12 Nov 2018

How Did The First World War Start?

The causes of the Great War are still being debated a century on, but time

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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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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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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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13 Aug 2018

A European Network Of Rebel Cities?

In Europe, it is the cities that once again lead the way as places of

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10 Aug 2018

Are Cities The Key Agents Of Integration?

While helping others is a powerful motivation in the early stage of migrants’ and refugees’

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31 Jul 2018

Overtourism: A Growing Global Problem

The summer holidays are in full swing – and protests against overtourism have begun (yet again) in

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13 Jul 2018

What’s Killing European Trees?

Soil fungi supply nutrients to trees, but as they wither from pollution, trees suffer too.

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15 Jun 2018

Trade Wars, Explained

The “weapons” in a trade war are everywhere. It’s the food you eat, the train

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01 Jun 2018

Top 4 Cheap European Cities To Live In

Expats are always on the prowl for the cheapest cities to visit or live in,

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25 May 2018

What Is GDPR? Everything You Need To Know About The New General Data Protection Regulations

General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, is coming. Here’s what it means, how it’ll impact

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23 Feb 2018

To Stop Migration, Stop The Abuse Of Africa’s Resources

Europe should tackle migration not by deploying troops, but by curbing economic abuse and destablisation.

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16 Feb 2018

Not The End Of The World: The Return Of Dubai’s Ultimate Folly

Underwater bedrooms, ‘Lohan Island’ and snow all year round – a decade after it was

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29 Jan 2018

How The ‘Diversity Industry’ Silences People of Colour

This week Amena Khan became the latest woman of colour to be silenced in public.

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24 Jan 2018

Four Reasons Why Corruption Matters

More than a trillion dollars are stolen from the world’s poorest countries every year, which is such a

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25 Oct 2017

Singapore Has The ‘Most Powerful’ Passport In The World: Passport Index

SINGAPORE – With Paraguay removing visa requirements for Singaporeans, the Singapore passport is now the

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11 Oct 2017

Why Does Catalonia Want Independence From Spain?

Why are Barcelona and Real Madrid such fierce sporting rivals? Here is the story of

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25 Aug 2017

How Maps Became Deadly Innovations in WWI

Advances in weaponry and cartography had deadly repercussions in World War I, which the United

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13 Jan 2017

The World’s First Long Distance Telegraph Was Not The Telegraph

Smoke signals and beacons have been used to relay messages over short distances since ancient

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06 Dec 2016

How Populism Could Shake Up Europe

Energized by President-elect Donald Trump’s victory, Europe’s populist movements are on the cusp of sweeping

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10 Oct 2016

The ‘Airbnb Effect’: Is It Real, And What Is It Doing To A City Like Amsterdam?

In the Dutch capital, Airbnb has been accused of driving up property prices and disrupting

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04 Jul 2016

Hong Kong, Hong Kong … Why So Costly … Says Expats

London falls from 12th to 17th place in annual survey amid declining value of pound

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30 Jun 2016

Is The UK Really European Or Not? A Short History.

  1948 “We cannot aim at anything less than the Union of Europe as a

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28 Jun 2016

The Impact Brexit Decision Has Both Near & Far-Reaching Implications

From the possibility of a new trade deal to higher tariffs and quotas, here are

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27 May 2016

Why Vejle’s Flood Defence Is Also The Kernel Of Its Resilience

As Rotterdam becomes the latest city to unveil its resilience strategy, Athlyn Cathcart-Keays looks at

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23 May 2016

A 1987 Dream In Barcelona Reclaiming Its City For Its People

The Catalan capital’s radical new strategy will restrict traffic to a number of big roads,

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14 Apr 2016

Russia’s Inspiration For Its Iron Curtain, Its Secret Iron City

Designed for Stalin as the world’s first completely planned city, Magnitogorsk has yet to confront

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29 Feb 2016

Understanding Europe’s Population Shift In 4 Maps

Despite economic growth in Central and Eastern Europe, the continent is still migrating to the

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24 Feb 2016

Vienna’s 7th Makes It Undeniably The Best City For Quality Of Life

Study examining socioeconomic conditions places Austrian capital at apex of index while London, Paris and

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29 Jan 2016

Rome Was Not Built In A Day, Then & In The Future

The Italian capital has a logistical nightmare: juggling ambitious restoration projects at the Colosseum and

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18 Nov 2015

Discovering The Map Of Frenzy In Europe’s Migrant Crisis

A new interactive data viz shows flows of refugees seeking asylum as whizzing dots. Last

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09 Nov 2015

A Brief History Of The Rise & Fall Of The Berlin Wall

On August 13, 1961, the Communist government of the German Democratic Republic (GDR, or East

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20 Oct 2015

The Top Facts & Figures About Europe’s E-Commerce, 2015

These days, a world without e-commerce is simply unimaginable. Online shopping has become so simple

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15 Oct 2015

European E-Retailers Impatiently Bypassing Regulators For Unified Market

While the European Commission debates how to overcome obstacles to cross-border online shopping, Europe 500

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20 Jul 2015

Why Divesting Fossil Fuels Should Begin With Government To Succeed

Oslo’s move to sell its stocks in coal companies sets a precedent – but the

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24 Jun 2015

How French Supermarkets Shared Goodwill To People

Legislation barring stores from spoiling and throwing away food is aimed at tackling epidemic of

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22 Jun 2015

When Moving Forward Digs Up The Past

In London and Paris, two recent construction projects have been held up for macabre reasons:

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23 May 2015

A Glimpse Into The Future Of City Halls?

  Opulent clock towers, grand halls, building facades covered in splendour and stone. Looking at

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23 May 2015

How Fast Should Development Cycles Be?

Having lived and worked in both Singapore and London, I’ve experienced first-hand the very different

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24 Apr 2015

A City Is Near By The Plastic In The Sea

Two French oceanography researchers expected to find pollution on their 8,345km, 14-month kayak journey from

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22 Apr 2015

Pollution In The Future Is Still A Matter Of Choice

China and India’s challenges with high particulate matter pollution is widely believed to be the

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07 Apr 2015

Frankfurt Beats London To Most Sustainable City Title

The Sustainable Cities Index report by Arcadis ranks cities on 20 indicators in five key

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13 Mar 2015

Floating On The Dock Of The Bay : A Waterfront Revival

The small-scale, DIY nature of Izmir’s modular docks won the project a silver medal in

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