cities

 
Cities face 8 degrees of warming
Cities face 8 degrees of warming
Cities have always been hotter than the countryside. Concrete and tar soak up and exacerbate heat. Trees, which do the opposite thing, are replaced...
Vienna the best city in the world
Vienna the best city in the world
Vienna is the world’s best city to live in; Baghdad is the worst, and London, Paris and New York do not even make it into the top 35, according...
Beyond the inferno: How SA cities must green up or burn out
Beyond the inferno: How SA cities must green up or burn out
City dwellers are bearing the brunt of extreme temperatures. Thanks to a phenomenon that makes urban areas hotter than their surroundings, cities...
Activists, academics explore Jo'burg's myriad textures
Activists, academics explore Jo'burg's myriad textures
Site of temple, stock market, fortress, library, hub of transport and communications – the city is where humans engage, transact, parade before...
Metros wake up to energy shifts
Metros wake up to energy shifts
Municipalities should be leading the charge for energy efficiency and renewable sources, but they remain reliant on levies added to the electricity...
US cities are swinging to the left
US cities are swinging to the left
After Bill Clinton was elected president in 1992 one of his key aides, Rahm Emanuel, sat in the campaign's favourite restaurant in Little Rock,...
Medellín's 'social urbanism' a model for city transformation
Medellín's 'social urbanism' a model for city transformation
The transformation of the Colombian city of Medellín from the most violent in the world in the early 1990s to one of the most progressive stood...
Growth and development strategy
Growth and development strategy
The city has drafted the Mangaung Growth and Development Strategy (GDS) 2040 as an aspirational long-term development framework of the municipality....
'Afropolis': Cities of Africa stake a claim on the future
'Afropolis': Cities of Africa stake a claim on the future
A book with the all-encompassing title Afropolis (Jacana Media) sets itself up for the usual criticism: it promises what it could never...
The nine billion names of Midrand
The nine billion names of Midrand
In Arthur C Clark's classic science fiction story, The Nine Billion Names of God, Tibetan monks hire two Western scientists to help them...
Mapping the city's DNA
Mapping the city's DNA
It's a relationship rarely considered despite its rigorous reciprocal nature. Undeniably cities are one of our greatest developments and also our...