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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


Trash Fantastic: Learning from Cities Across the Globe to Create the Best Trash Can

5 bin waste option in front of the Museu do Afrobrasil in Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo. Options: (l to r) Glass, Paper, Metal, Plastics and Organics How to design the perfect trash can? Cities across the globe have different ideas. Read more
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Imitate to Innovate: Vitoria-Gasteiz Shows How Cities can Address 21st Century Challenges

The Spanish city of Vitoria-Gasteiz has recently transformed itself from a congested and car-dominated city into one of the most pedestrian and bicycle-friendly places in Europe. It didn’t achieve this by going at it alone. Its key to success was learning from others. Read more

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Barcelona, Medellín and the Right to Housing

Barcelona and Medellín are miles away from each other. You might think there is little in common between them. But the truth is there are plenty of similarities, including a shared failure to address a right to housing. 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