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30 Jan 2015

Sick Cities: Why Urban Life is Breeding New Illness Fears

“The whole history of urban life, in a sense,” says Richard Barnett, “is of living

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30 Jan 2015

Our Urban Past, Present and Future

We are bombarded with statistics about the future of cities these days, as fast as

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29 Jan 2015

The World’s Most Expensive Cities In 2013

In Caracas a 1kg loaf of bread will cost you US$9.40, in Mumbai just $0.86.

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29 Jan 2015

The Age Of The City-States

The largest 300 cities are home to a fifth of the world’s people but account

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29 Jan 2015

City Maps Through The Ages

From London’s cholera outbreak to the siege of Frankfurt, these are the works of the earliest

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29 Jan 2015

The Micro-Dwellings of Hong Kong

Designers are working to make the city’s tiniest spaces liveable. Gary Chang, is a Hong Kong architect

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29 Jan 2015

Christchurch In Pictures : Life After A Devastating Earthquake

Christchurch-based Danny Squires is director of Space Craft Systems and co-founder of WikiHouse/NZ, a global project

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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

Homes In Unexpected Places

Iwan Baan is a renowed Dutch architectural photographer. In his TED talk, he shows us how

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29 Jan 2015

City Agriculture, China’s Urban Farms and Gardens

For centuries, the Chinese have referred to the fertile region around Chengdu, capital of Sichuan

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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

The World Cities With The Most Powerful Brands

To establish the list of the world’s most powerful city brands, Saffron, a brand consultancy that prides

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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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28 Jan 2015

World’s Best Cities for Architecture Lovers

Florence, Barcelona, Dubai, Seattle—these and ten other cities contain some of the world’s best examples

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28 Jan 2015

Urbanisation Can Be ‘Force For Good’ With Better Jobs and Cheaper Services

World Bank economist says governments shouldn’t fear rise of cities, but warns ‘slum growth could

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28 Jan 2015

What Makes a City a City?

In the dizzying world of tech cities, garden cities and smart cities, perhaps it’s time

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28 Jan 2015

Is Urbanisation Sustainable?

“Rapid urbanization is the fastest, most intense social phenomenon that ever happened to humankind, perhaps

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28 Jan 2015

The Challenges of Urbanisation May Be Even Greater In Small Towns

Global urbanisation has prompted a focus on megacities that overlooks the needs and vulnerabilities of

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28 Jan 2015

The 8 to 80 Problem: Designing Cities for Young and Old

How can cities create neighborhoods that work well for all generations? When he worked as

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28 Jan 2015

Within Walking Distance

New research from Southern California has found that residents of neighborhoods with a central core

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Features

14 Mar 2016

The Intricate & Intimate Relationship Between Pedestrians & Wi-Fi

Wireless access points can track the daily walking routes of crowds, allowing urban planners to

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11 Mar 2016

How To Cook Up Liveable Cities With Key Ingredients

Liveable communities and resilient cities are buzzwords of the moment. But exactly how do you

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11 Mar 2016

At Last, Las Vegas’ Glitz Shines More With Solar & Foot Power

Cities consume a considerable amount of energy per year on lighting. And if that city

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11 Mar 2016

Reopening London’s Urban Past Through Mail & Rail

London’s Post Office Railway – colloquially known as the mail rail – is buried 70

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11 Mar 2016

Workers’ World-Inspiring Movement To Transform Buenos Aires

The Argentinian capital’s many cooperatives showed that Occupy movements were not simply a response to

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11 Mar 2016

2016’s Most Expensive City Is Still Unsurprisingly Singapore

Singapore has again been judged as the world’s most expensive city but costs across the

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