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It's Time To Get Real On The Sustainable Development Goals

Hung Vo | Posted 09.20.2016 | Green
Hung Vo

If we want to be serious about achieving the SDGs, the goals of the COP21 and the objectives of the New Urban Agenda, business as usual won't work. We need creative ideas. We need disruptive policies.

The World Is Completely Urbanized

Hung Vo | Posted 08.31.2016 | Green
Hung Vo

In 2008, the United Nations declared that the world passed an unprecedented, but silent, benchmark: for the first time in history, the world is more urban than it is rural.

Mighty Land Artist Michael Heizer Reveals a Softer Side: Heizer prints on exhibit at MCQ Fine Art, Las Vegas

Dawn-Michelle Baude | Posted 07.21.2016 | Arts
Dawn-Michelle Baude

Stop sneering at Nevada: we've got Michael Heizer. For almost five decades, the internationally renowned Land Artist has etched, dug, plowed and excavated the state.

Helsinki: A Very Smart City

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.13.2016 | Technology
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's not every day one sees a fully-functional smart city, given crumbling urban infrastructure in many countries, so a visit to a metropolitan area that runs well and serves its residents efficiently is a delightful sight for sore eyes.

The Will - Notes From a Dive Bar

Alan Black | Posted 06.09.2016 | San Francisco
Alan Black

A bar napkin, a touch soggy. I leave all my regrets, guilt and anger to this napkin Legally binding A signature, the date, lipstick sealed. An in...

Moscow: A City Guide to Russia's Capital

College Tourist | Posted 06.09.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

The College Tourist By Evan Przesiecki Moscow: The capital of the Motherland. It's the largest easternmost city on the European continent and is any...

How Cities and Universities Can Defy Old Stereotypes of Town-Gown Conflict

Gregory L.Fenves | Posted 05.27.2016 | College
Gregory L.Fenves

Next month, 50 medical students in Austin will show the country what can happen when a university and the city around it collaborate to bring fresh ideas to ongoing challenges.

Month of Photography: Los Angeles Welcomes Both New and Longtime Galleries!

Henry K. Long | Posted 03.30.2017 | Arts
Henry K. Long

Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA) celebrates its eighth year. Each year during the month of April, galleries all over Los Angeles participate in the annual initiative. This year's theme is Diverse/City.

The City We Need 2.0

Hung Vo | Posted 03.18.2017 | Impact
Hung Vo

"The battle for a more sustainable future will be won or lost in cities," has been a repeated manifesto of Urban Thinkers engaged in the World Urban Campaign, a project of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme.

Life Unfolding on the Suzhou Creek

Mimo Khair | Posted 03.11.2017 | World
Mimo Khair

It's late afternoon, all are a bit too sluggish to go fast, slow moving people, dragging their feet, pushing their bikes uphill over the bridge and the woman too tired to walk, sits on top of her bike load letting her husband pull the tricycle; it has been a long day.

6 Hours in Istanbul

Mimo Khair | Posted 03.01.2017 | Travel
Mimo Khair

It was 5:50 am, after a long flight from Shanghai to Beirut, 6 hours in Istanbul held 2 different promises: to sit in coffee shops staring at passing ...

The Faithful Shopper: Protect Your Exclusive Extremities

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 01.28.2017 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

As much as I adore the unseasonably mild winter, it is finally time to weather the streets of the City and protection and warmth are key. That doesn't...

A Tale of Two Buddys

Stephen Rosa | Posted 01.29.2017 | Politics
Stephen Rosa

When former Providence Mayor Vincent "Buddy" Cianci passed away this week, I was surprised to find myself as sad as I was. I was never a Buddy campaig...

#SouMinasGerais: The Arts Benefit Mining Tragedy Victims in Brazil

Stephen Grant | Posted 12.23.2016 | World
Stephen Grant

Singer Mariana Aydar at the#SouMinasGerais charity event. Photo by Stephen J. Grant. Artists in Brazil are taking action to raise funds for recovery ...

Notes From a Dive Bar XXXXIII -- Straight Bends

Alan Black | Posted 10.31.2016 | San Francisco
Alan Black

Bobby, on meds, says he can't think straight. Have you tried curved thinking, I say. What's that? Stand with your head at an angle when you think. It ...

The Best Small Cities In The U.S.

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 10.29.2016 | 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...

Notes From a Dive Bar XXXIX - The Alones

Alan Black | Posted 10.18.2016 | San Francisco
Alan Black

All gone. Everyone. Just me now. Alone with the bar. My old friend. It's sad. The bar weeps. It cries out, why am I the place for the sads and the alones. For the wicked.

9 Things Only City Kids Would Understand About Trick-Or-Treating

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 10.13.2015 | HuffPost Home

Let's face it: trick-or-treating is pretty much the best thing about Halloween. If you live in a city, that sentiment rings even truer. "But I love t...

Amal Clooney Stuns In Perfectly Form Fitting, Versace Dress

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 09.30.2015 | Style

This is not your average date night look. Amal Clooney, rockstar lawyer, style sweetheart and George Clooney's better half, has a way of making everyt...

Greenwich Is the Place to Be

Lisa Chau | Posted 09.21.2016 | New York
Lisa Chau

Suburban Jungle is an award-winning, first-of-its-kind service that has been featured in major media outlets including The New York Times, The Wall S...

Notes From a Dive Bar XXVII

Alan Black | Posted 09.06.2016 | San Francisco
Alan Black

I open a bag of nuts... Brutal, one after the other, up and down, twists, turns, pulls, taps, lifts, slams, and there is Kenny, mangling a can of Tec...

10 of the Best Things to Do in Sevilla

College Tourist | Posted 08.13.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

Whether you have a semester, week, or quick weekend in Sevilla, I've mapped out some of the "must-dos" for experiencing the Spirit of this beautiful city.

Stopover in Bratislava, Slovakia

College Tourist | Posted 07.28.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

The Slovakian capital boasts wonderfully preserved medieval architecture and contemporary buildings alongside remnants of its communist past.

Can You Run A City Based On Happiness?

Fast Company | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 07.17.2015 | World

It’s hard to imagine anyone being unhappy living in Santa Monica, California. The affluent beachfront city, a suburb of Los Angeles, is home to surf...

12 Hour Destination Guide to Bled, Slovenia

College Tourist | Posted 07.11.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

While Slovenia is commonly overlooked in European vacations, it is one of the most beautiful countries. Not only is the food amazing and the people friendly, the country never feels tourist heavy. No matter the restaurant, bar or museum, it feels as if you are always surrounded by locals.