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Tag Archives: Cities

April 25, 2017
April 11, 2017
April 6, 2017
April 5, 2017
Is A Universal Definition Of City On The Horizon?

This month, a group of urban thinkers from the United Nations, the European Commission and other organizations are meeting in Brussels to continue a curiously complex attempt: developing a universal definition of the “city”.

April 2, 2017
March 30, 2017
Stories From Dystopia
MTV News

From politics to pop culture, the present feels more like a grim sci-fi version of reality than ever before.

March 20, 2017
March 19, 2017
March 16, 2017
U.S. Cities Battle for Jobs With $45B in Incentives
Wall Street Journal

Already depleted by foreign competition, states and cities offer increasingly lucrative tax breaks and other benefits to keep companies local, sometimes squaring off with neighboring municipalities.

March 14, 2017
March 13, 2017
Why Are The Dutch Embracing A Far-Right Candidate?

Life in the Netherlands is pretty good. GDP per capita is the fifteenth highest in the world, the national Human Development Index is the fifth highest on the planet, and inequality is the ninth-lowest worldwide. So why is the country moving to the far right?

March 12, 2017
March 9, 2017
March 8, 2017
America’s Built Environment of the Future
Granola Shotgun

I’ve come to my own personal unified theory of America’s land use future. The short version is that we’ve got the built environment that we have and the overwhelming majority of it isn’t ever going to change much.

March 6, 2017
The Most Attractive Cities to Move to for Work
Harvard Business Review

Despite the current political headwinds blowing against globalization, companies continue to recruit talent from around the world and talented people continue to want overseas work experience. So where do these ex-pat workers want to live, and why do they want to live there?

Different Cities Have Similar Potential for Ride Sharing
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Urban ride-sharing is feasible in a wide variety of cities around the globe, say researchers, and indeed that the potential ‘shareability’ of autos in those places is more similar, from place to place, than previously expected.

February 26, 2017
British Artist Explores Cities With Painting
Creative Boom

Bold, colourful and naïve in nature – this is how British artist Rachel Tighe describes her work. “It represents how I see my surroundings in an expressive and fluid form.”

February 22, 2017
What Human Bones Reveal About Cities
The Guardian

Has the great urbanisation of our species over the last 5,000 years been good for humanity or bad? It’s a story that can be told by examining ancient skeletons – which reveal incredible dangers, but also point to a bright future.


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