Cities

Break Up the Liberal City

THE age of Trump has inspired soul-searching within our overclass — long nights reading “Hillbilly Elegy,” mostly — but also a wave of cosmopolitan pride. During the presidential campaign, when Trump talked about making America great again, Hillary Clinton countered that “America is already great” …

Opinion

Omaha Residents Outraged as City Returns to Gravel Roads to Save Money

City officials say gravel roads are easier and cheaper to maintain.<p>While some may think gravel roads seem like a charming staple of country life, certain residents of Omaha, Nebraska are seriously unhappy about the fact that the city is turning their asphalt streets into dirt and gravel roads, …

Urban Design

Drone crashes through 23rd floor window at Buffalo City Hall

An aerial drone crashed through a window on the 23rd floor of Buffalo City Hall.<p>No one was in the office when the craft landed in an office late …

City Halls

MetroLink tax hike touted as way to move the city forward

Critics say plan needs to be more fully formed before it deserves support.

St. Louis

City Council Votes to Demolish Parker Center

In a unanimous vote Friday, City Council approved the plan to demolish the historic Parker Center downtown, according to Curbed. The decision comes …

Urban Planning

Jing-Jin-Ji: China Planning Megalopolis the Size of New England

TIANJIN, China — China's rulers are planning a megacity that will be home to 130 million people and cover an area the size of New England.<p>Sitting on the northeast coast of China, Jing-Jin-Ji — which stands for Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei — is a central plank of the country's economic development plan …

World News

The Guide to Istanbul's Public Transportation System - Istanbul Forum

On Istanbul Forum, we receive many questions related to public transportation. I have decided to put them in one post as to provide a handy guide …

Travel

Peru’s Deadly Floods Ring Alarm Bell for Latin America

<i>By Anastasia Moloney, Thomson Reuters Foundation</i><p>Peru's deadly floods are a wake-up call for cities across Latin America to prepare better for extreme …

Climate

'You don't payWave buskers'

Australians are less generous than tourists in giving money to buskers, and are becoming more stingy because of technology.<p>"Nobody carries cash," …

City council worried about glockenspiel refurbishment cost in light of provincial budget

After last week’s provincial budget most city councillors are wanting a second opinion on the cost of refurbishing Regina’s famous glockenspiel.<p>After …

City Politics

Revealed - the 10 cheapest cities in Europe for a weekend getaway in 2017

Take the path to Paphos this year for the cheapest city break prices in Europe.<p>The destination in sun-drenched southwest Cyprus has emerged as the …

Europe

'I'm very sceptical': residents of China's growing cities discuss life amid change

From Hefei to Honghu, readers across China share their stories about how their cities are changing – and what the county’s rapid urbanisation means for them<p>Shaoxing, Zhejiang: ‘By the time I graduate, my city will be a mere district within a whole new metropolitan area’<p>When I introduce myself to my …

China

India's smart villages at a glance

Career Navigator<p>Smart cities<p>World Water Day<p>International Day of Forests<p>Inside Development<p><b>Smart Cities</b><p>India's smart villages at a glance<p>While there is …

Smart Cities

What Is Denver Learning From Its Public Restroom Pilot Program?

Some preliminary observations and trends already have surfaced in the year since the project’s launch.<p>The idea of the government studying public restroom users’ habits might sound unusual, but it’s happening in Denver as part of a community improvement effort.<p>The city’s pilot program collects data …

Double-Edged Sword: Urbanization Brings Malnutrition and Obesity Problems to India

The world has vowed to eliminate poverty and hunger by 2030 as part of 169 sustainable development goals adopted in 2015. Yet, increasing urbanization is posing new challenges to progress, according to a new report. And India is particularly vulnerable because it faces an additional twin burden of …

Urbanization

Detroit Entrepreneur Seeks To Open Black-Owned Grocery Store

Raphael Wright is taking matters into his own hands.<p>Although the city of Detroit is experiencing an electrifying period of urban revitalization, many residents believe that the city’s economic renaissance has yet to reach the neighborhoods outside of the downtown and midtown areas. Raphael Wright …

Inner Cities

The ridiculous reason why Phoenix will soon pass Philly in population

Philadelphia is going to lose out this year. We’re going to fall down a notch on one of those the top 10 lists that is actually about real …

Urban Planning

Patrick McMath wins Covington City Council election

First-time candidate Patrick McMath outpolled two opponents with extensive political experience Saturday (March 25) to win an at-large seat on the …

City Politics

Transforming a Vacant Paint Factory Into a $12.9 Million Arts and Tech Center

<i>This article is the first in a series of profiles of impact development projects produced in partnership with guest editor Gregory Heller. Impact</i> …

Community Development

The most expensive cities in the world revealed – and London didn’t even make the top 20

Forking out a small fortune for rent each month and paying more than you ever thought possible for a pint can sure make London feel like the most …

London

Poll: Majority of Americans say ‘sanctuary cities’ make America ‘less safe’

The majority of Americans oppose having their city declared a “sanctuary city” to protect illegal immigrants, a new poll reveals.<p>According to a new Rasmussen Reports poll, only 35 percent of likely U.S. voters favor living in a “sanctuary city,” while 52 percent said they oppose their local …

Conservative POV

Post-Fossil City Contest's 10 Finalists Share Visions of A Sustainable Future

Utrecht University’s Urban Futures Studio have announced the 10 finalists for their Post-Fossil City Contest, judged by a jury which included MVRDV …

Urban Planning

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City Politics

People Who Live In Cities Are Actually More Patient Than People In Suburbia

Depressed. Stressed. Apathetic. Aloof. Rude…<p>Adjectives used to describe city dwellers typically range from not complimentary to insulting, with a …

Psychology

Affordable art for entry-level investors

Most read<p>1.<p>Affordable art for entry-level investors<p>Life / Art<p>2.<p>Jo’burg inner city artisanal bakery<p>Life / Food<p>3.<p>Books: How to save the world<p>Life / …

Inner Cities

Mayor Breaks Silence on 'Agents of the City' Ruling During Weekly Radio Show

NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday spoke out for the first time about his loss in court to NY1 over his emails with a so-called "Agent of the …

City Halls

Heralding A Culture Of Openness With Standardised Data

In the digital age, data is the starting point for decision-makers to find gaps and design sustainable solutions to all major social, economic, and …

Big Data

Vancouver is the 39th most expensive city in the world, according to The Economist

Vancouver, the city of unaffordable homes and disappearing millennials, ranks as the 39th most expensive major city in the world, according to The …

Canadian News

Proposal for Austin gondola lift grounded by officials

A proposal to build a gondola lift in Austin that would have been incorporated as part of the public transit system in Texas' capital city won't be …

City Focus Bhubaneswar To Give Metro A Miss to focus on BRTS

It was for a reason that Bhubaneswar topped the list of the first pack of 20 cities selected by the Urban development Ministry under the Smart Cities …

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