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Video: Visualizing 6000 Years of Urbanization

Using data recently compiled and released by a Yale University research team, Metrocosm has produced a historical visualization of urbanization since the establishment of the world's first city in 3700 B.C.
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New Delhi Reveals Van Gogh Rickshaw to Promote Women’s Safety

The crowdfunded project to use India's abundant auto-rickshaws as platforms for activating change started in Mumbai vehicles and has branched out to the capital, rewarding drivers who perform well in gender sensitization training.
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In Cinema: 15 Takes On London

We take a look at some of the films that have immortalized the British capital over the years.
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Diamonds in the Desert: Cairo & Austin

Austin's growth has outpaced all other American cities over the last few years, thanks to a progressive city council and the flourishing of both their technology and creative industries. On the other side of the world, Downtown Cairo has historically been a meeting point for entrepreneurs, artist and intellectuals alike. In the last few years especially, the independent art scene and tech innovation in the Egyptian capital has been picking up serious steam. Here, we compare and contrast the two cities and wonder what each can learn from the other...
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Bluestreets: An Artistic Gateway to 300 Cities… And Counting

We meet founding partners of, Jakob Von Fircks and Roberto Arroyo, and delve into their digital urban gateway, where up and coming and established street photographers alike are contributing to the virtual artistic documentation of their cities, for the love of their cities.
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Laurence Bonvin: Capturing Development and Displacement

In our exclusive interview, award-winning Swiss photographer Laurence Bonvin explains her fascination with the edges of urban life, why planned satellite cities will never compare to the real deal and how she documents modern day dystopia...