21 Sep 2018

What Part Of “Brexit Now” Don’t You Understand?

Many people regard Magna Carta as the first constitutional guarantee of the basic liberties of the English-speaking

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20 Sep 2018

Multidimensional Maps That Provide New Perspectives On New York City

The world’s most mapped city, as you’ve never seen it before. THE UPPER EAST SIDE

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19 Sep 2018

How To Help Homeless People – Without Feeding A Habit

A new scheme called Greater Change lets homeless people crowdfund for concrete goals using a

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19 Sep 2018

Why Cities Rule The World

Cities are the 21st century’s dominant form of civilization — and they’re where humanity’s struggle for survival

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18 Sep 2018

Humanity Is More Important Than Money — It’s Time For Capitalism To Get An Upgrade

What capitalism prioritizes, the world does more of. So how can we change capitalism so

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18 Sep 2018

Under What Circumstances Is Inequality OK?

As two years since Brits voted for Brexit is checked off the calendar, the thick

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17 Sep 2018

How To Make Creative Cities — From Buildings To Buses

“I am in love with cities,” says British designer and architect Thomas Heatherwick (TED Talk: Building the

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14 Sep 2018

Give Trees Some Space

Even city trees need some boundaries. CITY TREES, LIKE ALL URBAN dwellers, have to live out

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14 Sep 2018

Why The Actions Of Cities — Not Nations — Will Be The Key To Our Survival On Earth

While some world leaders resist global cooperation, city leaders are working across borders to tackle

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13 Sep 2018

Why Diversity Is Vital For A Healthy Democracy

Democracy demands a robust contest of ideas to thrive, and diversity is the best way

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13 Sep 2018

Lessons From Cities That Plan For Their Rivers

In Nairobi, Kenya, the government is destroying buildings constructed on riparian land in a bid

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13 Sep 2018

How New York City Became The Oyster Capital Of The World

For a few brief generations, at least. ONE MILLION: THAT’S ROUGHLY THE number of oysters New

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12 Sep 2018

More Rain, More Development Spell Disaster For Some U.S. Cities

There’s more rain falling on some parts of the U.S. than there used to be,

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12 Sep 2018

Step Inside The Hidden Green Spaces Of Cities Around The World

For centuries, the church of St-Dunstan-in-the-East, in London, has been a place for quiet contemplation. It was

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11 Sep 2018

The History Of New York City’s Chinatown

New York City’s Chinatown, the largest Chinatown in the United States and the site of

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11 Sep 2018

What Would Adam Smith Think Of Modern Inequality?

The “father of modern economics” saw a role for a well-run government that used taxes

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10 Sep 2018

Don’t Demonise Beggars. It Won’t Solve The Problem Of Homelessness

People do not choose to end up on the streets. Only by treating them as

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10 Sep 2018

Flu Plane: Are We Really Ready For A Global Pandemic?

An Emirates airliner was quarantined at John F Kennedy International Airport on September 5 after several passengers

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07 Sep 2018

“The Price On Everything Is Love:” How A Detroit Community Overcomes A Lack Of City Services

A range of neighbor-to-neighbor efforts address basic needs that aren’t met by local government. A

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07 Sep 2018

10 Mind-Blowing Images Of Growth Explosion In Cities

There is an issue with modern living. It’s not climate change, habitat destruction, air pollution,

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07 Sep 2018

How Traffic Signals Favour Cars And Discourage Walking

Traffic signals give priority to motor vehicles over pedestrians. This inequality undermines many of the

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06 Sep 2018

Brazil’s National Museum Fire : What It Means for Science

The overnight inferno likely claimed fossils, cultural artifacts, and more irreplaceable collections amassed over 200

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06 Sep 2018

7 Of The World’s Wackiest Interchanges And Intersections

Normally, the basic rules of the road are enough to keep traffic in order, but

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06 Sep 2018

How Many People Make A Good City?

Australia’s population clock is, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, steadily ticking away at an

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05 Sep 2018

How To Build Global Cities Without So Many Cars

Expanding public transportation, walking, and biking in cities could save more than $100 trillion in

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05 Sep 2018

What Climate Change Means For Northern, Colder Cities

A new study outlines some of the effects that climate change will have on northern

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05 Sep 2018

Our Changing Views Of The City: A New Urban Celebration

The celebration of the city today is widespread. Globally, many cities have fulfilled Louis Wirth’s prophesy

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04 Sep 2018

How The UK Proposes To Solve White Van Man Traffic In Cities

London is ranked as the seventh worst city for traffic in the world. The need to improve

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04 Sep 2018

Working With Nature Can Help Us Build Greener Cities Instead Of Urban Slums

As Australian cities grow and transform, we need to ensure we are not building the

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04 Sep 2018

Who Belongs In A City?

Underneath every shiny new megacity, there’s often a story of communities displaced. In this moving,

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04 Sep 2018

A Beleaguered Britain Takes Comfort In Nostalgia For Empire

The British empire never lacked contradictions. A global juggernaut standing with its military boot on

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03 Sep 2018

Dumber Humans — That’s Just One Effect Of A More Polluted Future

ANOTHER DOWNSIDE. We knew that air pollution damages our physical health. Turns out, it’s also wreaking

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03 Sep 2018

The 30 Cities Best Placed For Long-Term Success

Combine the rapid rate of technological change with a globalized economy, and it’s evident that

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03 Sep 2018

What Would Cities Look Like If They Were Designed By Mothers?

Architecture’s lack of diversity shows in environments created by people who never need step-free access

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31 Aug 2018

How To Make A New City Feel More Like Home

Sometimes life necessitates moving to a brand-new city; other times it might be entirely your

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31 Aug 2018

Preparing Your City For The Electric Vehicle Surge? Ask Oslo.

An automobile revolution is coming our way – only you might have trouble hearing it

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30 Aug 2018

Why Civilizations End

Scientists studying fallen civilizations suggest that the culprit is overshoot in combination with climate change.

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30 Aug 2018

Lessons From The Past: How An Ancient Desert City Got Its Water

Century-old aerial photos help map an ancient Roman city’s infrastructure. By combining old and new

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30 Aug 2018

Which Of These Countries Get The Most Paid Vacation Days?

Workers in countries like the UK, France, Italy, Spain and Germany have plenty of time

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29 Aug 2018

See What Past Generations Thought Today’s Cities Would Look Like

These images depict how people in the past expected Los Angeles and other cities to

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28 Aug 2018

Why The “Wrong Side Of The Tracks” Is Usually The East Side Of Cities

What do communities on the social, economic and environmental margins have in common? For one

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28 Aug 2018

It’s The End Of The World As We Know It. Is There Any Room For Optimism?

When the band R.E.M came out with its 1987 hit, It’s the End of the World

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27 Aug 2018

Researchers Seek New Ways To Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Cities

Scientists are studying biofilms—complex bacteria societies—in new ways to discover new tools for fighting antibiotic-resistant

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27 Aug 2018

Torpedoing Africa, And Then Complaining About ‘Migration’

European countries are still shaping the lives of millions of Africans, determining both their present

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27 Aug 2018

What Would It Take To Build A Tower As High As Outer Space?

The human desire to create ever bigger and more impressive structures is insatiable. The pyramids

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24 Aug 2018

America’s Best Food Truck Cities

Over the past few years, food trucks have become ubiquitous in the country’s biggest cities, from

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24 Aug 2018

Clean Air Is Now A Status Symbol In The World’s Most Polluted Cities

The Cordis hotel in Shanghai boasts proximity to railways and the airport, a beautiful pool,

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23 Aug 2018

The Electrification Of Transport Could Transform Our Future – If We Are Prepared For It

Electric vehicles (EVs) are set to change everything about how energy is consumed and supplied.

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23 Aug 2018

Neil deGrasse Tyson: We Can Use Hurricanes To Power The Cities Of Tomorrow

Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson is tired of how people deal with hurricanes and wants scientists

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22 Aug 2018

Soldiers Are Training In Virtual Environments Generated From Real Cities

The U.S. Army can now train soldiers to fight in specific, challenging settings with the

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