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‘We need a new commons’: how city life can offer us the vital power of connection
The long read: The pandemic has seen borders close and divisions widened. But in almost all aspects of life, humanity will only thrive by coming together

Suketu Mehta

23, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Grassroots rebels: meet the ‘biophilics’ who are busy greening our cities
‘Biophilic’ urban designers are bringing nature directly into our lives, improving the environment and our mental and physical health

Alice Fisher

19, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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How to convince your apartment strata to go solar
Making Australia’s freestanding homes greener is mainly a matter of time and money, but for apartment dwellers the process is more complex

Sally Dillon

17, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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‘Ultimately uninhabitable’: western Sydney’s legacy of planning failure
Houses built to the fence line with dark roofs and tiny backyards leave their owners at the mercy of the climate crisis, experts say

Anne Davies

15, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Stop talking, start acting, says Africa’s first extreme heat official
Rising temperatures are already killing people in Sierra Leone’s Freetown, says Eugenia Kargbo, who is planning how best to protect the hundreds of thousands living in informal settlements

Saeed Kamali Dehghan

15, Nov, 2021 @8:01 AM

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Blue Market Bermondsey – how to revive your local trading hub for £2m
Stallholders in south-east London have been instrumental in driving an exemplary urban design project to regenerate the community

Rowan Moore

07, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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‘We will be homeless’: Lahore farmers accuse ‘mafia’ of land grab for new city
The futuristic Ravi Riverfront City development, championed by Imran Khan’s government, has been met with determined opposition

Shah Meer Baloch in Lahore

02, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Could flying electric ‘air taxis’ help fix urban transportation?
Makers of zero-emission eVTOLs envision a greener way to escape traffic. But planning experts aren’t so sure

Amy Crawford

25, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Nearly 25% of world population exposed to deadly city heat
Concrete and asphalt as well as scarce vegetation in urban areas lead to higher temperatures, study shows

Miranda Bryant

04, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Greenwich Design District review – a lesson in how to make somewhere out of nowhere
Eight architects, 16 buildings and one masterplan – to conjure an intimate, buzzing ‘piece of a city’ that feels like it’s been there for years

Rowan Moore

19, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Death toll rises and thousands flee homes as floods hit China
Torrential rainfall and burst rivers swamp Henan cities, with commuters trapped on subway trains

Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent, and Helen Davidson in Taipei

21, Jul, 2021 @11:05 AM

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Trouble in paradise: Indian islands face ‘brazen’ new laws and Covid crisis
‘Authoritarian’ rules upset sleepy Lakshadweep’s Muslim majority while Covid cases soar from zero to 10% of population

Hannah Ellis-Petersen and Aakash Hassan

04, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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