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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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31 Jan 2015

Are You Willing To Trade Privacy For Efficiency?

Data science may be helping cities get ‘smarter’, but questions remain over how long urban

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31 Jan 2015

Green Walls For Cooling Buildings

There’s a reason that green walls show up most often in high-end office buildings and

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30 Jan 2015

5 Crucial Principles For 21st Century Transportation Systems

Handling tomorrow’s mega-trends means rethinking today’s infrastructure. Over the rest of the 21st century, cities

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30 Jan 2015

Poo Power: Turning Human Waste Into Clean Energy in Kenya’s Slums

Bio-centres turning human waste into electricity prove that faeces is the ultimate source of renewable

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30 Jan 2015

The Geometry Of Urban Life

Even a roaming cartophile, looking through an airplane window at night, would be challenged to

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30 Jan 2015

Cities Are Key To Fighting Climate Change

Urban areas will be disproportionately impacted by rising sea levels and severe weather. Luckily, they’re

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30 Jan 2015

What Does it Mean to Rebuild a City?

108 years ago, San Francisco was hit by a major earthquake, sparking fires that decimated

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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

A Dose Of Nature Helps City Dwellers Fight Their Need For Instant Gratification

An experiment shows that even a simple photograph of greenery can push the brain to

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30 Jan 2015

Disaster Aids Reinvented For Cities

Past response strategies have focused on helping those in remote, rural areas. But when an

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30 Jan 2015

A Guide To Safer Streets and Simple Rules – Courtesy of New York City

In the past decade or so, New York has seen a considerable decline in traffic

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30 Jan 2015

Sick Cities: Why Urban Life is Breeding New Illness Fears

“The whole history of urban life, in a sense,” says Richard Barnett, “is of living

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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 World’s Most Expensive Cities In 2013

In Caracas a 1kg loaf of bread will cost you US$9.40, in Mumbai just $0.86.

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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

City Maps Through The Ages

From London’s cholera outbreak to the siege of Frankfurt, these are the works of the earliest

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29 Jan 2015

The Micro-Dwellings of Hong Kong

Designers are working to make the city’s tiniest spaces liveable. Gary Chang, is a Hong Kong architect

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29 Jan 2015

Christchurch In Pictures : Life After A Devastating Earthquake

Christchurch-based Danny Squires is director of Space Craft Systems and co-founder of WikiHouse/NZ, a global project

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29 Jan 2015

Staying Healthy In The Concrete Jungle

Here’s some tips to help you avoid whatever bug or virus is currently doing the

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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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29 Jan 2015

City Agriculture, China’s Urban Farms and Gardens

For centuries, the Chinese have referred to the fertile region around Chengdu, capital of Sichuan

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29 Jan 2015

10 Techniques For Making Cities More Walkable

In Jeff Speck’s excellent new book, Walkable City, he suggests that there are ten keys

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