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Power Couples

Dr. Rebekka Grun | Posted 07.11.2016 | Impact
Dr. Rebekka Grun

Town and Country I am sitting on an old style white chalked brick veranda with a sweeping view of expansive forests and rolling hills. The forests co...

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.

Europe, Youth and the New Urban Agenda

Hung Vo | Posted 03.22.2016 | Impact
Hung Vo

The music starts cautiously. Water is trickling out of a small source somewhere in the Czech mountains. Throughout the piece the small stream develops into a big river and the music becomes more and more energetic until it reaches its peak: the river Vltava finally reaches its destination.

Help to Create. A Project for Rome.

Simona Lodi | Posted 03.17.2016 | Arts
Simona Lodi

William Kentridge's Triumphs and Laments: A Project for Rome 550 meter-long mural along the Tiber Walls In the last few days installation has begun...

Life Unfolding on the Suzhou Creek

Mimo Khair | Posted 03.10.2016 | 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 02.29.2016 | 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 ...

Adidas, Art Comes First & Federico Curradi Highlight Pitti Uomo 89

Sissi Johnson | Posted 02.03.2016 | Style
Sissi Johnson

How does a fashion brand stand out in the current oversaturated marketplace ? It goes above and beyond the norm. This season at Pitti Uomo 89 editi...

The 5 Things Smart+Wise Cities Do Differently About Their Slums

Jonathan Hursh | Posted 02.01.2016 | Impact
Jonathan Hursh

They bring their slum citizens along with them into the 21st century so they don't risk being dragged back collectively into the last century. They do it because it's the right thing to do and because they are protecting the future of everyone in the city.

A Tale of Four Cities: Paris

Maddy Lederman | Posted 12.17.2015 | Travel
Maddy Lederman

A Tale of Four Cities is a series of travel notes from Maddy Lederman's recent trip abroad. "I'll never forget the simple pleasure of a perfect tomat...

Challenges To The Creative City (VIDEO)

Rana Florida | Posted 12.14.2015 | Arts
Rana Florida

Architecture and design that is tied intrinsically to its community helps to create an authentic sense of place that is unique and appealing, they noted, while highlighting a community's soul, history, and uniqueness.

The World Is More Urban Than You Think

Hung Vo | Posted 12.07.2015 | Green
Hung Vo

The current methods deployed by the UN to measure urbanity through population count is an epistemologically identical and empirically unjustified equivalent of a system conceived half a century ago, one that relies on questionable methodologies to homogenize the heterogeneous "urban" cohort.

Diversity In Picture Books

Melanie Hope Greenberg | Posted 10.29.2015 | Books
Melanie Hope Greenberg

Picture book crafting challenges me to depict life in its simplest forms. At the same time the craft is multi-dimensional. I've always enjoyed paintings which tell several stories captured in a single frame.

Greenwich Is the Place to Be

Lisa Chau | Posted 09.21.2015 | 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...

Love & Hip Hop Hollywood: The Miles Effect

Kelsey Minor | Posted 09.15.2015 | Entertainment
Kelsey Minor

There was some chatter on the blogs about two gay cast members joining the cast of Love and Hip Hop all summer long but it wasn't until the premiere and that kiss between Miles and Milan that viewers knew for sure that the season was going to be like no other season, moreover, no other franchise of Love and Hip Hop

Urban American Outdoors TV Show to Host Fishing Derby at National Mall

Michael Sainato | Posted 09.11.2015 | DC
Michael Sainato

On Saturday, September 19th, 2015, a fishing derby is being held at the Constitution Gardens in Washington D.C.'s National Mall, for 250 urban youth.

School And Community Gardens Teach Urban Students To Thrive

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 08.14.2015 | Media

NPR: Healthy Eaters, Strong Minds: What School Gardens Teach Kids People who live in low-income urban areas tend not to have access to the green space...

The Devolution Revolution

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Benjamin R. Barber

A governance revolution is underway, founded on the irresistible rise of cities and the ongoing decline of sovereign nation states. That revolution is already evident in countries from Italy and France to China and the United States and opens a chapter in the history of democracy in which public power is localized but not privatized and thus made more, rather than less, democratic.

The 9 Stages Of Dating In New York

Bec Susan Gill | Posted 06.08.2016 | New York
Bec Susan Gill

Welcome to NYC, concrete jungle where dreams are made of. Yes, there's nothing -- and no one -- you can't do. It's time to put on your most badass Zara outfit, paint your face with Sephora contouring pencils -- and go into battle.

Going Back to Indiana: With Two Cheers for Its Gun-Toting Gals!

Peter Schwartz | Posted 05.31.2015 | Politics
Peter Schwartz

If only this beautiful vision were true. Social research survey data from mainstream polling organizations tells us, over and over again, that women represent approximately 10 percent of the nation's gun-owning population.

Why I Teach Feminism at an Urban High School

Sarah Marcus | Posted 05.19.2015 | Women
Sarah Marcus

During one of our discussions about gender expectations, one of my senior girls says, "A master key is a key that can open any lock. That's how we treat boys having sex. But, a lock that can be opened by any key is a bad lock. That's how people look at girls." Brilliant. Devastating.

Saving California Parks -- With New Ideas and Tech

Andrew Lam | Posted 05.04.2015 | Green
Andrew Lam

This year Parks Forward, an independent commission dedicated to assisting California's Department of Parks and Recreation, released a set of recommendations to fix what many parks advocates have called a "major crisis." Among its recommendations are ways to modernize the parks.

An Undying Bicycle Tradition

Mimo Khair | Posted 12.20.2014 | World
Mimo Khair

Post by Mimo Khair Photography. Shanghai, a charming and unique city of contrasts, continues to develop and grow as it evolves into a modern...

The Food Movement Dilemma: Affordable to All

Heidi Legg | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics
Heidi Legg

When I sat down with Sutton Kiplinger, Greater Boston Regional Director of The Food Project, she narrowed in on the challenge for the food movement.

Helping Children in Hidden Rural Poverty

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

When many people hear child poverty in America, the first stereotype is an inner-city child. But in a nation where over 16 million children, more than one in five, are poor, the truth is that child poverty affects children everywhere, although we know it affects urban, suburban, and rural children in some ways differently.

The Black Wall Project: A Picture Can Express a Million Words

Marc A. Coronel | Posted 11.10.2014 | Los Angeles
Marc A. Coronel

In reality, you can put a filter on an image, you can add 100 layers to make the perfect picture. But for some, through the lens the naked truth lies in the eyes, the poverty, the struggle, the hunger and the truth that is recorded.