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Open Data and Poland's Race for Innovation

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 11.24.2015 | Impact
Pawel Adamowicz

As the mayor of Gdansk I am very proud of the growing attractiveness of Gdansk for investors, however, I also remember how many challenges are still ahead of us. Probably one of the most important of these challenges is fostering innovation -- in Gdansk and in Poland.

Climate Change This Week: One Degree Closer to Catastrophe, the Clean Surge, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.25.2015 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Last time we checked, global warming and climate change still exist for the same reasons as before. Sustained public pressure will now be needed to force politicians to take the next critical actions on climate.

Terrorism and the City

Thomas Fisher | Posted 11.23.2015 | World
Thomas Fisher

The defeat of terrorist networks may come, not just from the elimination of key members, but also from the disruption of the networks themselves. Such networks depend upon bonds of trust and dependable communication.

Chinese Cities Will Not Become Greener Without a Decentralized and Smarter Taxation System

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 11.24.2015 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

In a recent visit to Xuzhou city, Jiangsu Province, a third tier Chinese city with nearly 10 million inhabitants and also a resource-exhausted city, we could not help but think what we would do and what we could achieve when facing the city's environmental and economic challenges.

What's The Nicest City In The U.S.? | Adam Goldberg | Posted 11.16.2015 | Good News
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New Yorkers apparently have some work to do....

Focus on Women's Health Gains Momentum in the Global South

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 11.16.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Health, mental or physical, is a fundamental human right. It is influenced by biology but also by social and cultural norms, which have historically discriminated against women, making them more vulnerable.

Troubleshooting Climate Change

Mike DeLeonardis | Posted 11.12.2015 | Green
Mike DeLeonardis

We now stand at a crossroads. However unintentional, humans are responsible for climate change. It is time we own up to that and deal with the problem in earnest. For what we do today will forever determine our future trajectory. Could this crisis be the impetus that moves us to the next stage of civilization or to extinction?

4 Cities Where All The Cool Kids Are Moving

Thrillist | Posted 11.12.2015 | Travel

By: Kristin Hunt Credit: Flickr/pulaw(Edited) Now that Portlandia has logged five seasons and word of Voodoo Doughnut has traveled all the way...

Attending Refugees in Global South Cities

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

By Adèle Charbonneau According to current estimates, as many as almost seven-million refugees and asylum seekers are living in cities, potentially...

Climate Change This Week: The Chocolate Connection, Faltering Forests, a Solar Alliance, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.10.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon What We Lose when the forests of As...

City Expressions Using Digital Art

Celso Bressan | Posted 11.09.2015 | Arts
Celso Bressan

My mother loved painting but society at her time was not very complacent about women deciding to undertake activities not related to house chores. How...

10 Of The World's Most Beautiful Cities

College Tourist | Posted 11.09.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

Zanzibar is as magical as it's name alludes. Surrounded by miles of turquoise sea and palm-packed beaches, this timeless and cultural city allures travelers from across the world.

Changing the Way We Move In Cities

Mpho “Parks” Tau | Posted 11.05.2015 | Green
Mpho “Parks” Tau

We are quickly recognizing that the only sensible thing to do, both economically and socially, is to implement measures that strike a balance between economic development and environmental protection, while putting communities at the core of public policies and private endeavors.

Cities You Need To Visit Before They Sink

The Active Times | Posted 11.05.2015 | Travel
The Active Times

Visit these coastal and river port cities around the world sooner rather than later. Among them are first-world cities like New York and Amsterdam. Others are in poor nations like Bangladesh. Many are in Asia. But all are exposed now more than any time in their history to rising oceans.

I.D.E.A. Breaks Ground on a New Model of Art District

John M. Eger | Posted 11.04.2015 | Arts
John M. Eger

Yesterday, a new model of art and culture district broke ground in San Diego on the first phase of an unusual new concept. With no National Endowment...

The 8 Best Drinking Neighborhoods In The Country

Thrillist | Posted 11.06.2015 | Travel

In theory, ANY neighborhood can be a drinking neighborhood provided you have a few bucks and a flask and/or paper bag. But what separates the truly special, worthy of capitalization Drinking Neighborhoods from the neighborhoods in which you just happen to be drinking?

Urbanization: A Source of Prosperity

A View from the United Nations | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics
A View from the United Nations

We are in a new stage of human history where most of the world's population lives in urban areas. In the early twentieth century, only 20 percent of the population lived in cities. Today this figure has doubled, and predictions for the next 30 years suggest that it will rise to 70 percent.

Cities, Inequality and the Common Good

Sheila Foster | Posted 11.02.2015 | World
Sheila Foster

On his first visit to the United States, Pope Francis curiously chose to spend his time in three of our largest cities--New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. As a Pope deeply concerned with social and economic inequality, perhaps this was no coincidence.

Photographer Breaks Cities Down Into Simple, Hypnotic Colors And Shapes

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.30.2015 | Arts

Think about a city that you love. Why do you love it? Maybe because of the readily available public transportation. Or the delicious street food. Or ...

The Best Small Cities In The U.S.

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 10.30.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

More than 128,000 of our readers rated their favorite cities in the U.S. -- in fact, we got so much feedback, we had to divide our list in two. This roundup features the country's smaller cities, with populations under 150,000. Counting down...

Q&A: Author David Maraniss on Detroit, Motown Music and How to Report a Book

The National Book Review | Posted 10.29.2015 | Books
The National Book Review

The National interviewed Washington Post editor David Maraniss after he visited the University of Massachusetts-Amherst to talk about his new book, Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story, a history of the city in the early 1960s, its golden age.

Fighting Inequality by Addressing Urban Violence

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Crime, inequality, and urban poverty are highly intertwined. Crime patterns can be both symptoms and drivers of inequality. Informal settlements often epitomize the hot spots of urban violence.

Review: Detroit Was a Golden City Once -- and It Can Be Again

The National Book Review | Posted 10.23.2015 | Books
The National Book Review

One thing history instructs - and Maraniss's fine book reminds us - is that the seeds of renewal must be egalitarian, or a vicious cycle of decline could start all over again.

These Are the World's Worst Commutes

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 10.22.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

by Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler Photo: Gallery Stock In a new study, traffic app Waze ranks the world's best and worst cities for driv...

25 Tips For Remaking Cities In The iPhone Age

The Huffington Post | Jo Confino | Posted 10.21.2015 | Technology

With national politicians showing themselves incapable of tackling key challenges such as climate change and air pollution, it is being left to cities...