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25 Feb 2015

Copenhagen’s Cycling Innovation

From ‘green wave’ traffic lights and majestic harbour bike bridges to digital countdowns and foot

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25 Feb 2015

A Power Ranking Of California’s Start-Up Cities

Two MIT social scientists have developed a better way of mapping entrepreneurial quality. It seems

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25 Feb 2015

How Vancouver Became One Of North America’s Most Family-Friendly Cities

It took very concerted policy efforts going back to the early 1990s. If you’re a

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24 Feb 2015

Ancient City Ruins Warn Us About Our Urban Future

The ruins of Tikal are surrounded by a national park — 57,600 hectares of rainforest

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24 Feb 2015

How To Build A Fairer City

Four leading academics propose the ‘grounded city’ – where sustainable transport, accessible broadband and modest

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24 Feb 2015

The Fading Distinction Between City And Suburb

As high-income people return to cities and urban neighbourhoods, they bring much of their suburban

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24 Feb 2015

Paris’s P’tit Vélib’

Vélib’, the world’s third largest bike share service, has expanded into uncharted territory last 2014: the

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24 Feb 2015

Science For Designers: The Meaning Of Complexity

Today’s designers seem to love using new ideas coming from science. They embrace them as

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23 Feb 2015

What’s The World’s Coldest City?

Yellowknife in Canada, where windchill regularly takes the temperature below -30C? Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia, where

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23 Feb 2015

What Goes Up Does Not Come Down

We all know what architecture critic Banksy thinks about 1 World Trade Center. He infamously

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23 Feb 2015

What Washington, D.C., Would Look Like With Skyscrapers

Washington, D.C., has a height problem. For almost its entire history, builders in the nation’s

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23 Feb 2015

Rethinking High-Rise Living In New York City

Behind every great apartment building is a structural system, and in cities, it’s usually steel

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23 Feb 2015

Biometric Data And Smart Cities

Using information to track individuals’ behaviour and interactions in cities could be used to redesign

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21 Feb 2015

City Celebrations : Chinese New Year 2015 In Pictures

February 19, 2015 marked the Chinese New Year and the coming of the Year Of

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21 Feb 2015

Subterranean London, Adventures Beneath

Exploring the forbidden subterranean world of ghost Tube stations, Victorian sewers and disused shelters has

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21 Feb 2015

The Rise Of The Sensor-Based Smart City

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s second largest city, is about to be flooded. Not by storms,

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21 Feb 2015

Property Developers Exploit Authorities, Ruining Our Cities

Affordable housing quotas get waived and the interests of residents trampled as toothless authorities bow

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21 Feb 2015

The Next-Generation Airport Is A Destination In Its Own Right

Why the new Indianapolis terminal will be a model for others to come. INDIANAPOLIS—Robert Chicas

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20 Feb 2015

The Network City

“Only connect,” the writer E. M. Forster said famously — and modern scientists working with

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20 Feb 2015

Life In Apartheid-Era South Africa

Gripping photos show what decades of segregation looked like in Nelson Mandela’s home country. South Africa’s

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20 Feb 2015

Christchurch: After The Earthquake, A City Rebuilt In Whose Image?

A recent international visitor to New Zealand‘s second largest city asked Coralie Winn why there

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20 Feb 2015

The Next Frontier In Urban Design Will Send You Underground

Twenty feet under Delancey Street in Manhattan is a trolley terminal that hasn’t been used

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