About This Big City

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This Big City is an award winning blog home to thousands of articles about sustainable cities. We’ve written about everything from architecture to planning, public transport to cycling, public to digital space, and a few things in-between. And always with a focus on social impact.

Publishing for over 6 years, from September 2009 to November 2015, This Big City is currently on hiatus. We published over 2,000 articles in this time which have been read over 3 million times. Driven by a desire to reflect the reality of cities, This Big City is a multilingual collection of ideas and voices, contributed by writers from across the globe and presented in eight languages thanks to a team of editors. You’ll find content here in English, Chinese, Spanish, French, Italian, Farsi, Portuguese and German.

All the original content on the site has a Creative Commons 3.0 License. You’re very welcome to republish our articles – simply follow our Attribution Policy.

This Big City is a project by Joe Peach – a writer, editor and marketing professional with a passion for using creative communications for social good. You can reach him on joe.e.peach[at]gmail[dot]com.

But it wouldn’t have been possible without our hundreds of contributors, notably our editors Leonard Chien for This Big City 城事 , Alejandro Echeverria for This Big City en españolElsa Burzynski for This Big City en françaisEleonora Taramanni for This Big City in italianoSepi Soltani for این شهر بزرگIgor Rodrigues for This Big City em português, Christian Fahl for This Big City auf Deutsch, and Lucas Lindsey for social media strategy.

– #citytalk –

#citytalk was our tweetchat series founded by Joe Peach and Rashiq Fataar of Future Cape Town. #citytalk was just like any other discussion about sustainable cities, except it happened on Twitter! #citytalk ran for 31 chats with 15 co-hosts and thousands of participants. It reached 20 million people.

– Collaborators –

Over the years we’ve been lucky enough to work with the following organisations on everything from tweetchats to articles to media partnerships.

– Accolades –

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