cities

"Cities are magnets. Cities are also social time-bombs." A panel of ten leading built environment experts met, on Monday June 18, to discuss the vital issues for our world's burgeoning cities.
As an international woman of mystery, fruit buying and fashion, I have my fair share of passport stamps. So much so, I used to have a competition with a colleague, as to who could get all the spare pages of their passport filled the quickest. I think I won. I've done a lot of travelling in my time and it inspired my blog for today, A city for...
Many see a smart city as one where a network of sensors brings together data to be analysed for the more effective management of its systems. Yet this alone will not solve a city's problems of finance, sustainability and the protection of its citizen's health, security and wellbeing, writes Felicia Jackson.
At a time of economic and financial crisis, we should expect our universities to carefully consider what they can do to make the UK a more compelling place to carry out business. But it's not just about what universities can or should do for business - working with business can add immeasurably to continue producing world class research.
Workers may need to adopt Mediterranean-style working habits, such as the 'siesta', suggests the author of the Shaping Cities
We have a model for shared responsibilities and public access that could preserve and improve our green spaces for generations to come. We have legislation that could be easily adapted. All we lack is the will to safeguard what we all value.
According to latest predictions by the U.N., by 2050, two-thirds of the world population will live in cities. By then, the world's population will have risen by 30 percent to nine billion.
It's good to see cities at the heart of the Budget, but questions remain about whether the policies announced today - many of them with impacts that will be felt only in the medium to longer term - will make a substantial difference to economic growth and job creation.
The Queen - a betting woman herself - has thumbed her nose at the bookies and named rank outsiders Chelmsford, Perth and a small, roped-off area in Wales called St Asaph as new cities as part of her Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
Chelmsford, Perth and St Asaph have been given city status to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, the government said. The