Debutante Ball 3 – Auersperg Palace 4 – Music Performance

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29 Apr 2015

Paris : Modern Classic Views

1 – Louvre Museum   2 – Paris Kiss   3 – Vintage Citroën Car

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29 Apr 2015

London : The Imperial War Museum

The Imperial War Museum has been a poignant and moving memorial to Great Britain’s involvement

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29 Apr 2015

Easy To Praise Smaller Cities, Harder To Fix Large Ones

The mayors of Latin America’s biggest cities gathered in Buenos Aires for the C40 forum

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29 Apr 2015

Ten Things For The Perfect City

A hipster economy and celebrities misbehaving in public are also essential for the ideal city.

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27 Apr 2015

NEPAL EARTHQUAKE : WHERE TO DONATE

A list of some of the groups soliciting donations for relief efforts in Nepal: American Jewish

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27 Apr 2015

In An Already Troubled Nepal, Despair Emerges

Her home and village near the earthquake’s epicenter were destroyed, her grandfather was killed, and

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27 Apr 2015

Nepal Earthquake Poses Challenge To International Aid Agencies

International aid agencies and governments mobilized on Sunday to respond to the earthquake in Nepal,

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27 Apr 2015

Death Toll Rises Above 3000

At least 3,326 people are now known to have died in a massive earthquake which

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27 Apr 2015

The Fallen Historic Landmarks Of Nepal

When the earthquake hit, many of Nepal’s most renowned pagodas in and around Kathmandu crumbled

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27 Apr 2015

Incredible Stress And Challenges For Rescue Heroes

Nepal’s disaster responders in Saturday’s magnitude-7.8 earthquake have quickly become unsung heroes. Aid agencies and

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27 Apr 2015

Not Prepared Enough For Realities In Nepal

In a tragic echo of the catastrophic events in Haiti in 2010, a powerful earthquake

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27 Apr 2015

Nepal Quake Was A Nightmare Waiting To Happen

Major earthquakes hit Nepal on 75-year cycle, but poverty, crowded populations and poor construction mean

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24 Apr 2015

Data And Stories Beneath Citi Bikes That Never Sleep

When Ben Wellington started teaching statistics to urban planners at Pratt Institute’s Graduate Center for

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24 Apr 2015

Historic Preservation And Planning Meets Modern Mapping

The historic district in the small seaport city of Portsmouth, New Hampshire is an architectural

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24 Apr 2015

A Germaphobe’s Guide To Buying A Metrocard

As a student of cities and a lover of urban systems, my mild germaphobia often

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24 Apr 2015

A City Is Near By The Plastic In The Sea

Two French oceanography researchers expected to find pollution on their 8,345km, 14-month kayak journey from

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23 Apr 2015

The Mystery Of Asia’s Pollution Haze

A haze has periodically wafted over South-east Asia for 20 years. But despite rising public

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23 Apr 2015

What Happens When All Our Cemeteries Are Full?

The business of death has become highly lucrative as the cost of dying rises in

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23 Apr 2015

NYC Underrated Basic Human Right, Public Drinking Water

Water as a liquid has no shape. It acquires definition from its surroundings, providing boundaries

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23 Apr 2015

Grisly Secrets Of Dealing With Victorian London’s Dead

As well as sewerage, another “waste removal” problem plagued London in the 19th century: the

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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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23 Apr 2015

Can Of Ham : London And Another Food-Inspired Architecture

Is there any urban skyline as hunger-inducing as London’s? The city already has a tower

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23 Apr 2015

Architects And Second-Tier Cities, Partners For Progress

Ambitious architects tend to cluster in the same metropolises: New York, Chicago, L.A. (not to

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23 Apr 2015

Expanding Walkability In African Cities

Africa is the world’s most rapidly urbanising continent. Transit in cities will have to adapt

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23 Apr 2015

Towers Of Silence In Mumbai

In exclusive Malabar Hill, the city’s dwindling Parsi community continues with the Zoroastrian tradition of

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22 Apr 2015

The Future Of Walkable Cities, Now

To walk in our cities is more than just a simple act of transport. Walking

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22 Apr 2015

Cooler Cities With Electric Vehicles

EVs are not only greener, they also could alleviate sweltering city summers. Conventional cars produce

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22 Apr 2015

When Animals Go Wild In The City

Perching on the side of an old power station chimney with St Paul’s Cathedral to

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