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People


Pillars of Faith: The Man Who Spent 50 Years Building a Cathedral

2. details façadeTere Garcia It may sound utopic for a man to set out to make a cathedral with his own hands in the 21st century. But this is the story of Justo Gallego Martínez, who has been building an impressive Cathedral by himself for more than fifty years. Read more
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Bartering and Sustainable Cities: Shaping a Different Value System in São Paulo

Bartering might be considered archaic by some, but in recent years, there has been a rise in sharing, and payments in kind. Could it be an important part of the sustainable city? Read more

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Finding Community in Chaos: Stories of Social Resilience from Christchurch to Kathmandu

Cities are a Pandora’s box filled with people’s stories and memories. During and after a natural disaster, a strong sense of community contributes to the process of rebuilding what was lost and rejuvenating broken places. Read more

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Planning


Transforming Melbourne: Are Tall Buildings the Best Solution for a Growing City?

melbourne birds eye Melbourne’s population growth shows no sign of slowing. But are tall buildings the best way to accommodate this? Read more
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From Seoul to Cairo: Public Space Projects and the Socially Sustainable City

Cairo is a collection of separated socio-spatial patterns, with insufficient public realm to bring together different community groups. So how can we integrate different groups with one another? Reviewing global best practice might reveal some opportunities. Read more

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The Baltimore Pop Star Impersonator with an Important Lesson in Public Space

On April 27, in the midst of a demonstration in Baltimore where tensions mounted between protesters and police, one man jumped out in between the two groups and launched into a convincing Michael Jackson dance impersonation. Read more

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Transport


Three Mobility Challenges Facing Bogotá

bogota cyclists pedestrians Bogotá needs to prioritize mobility in the public agenda. These are three of the biggest challenges facing the city. Read more
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8 Highlights from Medellin’s World Bike Forum 2015

The World Bike Forum 2015 (WBF4) took place in the city of Medellín, Colombia, between 26th February and 1st March. Read more

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With Gas Prices Down, Federal Transit Funding in the US is Still Just as Important

The jaw-dropping fall in oil prices over the past few months has many experts scratching their heads as to what happened. Read more

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Digital


The Urban Homestead: Growing Better Cities from Small Urban Spaces

urban homestead The Urban Homesteader is a unique start-up project that teaches people how to turn their small urban space into a modern homestead. Read more
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#MapMyVisa: Mapping Immigrants’ Moods in Cities Across the Globe

MapMyVisa intends to understand from immigrants how they feel in their cities in relation to their legal situation. Can you help? Read more

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Does SimCity 5 Really Need A Homeless Elimination Manual?

There’s a new feature in the latest version version of SimCity that was completely absent in earlier ones: homelessness. And it's bringing out the best and worst in users. Read more