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14 Feb 2015

7 Cities That Are Starting To Go Car-Free

Urban planners are finally recognising that streets should be designed for people, not careening hunks

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14 Feb 2015

The Subliminal Power Of City Fonts

Decimated by manufacturing losses, some smaller cities are turning for help to an unlikely group

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14 Feb 2015

What Old Transit Maps Can Teach Us About A City’s Future

An analysis of once-rejected, later-constructed routes in Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Houston. Houston, Atlanta, and

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14 Feb 2015

Robert Muggah: How To Protect Fast-Growing Cities From Failing

Worldwide, violence is on the decline, but in the crowded cities of the global south

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13 Feb 2015

Where You Live Affects What You Earn

The part of town where you live—and especially where you grew up—can profoundly affect lifetime

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13 Feb 2015

Weapons, Bribes, And Dictators: Where Architects Draw The Line

Zaha Hadid says it’s not her job to pay attention to how many migrant workers

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13 Feb 2015

Floating Cities In Pictures

As rising sea levels threaten low-lying nations around the world, floating cities are gaining political

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13 Feb 2015

Dealing With Blizzards In Major US Cities

Whether two inches or two feet, snowfall can wreak havoc on a city – as

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13 Feb 2015

Carolyn Steel: How Food Shapes Our Cities

Every day, in a city the size of London, 30 million meals are served. But

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12 Feb 2015

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12 Feb 2015

The Hidden Ways Urban Design Segregates The Poor

There’s a name for uncomfortable benches, hard-to-reach parks, and ubiquitous surveillance: disciplinary architecture. When news

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12 Feb 2015

Make Your Cities Flood-Resilient With These Ideas

A new exhibition argues that a ‘landscape first’ approach to urban development, via innovative water

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12 Feb 2015

Day-Night Cityscapes In Pictures

US photographer Stephen Wilkes spends 15 hours perched on a rooftop or crane photographing each

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12 Feb 2015

London, Shanghai, And Cities, Wayback Then.

From London to Shanghai, clips of cities from the early days of film can be

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12 Feb 2015

Kent Larson: Brilliant Designs To Fit More People In Every City

How can we fit more people into cities without overcrowding? Kent Larson shows off folding

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11 Feb 2015

The Global Cities That Power the World Economy Now

The latest numbers from the Brookings Institution are a reminder that inequality has a geographic

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11 Feb 2015

Why Can’t Public Transit Be Free?

The main goal of transportation that costs riders nothing—getting people out of their cars—can’t be

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11 Feb 2015

6 Major Design Trends Shaping City Life In 2015

Cities are the future. By one oft-cited statistic, 70% of the world’s population will live

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11 Feb 2015

The Connection Between Successful Cities And Inequality

New research shows that the largest U.S. cities would do well to focus on workers

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11 Feb 2015

How The Ancient Underground City Of Cappadocia Became A Fruit Warehouse

For centuries, people have lived in caves and tunnels under this region of Turkey. Now

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10 Feb 2015

Maps That You Can Hear And Touch

Scientists and architects are pioneering a new cartography for blind users. Sighted people read maps

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10 Feb 2015

World’s Strangest Underground Cities

From bunkers below Berlin to malls under Montreal, here are the strangest and most eye-opening

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