Category Archives: urban

As an energy crisis looms, young activists in Paris are using superhero-like Parkour moves,,, | The New York Times  

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10 Largest Cities in the World by Population | My Modern Met

By Samantha Pires on November 15, 2021 From left to right: Dhaka, Bangladesh; Tokyo, Japan; Osaka, Japan; Shanghai, China; Cairo, Egypt; Delhi, India; Beijing, China; and Mexico City, Mexico Did your city make the list? All over the world, people … Continue reading

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Letter from Johannesburg

Green medicine: Yewande Omotoso’s apartment is slowly being taken over by plants, much to her delight.   Johannesburg gets a bad rap for being kilometre upon kilometre of concrete. However, with some five million planted trees it is actually one of … Continue reading

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Man Predicts Future of the World – Streets of London – Episode 19

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These revolutionary cities are forcing cars to take a back seat | Living

Now could be the perfect time for a sustainable transport revolution. By Rosie Frost We’ve become used to the quieter roads, fewer cars and open public spaces. It feels like there is more space to breathe. The ability to cycle … Continue reading

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Paul Bielicky Reporting From Vancouver, Canada | Coronavirus’ Days — Edge of Humanity Magazine

Visual Storyteller Paul Bielicky is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography. From the project ‘VANCOUVER COVID-19 PROJECT’. To see Paul’s body of work, click on any image. With the Coronavirus hitting Vancouver for the past few … Continue reading

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A Look Inside the 45,000-Piece Collection of Trashed Treasures Curated by Sanitation Worker Nelson Molina

  If, like me, you live in New York City, you’re confronted on the daily with mounds of trash on the sidewalk. While the appliances, antique furniture, clothing, and houseplants are a passing novelty for pedestrians such as myself, for Nelson … Continue reading

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Lisbon’s kiosks anchor public life — BRANDON DONNELLY

One of my favorite things about Lisbon is the way in which life seems to happen publicly right on the street and in public squares. Its kiosks (or quiosque), like the one you see pictured above, play a major role … Continue reading

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A New Book Explores the Wide Range of Charming Homemade Cat Ladders in Switzerland

Switzerland-based graphic designer and writer  Brigitte Schuster chronicles the unique phenomenon of outdoor cat ladders in her forthcoming book, Swiss Cat Ladders. Focusing on examples in the city of Bern, Switzerland, Schuster shows how humans facilitate the comings and goings of their feline … Continue reading

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Five of the World’s Most Fascinating Small Towns

In this reel, we’re traveling to unfamiliar places. We visit the most crowded island on earth, see how the Aussies live underground and visit a zero-waste town in Japan.

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