David Cheng

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These incredible maps show the most light-polluted places in the world

According to an unprecedented new map of light pollution, published by the journal Science Advances in June, some of the most populated areas of Earth no longer experience nighttime darkness.<p>In fact, more than 80% of us live under light polluted skies while 99% of people living in Europe and the …

Geography

Walkable Cities Are Better By Almost Any Metric: Here Are The Best In The U.S.

Which cities are moving fastest to create “walkable urbanism” (and all the benefits to health, wealth, and lifestyle that come with it)?<p>For most of the 20th century, U.S. cities grew largely by expanding outwards. They developed on the edge of town and encouraged people to move around by car. Then, …

How to Make Cities Happier and More Sustainable

<i>Here’s a hint: Go back to nature.</i><p><b>By Nathan Collins</b><p>A man takes advantage of hot weather in New York City’s Central Park. (Photo: Timothy A. …

India's air is now more polluted than China's: Greenpeace

For the first time in the 21st century, India has overtaken China's air pollution levels. In 2015, the average particulate matter exposure was higher …

How cities grow: the age of houses – mapped

The different patterns of growth experienced in cities such as London, Coventry and Milton Keynes are neatly shown in a map by Oliver O’Brien for the Consumer Data Research Centre using new data on England and Wales from the Valuation Office Agency. You can explore for yourself on the CDRC website

The Cheapest Places to Travel for Each Month of the Year

Domestic: Los Angeles<p>You can save 33 percent on hotels in the city of angels this month, when the nightly average rate for four-star properties dips …

Here are some of our favorite maps from 2015

● Presidential approvals often swing with gas prices, and Barack Obama’s small rebound earlier this year may have to do with the huge drop in the …

Infographic: Life Inside The Kowloon Walled City

It has been twenty years since the demolition of the Kowloon Walled City. To mark this, the South China Morning Post has created an info-graphic that …

How to Bring China's Ghost Towns Back to Life

<i>In this article, originally published in Metropolis Magazine's Point of View blog as "The Real Problem with China's Ghost Towns" , author Peter</i> …

The most breathtaking natural wonder in every state

From arid deserts to lush forests, America's landscape is as varied as it is stunning.<p>Picking 50 wasn't easy, but here are the most beautiful natural attractions in each state.

National Parks

Grand Canyon National Park Photos

Grand Canyon National Park photos and pictures of culture, history, and travel from National Geographic.

Six Freeway Removals That Changed Their Cities Forever

It seems counterintuitive, right? Rip out eight lanes of freeway through the middle of your metropolis and you’ll be rewarded with not only less …

Bright Lights? Big Cities.

Photo: NASA Earth Observatory<p>As I type these words, representatives of more than 170 countries have assembled in Paris, where their commitments to …

Climate

10 Cities Win Sustainable Development Award

In recent years, city leaders across the globe have proposed initiatives, policies and projects to both combat climate change and to adapt their …

Haruko's Japanese Matcha Butter Cookies

My Japanese grandmother had an excellent, even precious, collection of beautiful teacups and would bring them out to have tea, properly. With the tea, she'd always serve a little cookie—delicate, buttery, melt in the mouth—or another Japanese sweet like a slice of yokan (a sweet, dark treat made …

How to have the perfect road trip with the 'Airbnbs' of everything

Picture the perfect road trip: Cruising the Pacific Coast Highway in a retro-fabulous Airstream trailer, camping amid idyllic scenery and dining with …

Must-Visit Places for a the Budget Traveler

Successful people “think” success all the time. That is why their goals are firmly lodged in their subconscious. The subconscious is brilliant at …

Success

3D map of US population density. More population density maps

The world as 100 people over the last 200 years.<p>Europeans are divided along ideological lines in their views of the EU, but this division is not a …

We Want More Walkable Neighborhoods -- but Can Our Communities Deliver?

"The most requested neighborhood characteristic of all buyers is walkability," real estate broker Andrea Evers recently told a reporter for The Washington Post. But, in an article written by the Post's Michele Lerner, Evers went on to say that "very few areas" in the greater DC market meet the …

Urban Design

Beyond the maximum: cities may be booming, but who's invited to the party?

Photograph: Godong/UIG via Getty Images<p>Chinatown apartments, New York.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/2bad69197627a5e75fbdbeeeaadd88ad9878bbf3/0_341_5096_3059/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images<p>Activists march to New York’s City Hall to demand more affordable housing options for …

East Village

'The change in the global population over the next few years is unprecedented'

That's not a new discovery, but the subject is being explored in detail by HSBC economist James Pomeroy in an immense report sent to clients this week.<p>The note explores some of the massive changes coming to the global population over not just the next 50 or 100 years, but the next 10. Unlike many …

Demographics

This Map Shows Just How Long Travel Took 100 Years Ago

You might have battled queues, delays and cancellations while you travelled over the holiday weekend, but be grateful you’re travelling in 2015 when …

Cities in numbers: how patterns of urban growth change the world

Beneath the crude statistic that the world is heading towards 70% urbanisation by 2050 lie regional differences in demographic, economic and environmental change. LSE Cities’ Urban Age programme takes a deeper look at the data<p>In 1950, the fishing village of Shenzhen in south-east China had 3,148 …

Urbanization

Singapore old and new: amazing pictures of the city's changing skyline and population

Who owns our cities – and why this urban takeover should concern us all

The huge post-credit crunch buying up of urban buildings by corporations has significant implications for equity, democracy and rights<p>Does the massive foreign and national corporate buying of urban buildings and land that took off after the 2008 crisis signal an emergent new phase in major cities? …

List-Worthy

10 crafts beers you have to try in Seattle

1. Big E‘s Blackberry Ale<p>This beer is a perfect fit to the abundance of blackberries that can be found in Seattle. The medium-dark ale has just a …

Before-and-after pictures show how climate change is destroying the Earth

In late September, the British government pledged £5.8 billion ($8.8 billion) to tackle the problem in developing countries, and many other governments worldwide are also pouring money into solving the problem.<p>A steadily-warming planet affects the environment in different ways.<p>Rising global …

Carbon Dioxide

15 cities you have to visit at least once, according to travelers

Condé Nast Traveler recently released the results of its annual Readers' Choice Awards.<p>This year, more than 128,000 travelers submitted millions of ratings and thousands of comments that the magazine's editors used to create lists of favorite cities, hotels, and resorts.<p>One of these lists declares …

European Travel

When Should You Not Recycle?

Reduce, reuse, recycle—but for environmentalists, that's not always a good idea.<p>When is it right to recycle? If your answer is “always,” I plead with …