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The 100 million city: is 21st century urbanisation out of control? | Cities | The Guardian

The 100 million city: is 21st century urbanisation out of control? | Cities | The Guardian | Cities | Scoop.it
Projections suggest cities will swell at an astonishing pace – but whether that means our salvation or an eco-disaster is by no means certain
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Sanity and Urbanity

Sanity and Urbanity | Cities | Scoop.it
Layla McCay, Director of the Centre for Urban Design and Mental Health reflects on how marginalisation of LGBT+ people in their own neighbourhoods may contribute to mental health problems - an
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The vanished East End – in pictures

The vanished East End – in pictures | Cities | Scoop.it
Granick’s colour slides of east London in the 1960s and 70s capture a neighbourhood – and city – that is rapidly fading
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Cities and terror: an indivisible and brutal relationship

Cities and terror: an indivisible and brutal relationship | Cities | Scoop.it
Through successive waves of terrorist attacks, the city has consistently been the target – for reasons that are unlikely to change any time soon
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Ghost towers: half of new-build luxury London flats fail to sell

Ghost towers: half of new-build luxury London flats fail to sell | Cities | Scoop.it
Developers have 420 towers in pipeline despite up to 15,000 high-end flats still on the market
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Women and the city: reclaiming the streets to impose equal rights

Women and the city: reclaiming the streets to impose equal rights | Cities | Scoop.it
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The daily commute: travel times to cities around the world – mapped

The daily commute: travel times to cities around the world – mapped | Cities | Scoop.it
From Britain to China to Mali, new maps suggest major inequalities when it comes to commuting
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US embassy proves a catalyst for £15bn Nine Elms regeneration project

US embassy proves a catalyst for £15bn Nine Elms regeneration project | Cities | Scoop.it
Standing in contrast to dark brick luxury flats, the glass citadel aims to be a benign fortress that is part of a wider rejuvenation of ‘Knightsbridge of the South’
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Learning About Cities by Mapping Their Smells

Learning About Cities by Mapping Their Smells | Cities | Scoop.it
The English artist Kate McLean is trying to preserve our olfactory memory.
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London suburbs set for housing boom as Sadiq Khan relaxes rules

London suburbs set for housing boom as Sadiq Khan relaxes rules | Cities | Scoop.it
Mayor plans to build more than 250,000 new homes in capital’s 13 outer suburbs, more than double the current rate
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Resistance! São Paulo's homeless seize the city

Resistance! São Paulo's homeless seize the city | Cities | Scoop.it
Like New York in the 1980s and Berlin in the 90s, the occupation movement in São Paulo has exploded into one of the most dynamic forces in Brazil
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Singapore-on-Thames? This is no vision for post-Brexit Britain | Jeevan Vasagar

Singapore-on-Thames? This is no vision for post-Brexit Britain | Jeevan Vasagar | Cities | Scoop.it
Emulating the wealthy city state comes with many pitfalls. For one, as Singaporeans know, going it alone means being more vulnerable, writes Jeevan Vasagar, former Singapore correspondent for the Financial Times
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London loses EU agencies to Paris and Amsterdam in Brexit relocation

London loses EU agencies to Paris and Amsterdam in Brexit relocation | Cities | Scoop.it
Paris takes European Banking Authority and European Medicines Agency goes to Amsterdam as EU’s chief negotiator mocks Theresa May’s ‘Brexit means Brexit’ stance
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Urban landscapes reimagined – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian

Urban landscapes reimagined – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian | Cities | Scoop.it
Serbian photographer Nikola Oli creates abstract images that present the metropolis in a new light
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What would a truly disabled-accessible city look like?

What would a truly disabled-accessible city look like? | Cities | Scoop.it
Most cities are utterly unfriendly to people with disabilities – but with almost one billion estimated to be urban-dwellers by 2050, a few cities are undergoing a remarkable shift
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Writer Michael Ignatieff on the Moral Life of Cities

Writer Michael Ignatieff on the Moral Life of Cities | Cities | Scoop.it
In his new book The Ordinary Virtues, the writer and politician Michael Ignatieff reveals the “moral operating systems” that keep cities together.
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Walking While Black

Walking While Black | Cities | Scoop.it
"My only sin is my skin. What did I do, to be so black and blue?" –Fats Waller, "(What Did I Do to Be So) Black and Blue?" "Manhattan's streets I saunter'd, pondering." –Walt Whitman, "Manhattan's Streets I Saunter'd, Pondering" My love for walking started in childhood, out of necessity. No thanks to a stepfather with
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Rise in rough sleeping is no surprise – it’s now a routine sight | Amelia Gentleman

Rise in rough sleeping is no surprise – it’s now a routine sight | Amelia Gentleman | Cities | Scoop.it
The number of rough sleepers in the London borough has leapt by 647%. What’s gone wrong?
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Feel the earth move: images of Istanbul bend time and space

Feel the earth move: images of Istanbul bend time and space | Cities | Scoop.it
A childhood love of science fiction gave photographer Aydın Büyüktaş a new lens through which to view the Turkish capital
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Foreign cash driving top-end house prices in Vancouver and Toronto

Foreign cash driving top-end house prices in Vancouver and Toronto | Cities | Scoop.it
The value of some houses owned by non-residents is nearly 50% higher than those owned by residents in Toronto, analysis reveals
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The gentrification of Beijing: razing of migrant villages spells end of China dream

The gentrification of Beijing: razing of migrant villages spells end of China dream | Cities | Scoop.it
Thousands of poor workers have fallen foul of a housing safety crackdown many suspect is driven by other motives
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Europe in Africa: Could a new city state on a man-made island save refugee lives? | CityMetric

Europe in Africa: Could a new city state on a man-made island save refugee lives? | CityMetric | Cities | Scoop.it
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Inequality ... in a photograph

Inequality ... in a photograph | Cities | Scoop.it
In 2004, photographer Tuca Vieira captured the image of the Paraisópolis favela next to its wealthy neighbour, Morumbi, that came to symbolise the gap between São Paulo’s rich and poor. He gives us the inside story
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Living on the edge: São Paulo’s inequality mapped

Living on the edge: São Paulo’s inequality mapped | Cities | Scoop.it
Life in South America’s largest metropolis is anything but uniform – the city’s core and its periphery are worlds apart
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Harrods begins £200m redesign to appeal to wealthy Asian shoppers

Harrods begins £200m redesign to appeal to wealthy Asian shoppers | Cities | Scoop.it
Three-year refurbishment will help tailor store to shoppers from China and south-east Asia
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