Religion has often been a key motivation for philanthropy and economic fairness. Africans in the diaspora champion this.
We might have had a glimpse of new ways of urban living, but history offers a note of caution. Lasting change depends on us applying technology and taking deliberate action to seize this opportunity.
London is an alpha city – home to 100 billionaires. But does wealth bring social costs?
Fictional, magical cities can help us understand our own urban lives.
More can be done to ease transitions for West African students in the United Kingdom.
Sure, there were no Zoom calls or ventilators. But thanks to a prolific diarist, we can see some striking similarities, from daily death counts to quack remedies.
Persistence pays off – but unless campaigners put forward an alternative, the airports will always be able to fight back.
Not so long ago, people had no idea what would happen to them – and what they would see – once they ascended into the clouds.
London’s superdiversity offers a safe and welcoming space for European citizens – but Brexit poses a real challenge to it.
Uber’s London licence has been a political football for several years, but that’s not really the point.
In major cities around the world, dockless scooters and bikes are everywhere, yet the companies themselves are often breathtakingly short-lived. Basic economic concepts give us clues why.
It’s hotter and more crowded on the Underground but some things have got better for commuters.
From happier and healthier residents to more resilient buildings – green roofs offer significant benefits to cities.
A new home for The Conversation.
Investigation of the brains of children and young adults who died suddenly in Mexico City revealed amyloid plaques similar to those found in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease.
Rapidly growing metropolises like Beijing, Jakarta and Ho Chi Minh City are struggling to protect residents against tobacco. Life-saving policies in rich countries may be partially to blame.
It was once seen as a public menace – now, skateboarding is a global sport that empowers young people to improve their cities.
W.T. Stead’s 1885 account of the process by which wealthy Londoners procured teenagers for sex became a global news story, but the police refused to investigate.
Cities make their own climate, so such like-for-like comparisons are too simplistic.
It’s not just the ocean we need to worry about – plastic is accumulating in the world’s rivers, too.