Cities

28 Apr 2017

In Netherlands, Cyclists Go With The Flow With ‘Flo’

A system called “Flo” system uses cute creatures to tell cyclists to speed up or

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28 Apr 2017

The Coolest Way To Get Your Mail In A Digital World

Remember the last time you were diving underwater and you suddenly remembered an important letter

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24 Apr 2017

How Murals Helped Turn A Declining Community Around

The inner-city district of Shandon, Ireland, has a history that dates back to medieval times.

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19 Apr 2017

Urban Organicity, The Benefits Without The Maladies?

Cities – we are repeatedly told – are the future. Governments and global corporations seek

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13 Apr 2017

Amsterdam’s Game Of Thrones Is A Masterpiece

Historical videos inspired by “Game of Thrones,” photos of long-lost neighborhoods, and maps of the

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13 Apr 2017

Head To These Top 10 2017 Easter Getaway This Weekend

Travel the world this Easter season to see how it is celebrated in a different

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12 Apr 2017

The World’s Greenest City Out Of Dreams, Oil, Pearls, And Sand.

A decade ago Dubai had one of the largest ecological footprints of any city in

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10 Apr 2017

Photographing The Souls Of The Metropolis

This photographer embarked on a quest to commemorate the human sides of 22 bustling cities.

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07 Apr 2017

The Top 10 Countries To Live And Be Happy

Find out which place made it to the top of the list in 2017. What

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06 Apr 2017

How the World’s First Cities Got Started

A 12,000-year-old “Stonehenge on steroids” transformed nomadic humans into members of complex societies. When the

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05 Apr 2017

The Top 10 Cities For Techies And Techies For Cities

Despite the best efforts of cities like New York and Boston, the West Coast still

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04 Apr 2017

How Does A City Shape Women’s Feelings Of Safety?

When authorities decide that an area of the city is “not safe”, the usual response

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04 Apr 2017

The State Of Smart Cities, Today

The term “smart city” has been around for a few years now and is a

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03 Apr 2017

Sleep Among The Trees Beneath The Stars In These Hotels

Think tree houses are just rickety pieces of lumber crafted into backyard forts for kids?

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03 Apr 2017

Poor Urban Planning, Poor Urban Life. Simple.

Modern urban planning first came about to improve industrial cities that had become unsafe, unhealthy

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30 Mar 2017

When Tomorrow’s Energy Is Both Clever And Striking Beautiful

When seen from thousands of feet in the air, solar installations and wind turbines become

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29 Mar 2017

What It’s Like to Live in the World’s Most Polluted City

Delhi, the capital territory of India, is home to unbreathable air and undrinkable water. From

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29 Mar 2017

Amazing Project That You Wouldn’t Believe, Even If You Were Told

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and no time in history was as desperate as

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29 Mar 2017

Nail Houses, A Pain In China’s Rapid Urbanisation Run

A single house balancing precariously in the middle of a construction site may seem like

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28 Mar 2017

The 10 Maps Of Exquisite Beauty And Elegance

During much of history, maps were designed as much for beauty and display as for

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27 Mar 2017

The Number Of Books You’ll Read Before You Die, Charted

Every good bibliophile lives in a hamster wheel of literary pressure: There have always been,

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27 Mar 2017

When Everything Is Automated, We Will Be Helpless During Crisis

We live in a world that is both increasingly complex and automated. So just as

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27 Mar 2017

The United Kingdom Is United In City Greenery

The amount of green space in British cities varies widely, with some three times greener

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23 Mar 2017

10 Truly Oppressive Working Conditions Of The Clothing Industry

Whether you pay attention to fashion trends or not, we all wear clothes on a

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23 Mar 2017

Before You Migrate To Greener Pastures, Beware. Read This First.

Asia dominates the top of the latest index while Britain plummets down the rankings. SINGAPORE

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22 Mar 2017

Should Britain Build On Its Green Spaces To Solve The Housing Crisis?

Back in the 1930s, English planners came up with a novel idea to prevent urban

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22 Mar 2017

The Deepest Metro Stations In The World

The average metro train doesn’t go beyond a few stories underground. But sometimes the geology

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21 Mar 2017

Is The American Dream Turning Into A Nightmare?

US slips to 14th out of 155 countries ranked with Norway out in front –

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20 Mar 2017

Airport Privatisations Have Put Profit Before Public Safety And Good Planning

The plane crash at Essendon Airport last week shows the folly of allowing runways to

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20 Mar 2017

Can a Bike Bridge Make Miami Safer for Cyclists?

Advocates hope this long elevated pathway is just the first step toward changing the city’s

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16 Mar 2017

How Did Electricity Change The Way People Lived In Cities?

You might know about Tesla vs. Edison. In cities, it was Edison vs. Westinghouse. The

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15 Mar 2017

Why Car-Free Cities Aren’t Right Around the Corner

Cities are trying to curb people’s driving habits, but most Americans aren’t ready to give

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13 Mar 2017

Beaches Of Relaxation Turn Into Beaches Of Frustration

Picture this. It’s a beautiful sunny day. You arrive on the beach, find yourself a

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13 Mar 2017

Are You Aware Of The Low-Cost Solution to Traffic?

Instead of building expensive roads, we should be building housing that limits how far people

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09 Mar 2017

Why Hong Kong’s Container Port May Be In Terminal Decline

Hong Kong’s wealth has grown with the container shipping trade for five decades, but if

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06 Mar 2017

Why Culture Should Drive City Planning

In my view, while infrastructure and services are necessary for environmental health, it is culture

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06 Mar 2017

Women’s Day Tribute: For These Girls, Danger Is a Way of Life

Poverty, violence, and cultural traditions oppress millions of girls around the world, but some are

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03 Mar 2017

To Be Smart About Cities, Have The Future In Mind

Smart cities create a symbiosis between information, the Internet of Things and technologies to make

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02 Mar 2017

From Architect Of The Built Environment To Architect Of Nature

Why are some architects scared to use vegetation at the heart of their façade design?

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01 Mar 2017

How Urban Farming Helps City Folk Get Back To Their Roots

Along with fresh fruit and vegetables, city farms are providing communities with jobs, start-up programs,

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28 Feb 2017

The Top 10 Craziest Party Hotspots In The World

Some people love to party, at home or on vacation, and the world has some

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27 Feb 2017

Urban Farming: Alleviating The World’s Food Dilemma One Community At A Time

There are 7 billion-odd people living in the world today, with an estimated rise to

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24 Feb 2017

You Are Missing Out On A Sensational Floating Encampment

Lake Bokodi, in the village of Bokod, about 80 kilometers west of Budapest, Hungary, is

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22 Feb 2017

A Smart City Is, Because Its People Are.

By 2030, 60 percent of the world’s population is expected to live in mega-cities. How

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21 Feb 2017

How Much It Really Costs You To Drive To Work

With more and more workers moving to the cities, megaregions are expanding, and as they

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20 Feb 2017

The Top 5 US States Who Gives A Damn About Our Planet

Across the nation, Americans are going green – and they’re heading online for more information.

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17 Feb 2017

The Modern Living In Rural Communities

Living in a rural location has its perks. It’s peaceful, it’s quiet, and you’re out

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16 Feb 2017

How Big Data Is Adding A Whole New Dimension To Public Spaces

Most of us encounter public spaces in our daily lives: whether it’s physical space (a

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16 Feb 2017

The Top 10 Booze Cities To Catch Up With Old Flames

There’s something thrilling about discovering a local watering hole and enjoying a hometown spirit after

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14 Feb 2017

Valentines Day: My Heart Is Zoned Exclusively For You

An alternative to cheesy Hallmark cards for the urban planner who zoned your heart. Commercial

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13 Feb 2017

Travel Destinations For 2017: Penny Pincher Edition

Another year, another opportunity to travel and see the world. Traveling can be a great

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13 Feb 2017

Top 17 Of The World’s Most Romantic Destinations

1. MOSELLE RIVER VALLEY, WESTERN EUROPE The Moselle River Valley can be taken in from one

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08 Feb 2017

Why Cities Temperature Are Warmer Than The Countryside?

In cities, the air, surface and soil temperatures are almost always warmer than in rural

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07 Feb 2017

Alert: The Most Northern Settlement in The World

Located just over eight hundred kilometers away from the North Pole, the community of Alert,

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07 Feb 2017

When The Heat Is On, What We Should Do In Our Cities?

The recent spate of heatwaves through eastern Australia has reminded us we’re in an Australian

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