04 Mar 2015

Should The World Plan For Fewer (Not More) People?

Current UN projections show that there will be 11 billion people living on Earth by

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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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19 Feb 2015

Singapore’s ‘Urban Jungle’

Inside a city that works hard at keeping the jungle in “urban jungle.” When it

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18 Feb 2015

China’s Pearl River Delta Overtakes Tokyo As World’s Largest Megacity

Several hundred million more people are expected to move to cities in East Asia over

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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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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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09 Feb 2015

How Brooklyn Is Like Buenos Aires: Toward A Science Of Cities

Marc Barthelemy and Rémi Louf, researchers at L’Institut de Physique Théorique outside of Paris, are seeking quantitative

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09 Feb 2015

Quality Of Life Improves In Compact Cities

That urban design improves the quality of people’s lives is an old idea. A new

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07 Feb 2015

What The Collapse Of Ancient Capitals Can Teach Us About The Cities Of Today

Warnings from history: Angkor was a thriving metropolis of 750,000 before a series of mega-monsoons

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07 Feb 2015

Cities [In Britain] Where Planning Went Right

Britain’s planning departments have lost nearly half of their budgets over the past four years,

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06 Feb 2015

PAPER CITY – An Urban Story

UN-Habitat has launched “Paper City”, a stop-motion video animation portraying today’s urban challenges using a

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05 Feb 2015

Urbanisation in a St. Petersburg Suburb

Photographer Alexey Bogolepov lives in Parnas, a suburb in the north of St Petersburg. With

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03 Feb 2015

Making City Planning Cool

British cities are in crisis, but it is of an unusual and distinctly 21st-century form.

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31 Jan 2015

China’s Obsession With Vertical Cities

By the end of next year one-in-three of the world’s 100m+ skyscrapers will be in

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31 Jan 2015

Africa and Asia and the Urban Population Boom

The UN predicts that two-thirds of the world will live in cities by 2050, with

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31 Jan 2015

City Animals Evolving With Bigger Brains

Evolutionary biologists have come to recognise humans as a tremendous evolutionary force. In hospitals, we

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30 Jan 2015

When It Comes to City Happiness, People Are Key

The notion that condensed living spaces always heighten misery is flawed; interaction keeps us sharp

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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 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

Homes In Unexpected Places

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

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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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