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How city infrastructure is aiding Ukrainians in resisting Russia

A recent article in Bloomberg CityLab by Shlomo Angel, professor of city planning and former Captain of the Israeli Defense Forces, elaborates on how Ukraine could endure the war now that the fight has been brought to its cities. He emphasizes the incredible difficulty an invading army faces when Read More...

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Fractals: why your brain prefers nature over cities

You’re probably very aware at this point that it’s healthy for you to spend more time outside. While we’ve certainly written about it a great deal, scientists keep unveiling new findings about the relationship between lower stress and nature.  For instance, new research from the Read More...

Here’s what the hyperloop sy

Here’s what the hyperloop systems of the future might look like in urban areas

We've seen a lot of technical exploration around how a hyperloop system might one-day fling humans and goods across the Earth at the speed of sound inside low-vacuum tubes but not much about the structural elements that would hold everything in place. That’s why startup HyperloopTT has teamed up Read More...

The Urban Homesteader, a TV se

The Urban Homesteader, a TV series to share tips for sustainable living

Urban homesteading is not just a hipster’s dream. It is a lifestyle designed around a thoughtful approach to sustainability in an urban environment. Growing food is one aspect, but they are many more issues to consider about sustainable living than sourcing food. The PBS media professionals who Read More...

Taking root in the city

Taking root in the city

How urban agriculture is changing our relationship with food - for good. Casey Miner | July/August 2010 Issue Dave Bell still remembers the tomatoes that changed his life—gorgeous, almost iridescent tomatoes glowing on a shelf at the Liberty Heights Fresh food market in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dave Read More...

"Cities are where people

"Cities are where people fufill their dreams"

Thoraya Ahmed Obaid says we shouldn't worry about villagers migrating to overcrowded cities. Marco Visscher | September 2007 issue Is it wise to discourage villagers from moving to crowded cities? No, says Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, executive director of the UN Population Fund: New people must be seen as Read More...

"I can grown my own dinne

"I can grown my own dinner"

Lisa Taylor, author of Your Farm in The City: An Urban Dweller's Guide to Growing Food and Raising Animals, says organic, local food never tasted better Babette Dunkelgrün | June 2011 Read More...