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Human-engineered changes on Mississippi River increased extreme floods

<b>A new study has revealed for the first time the last 500-year flood history of the Mississippi River. It shows a dramatic rise in the size and</b> …

Climate Change

Church in Ghana asks for action against "land grabbing"

YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon – Land is a contentious issue in Africa, and the problem of international firms, governments and sometimes even individuals …

Africa

An Introduction To Psychogeography

<b>Psychogeography is more than the psychological effects of the urban environment, argues Maisie Ridgway. Here, she explains why the movement has</b> …

Are the Super-Rich Really Ruining the World’s Great Cities?

Every time I have visited London over the past several years, I invariably hear the same story from my taxi driver. As we drive past Hyde Park on the way to or from the airport, he will say, “You see that building?” nodding towards a modern glass tower next to the Mandarin Oriental hotel. “Some of …

Urban Design

How Strava, The App For Athletes, Became An App For Cities

Strava built a popular social network for millions of runners and cyclists. But more than 100 cities and states are quietly working with the app, too.<p>Every 40 days, a million people join Strava. It’s a staggering number for a niche social network aimed at athletes–but then again, Strava came along …

Smart Cities

The Public Wealth of Cities

Drawing on the successes and failures of cities around the world and applying exemplary analysis, Detter and Fölster uncover a treasure trove of …

Cities continue to attract smart young adults

<i>The young and restless are continuing to move to the nation’s large cities</i>One trend that highlights the growing demand for city living is the …

Teens
Geography
Smart Cities

Bigger Isn’t Necessarily Better When It Comes to City Size

A pair of studies from LSE suggests that developing countries are better off with smaller cities.<p>When it comes to cities and urbanization, it is generally thought that bigger is better. But a pair of recent studies suggests that although industrialized nations may have benefitted from larger …