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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07 Feb 2015

How Prepared Are We For Climate Change?

Whether you live in San Francisco or Mongolia, climate change is going to impact your

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07 Feb 2015

Harnessing City Sounds For Better Urban Living

Counting cars, finding where shootings have occurred, and counting wildlife: all of this can be

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05 Feb 2015

How Cities Can Learn From The Human Body’s Systems

Much like the human body with its skeletal, cardiovascular and nervous systems, cities have infrastructure

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04 Feb 2015

The Urban Jungle, Animals In Cities

Half the world’s people live in cities – but urban environments have just a 10th

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03 Feb 2015

Smart slums: Utopian or Dystopian Vision of the Future?

A researcher explores how smart-city sensor technology can empower or disempower slum dwellers. Life in a

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03 Feb 2015

The World’s Healthiest Cities

What makes a city healthy? A combination of factors, ranging from readily available healthcare to

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02 Feb 2015

The Deadly Rise Of Sea Levels

Climate change is making the oceans rise, creating more and more dangerous situations for our

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02 Feb 2015

Rethinking Urban Cemeteries

City dwellers may see conventional burials become a luxury, available only to the very wealthy,

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30 Jan 2015

The Geometry Of Urban Life

Even a roaming cartophile, looking through an airplane window at night, would be challenged to

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30 Jan 2015

Cities Are Key To Fighting Climate Change

Urban areas will be disproportionately impacted by rising sea levels and severe weather. Luckily, they’re

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30 Jan 2015

What Does it Mean to Rebuild a City?

108 years ago, San Francisco was hit by a major earthquake, sparking fires that decimated

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30 Jan 2015

A Dose Of Nature Helps City Dwellers Fight Their Need For Instant Gratification

An experiment shows that even a simple photograph of greenery can push the brain to

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29 Jan 2015

Staying Healthy In The Concrete Jungle

Here’s some tips to help you avoid whatever bug or virus is currently doing the

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29 Jan 2015

10 Techniques For Making Cities More Walkable

In Jeff Speck’s excellent new book, Walkable City, he suggests that there are ten keys

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29 Jan 2015

The World’s 10 Riskiest Cities

What are the world’s riskiest cities when it comes to natural disasters? A reinsurance company

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29 Jan 2015

When it Comes to Parks, It’s Not Just How Many, But Where

The median land area dedicated to park space in U.S. cities is 8.1 percent, according to

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28 Jan 2015

The Science of Quieter Cities

Tired of listening to your neighbor’s shoes, the garbage truck, and the sound of car

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