08 Mar 2019

International Women’s Day: Women have been written out of power – time is ripe for a new language of equality

As we mark International Women’s Day after a year of renewed media attention to issues

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18 Feb 2019

The Challenges Of Degrowth In Cities

This article is drawn from the most recent edition of the Veolia Institute’s “Facts Reports”

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15 Feb 2019

Bike-Friendly Cities Should Be Designed For Everyone, Not Just For Wealthy White Cyclists

Designing for bikes has become a hallmark of forward-looking modern cities worldwide. Bike-friendly city ratings

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14 Feb 2019

Money Can Change Which News Stories We Believe

We may be more likely to correctly evaluate a news stories’ accuracy and agree with

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23 Jan 2019

What The Future Of Work Means For Cities

MIT’s David Autor gave the prestigious Richard T. Ely lecture at the annual meeting of

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18 Jan 2019

Job Hunts – Through The Looking Glassdoor

The mission should always be to find a job and company to love and have

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16 Jan 2019

Humanity Has Managed To Change Places We’ve Barely Even Visited

From the Mariana Trench to the Moon, we don’t have to be in a place

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08 Jan 2019

Seven Charts That Show The World Is Actually Becoming A Better Place

Swedish academic Hans Rosling has identified a worrying trend: not only do many people across

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03 Jan 2019

Kids Who Get Driven Everywhere Don’t Know Where They’re Going

Traffic and kids don’t mix. That’s something people intuitively understand. Automobile collisions disproportionately kill kids, for

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20 Dec 2018

How We Can Design Timeless Cities For Our Collective Future

There’s a creeping sameness in many of our newest urban buildings and streetscapes, says architect

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13 Dec 2018

Why Black Neighborhoods Are Valued Less Than Other Neighborhoods

Wealth is inherently collective. Whether it’s land or property, shares of a company, artwork or

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12 Dec 2018

Do Security Robots Signal The Death Of Public Space?

A security robot targets the homeless, raising questions about whether private companies can expand their

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11 Dec 2018

When The State Is Unjust, Citizens May Use Justifiable Violence

If you see police choking someone to death – such as Eric Garner, the 43-year-old

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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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07 Dec 2018

How Where You’re Born Influences The Person You Become

As early as the fifth century, the Greek historian Thucydides contrasted the self-control and stoicism

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06 Dec 2018

Designing Cities To Counter Loneliness? Let’s Explore The Possibilities

Do you feel lonely? If you do, you are not alone. While you may think

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27 Nov 2018

How Do We Improve Cities Without Causing Displacement?

As demand for urban living continues to increase, how do we make our cities better

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26 Nov 2018

Why Are So Many Government Projects Late And Over Budget?

Ironically, it can happen because managers skip steps in an effort to go faster. State

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22 Nov 2018

These Are The 8 Major Forces Shaping The Future Of The Global Economy

The world is changing faster than ever before. With billions of people hyper-connected to each

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21 Nov 2018

The Modern Invention Of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving as we know it was deliberately invented in the nineteenth century. When you think of the

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15 Nov 2018

How Anti-Semitic Stereotypes From A Century Ago Echo Today

A few weeks ago, my parents woke up to find a large, orange swastika daubed

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14 Nov 2018

What Is The Greatest Challenge To The Future Of Human Rights? We The People Are

When considering the future of human rights and whether they will be viewed as more,

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08 Nov 2018

Why Global Talent Clusters Around Cities

For now, U.S. cities lead in attracting global talent, but cities across the world are

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02 Nov 2018

What Does Archaeology Have To Do With Nationalism?

Many nations have adopted origin stories in order to link themselves more closely to heroic,

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30 Oct 2018

What History Reveals About Surges In Anti-Semitism & Anti-Immigrant Sentiments

The shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh is believed to be the

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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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22 Oct 2018

How To Get People To Vote

In the United States midterm elections, it is common for as few as 40% of

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19 Oct 2018

Slavery Was Never Abolished – It Affects Millions, And You May Be Funding It

When we think of slavery, many of us think of historical or so-called “traditional forms”

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18 Oct 2018

Does Racial Bias Show Up In The Crosswalk?

African Americans may have to wait in a crosswalk about 32 percent longer than white

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17 Oct 2018

Can Universal Basic Income Achieve Economic Security?

A wealthy country like the United States needs a solution for improving the supply and

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12 Oct 2018

Why More Women Don’t Win Science Nobels

One of the 2018 Nobel Prizes in physics went to Donna Strickland, a major accomplishment

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11 Oct 2018

The Elimination Of Smallpox Showed How Humans Can Work Together To Solve Deadly Global Problems

If you were to watch a split-screen broadcast with global weather on one side and

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10 Oct 2018

One In Three Older Americans Is Lonely. Here’s What Can Help

Loneliness is on the rise in the U.S., and no one is immune. Research published

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04 Oct 2018

Philanthropy – A Powerful Tool For Urban Community Building

Big business has always seen the benefit in philanthropy. From Rockefeller to Gates, industry magnates

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04 Oct 2018

Technology Can & Should Be Designed For Emotional Wellness

In an interview at Singularity University’s Exponential Medicine in San Diego, Nichol Bradford, co-founder and executive director of

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03 Oct 2018

Rooftop Farming: Why Vertical Gardening Is Blooming In Kampala

Ugandans are finding creative solutions to the growing challenges of urbanisation. When Martin Agaba realised

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01 Oct 2018

How Can Countries Help Refugees While Also Raising Their GDP? Let Them Work.

Uganda is an eye-opening example of how displaced people can lift up a nation, say

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27 Sep 2018

Why Affordable Housing Needs To Be A Right, Not A Privilege

It’s time to ensure that no American has to worry about where they and their

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25 Sep 2018

Is Travel Really That Bad?

Okay, the title of this article is a bit tongue-in-cheek, but travel does involve considerable

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20 Sep 2018

From Canoes To Cities, A Frenetic Celebration Of The Power Of Indigenous Canadians

In her short film Mobilize, Caroline Monnet – a Canadian filmmaker and artist of French and

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19 Sep 2018

How To Help Homeless People – Without Feeding A Habit

A new scheme called Greater Change lets homeless people crowdfund for concrete goals using a

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19 Sep 2018

Why Cities Rule The World

Cities are the 21st century’s dominant form of civilization — and they’re where humanity’s struggle for survival

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18 Sep 2018

Humanity Is More Important Than Money — It’s Time For Capitalism To Get An Upgrade

What capitalism prioritizes, the world does more of. So how can we change capitalism so

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18 Sep 2018

Under What Circumstances Is Inequality OK?

As two years since Brits voted for Brexit is checked off the calendar, the thick

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17 Sep 2018

Protecting Heritage Is A Human Right

Technological advancements in archaeology in recent decades have produced amazing insights into the lives of

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13 Sep 2018

Why Diversity Is Vital For A Healthy Democracy

Democracy demands a robust contest of ideas to thrive, and diversity is the best way

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11 Sep 2018

The History Of New York City’s Chinatown

New York City’s Chinatown, the largest Chinatown in the United States and the site of

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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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10 Sep 2018

Flu Plane: Are We Really Ready For A Global Pandemic?

An Emirates airliner was quarantined at John F Kennedy International Airport on September 5 after several passengers

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07 Sep 2018

“The Price On Everything Is Love:” How A Detroit Community Overcomes A Lack Of City Services

A range of neighbor-to-neighbor efforts address basic needs that aren’t met by local government. A

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