06 May 2015

Commute, Property Prices, And Good Conversation

  Two bodyguards trotted behind Enrique Peñalosa, their pistols jostling in holsters. There was nothing

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06 May 2015

City People, NYC

  [A few years ago] Mayor Bloomberg left office, ending an era that radically changed

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06 May 2015

What Will A Smart City Look Like In The Future?

By 2050 there will be five billion urbanites, but, with pressure on resources and climate

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06 May 2015

Smaller Cities Unite

  What does Copenhagen have in common with Providence, Rhode Island? Both are small cities

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06 May 2015

The Future Of Food In A Box

Aquaponics uses fish to create soil-less farms that can fit into cities much easier. On

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04 May 2015

Walkonomics And The High Line Effect

  Investing in walkable public spaces should be a no-brainer; they can be a catalyst

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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

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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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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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

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

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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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

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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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

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

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

Suffocating Under The Dome Of China’s Air Pollution

A film criticising Beijing’s pollution record has logged millions of views, and the government now

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22 Apr 2015

Doing The Biggest Ocean Cleanup In History

“Once there was the Stone Age, then the Bronze Age, and now we are in

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21 Apr 2015

200 Years Of U.S. Immigration, In 1 Colorful Infographic

A new data visualisation captures the waves of arrival. In 1819, Congress passed a law

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20 Apr 2015

James A. White Sr. : The Little Problem I Had Renting A House

Fifty-three years ago, James A. White Sr. joined the US Air Force. But as an

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20 Apr 2015

Londoners Living Near Street Trees Get Prescribed Fewer Antidepressants

By now you’re probably familiar with at least some of the many psychological benefits of

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18 Apr 2015

When Humans Started To Rule The Planet

A new study argues it happened all the way back when we invented farming. Signs

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16 Apr 2015

A Most Taken For Granted Proof Of Freedom, Or Lack Of

A passport is a simple paper booklet yet it represents power, privilege, and opportunities for the

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14 Apr 2015

Dave Troy : Social Maps That Reveal A City’s Intersections & Separations

Every city has its neighbourhoods, cliques and clubs, the hidden lines that join and divide

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11 Apr 2015

Smart Is As Smart Does. Stupid Just Does Nothing.

There’s community and there’s commuting. Let’s not confuse the two. With the population growing and

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10 Apr 2015

The Science Of Road Rage

Psychologists still don’t fully understand driving-related violence. But technology and improved transit infrastructure offer solutions

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09 Apr 2015

Grow Calgary : Community Urban Farm

Grow Calgary is an urban farm located close to Canada Olympic Park. This year, they

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09 Apr 2015

With Less Pollution, L.A. Kids Are Growing Stronger Lungs

Millennial children have better respiratory health than did those in the smoggy ’90s. Here’s some

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01 Apr 2015

Cities That Make Us Smile

How do we decide what we like and what we choose? Many will say –

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30 Mar 2015

Alejandro Aravena : My Architectural Philosophy? Bring The Community Into The Process

When asked to build housing for 100 families in Chile ten years ago, Alejandro Aravena

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27 Mar 2015

Daniele Quercia : Happy Maps

Mapping apps help us find the fastest route to where we’re going. But what if

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26 Mar 2015

Haas & Hahn : How Painting Can Transform Communities

Artists Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn create community art by painting entire neighbourhoods, and involving

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26 Mar 2015

London’s Booming : The City’s Surging Population

The capital’s growth – the number of residents is rising towards 10 million and beyond

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25 Mar 2015

Streets Are For People, Not Cars

What makes cities vibrant and successful? Top of the list is urban spaces – including streets

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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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20 Mar 2015

From Brutalism To Borgen To Blogging: How The Language Of Cities Has Changed

Do you speak urbanism? The way we read and write in the language of cities

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19 Mar 2015

Alessandra Orofino: It’s Our City. Let’s Fix It.

Too often, people feel checked out of politics — even at the level of their

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