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Making inclusivity a visible and a structural component of urban planning is crucial. Tayla Kohler | Unsplash

The queer city: how to design more inclusive public space

The gaybourhood gave LGBTQ+ communities the space they urgently needed to simply be themselves. But our cities should be built in such a way that everyone feels at home
Left turns are dangerous and cause a lot of unnecessary traffic. Chris Jongkind/Moment via Getty Images

Sick of dangerous city traffic? Remove left turns

Left turns are dangerous and slow down traffic. One solution? Get rid of them. New research shows that limiting left turns at busy intersections would improve safety and reduce frustrating backups.
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How the water and sewage under your feet could end up flooding your home (and what to do about it)

Some flood dangers can be hard to spot initially – to planners, developers and home-buyers. Sometimes, the danger comes from underground.
People walking next to traffic in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city. Photo by Kola Sulaimon/AFP via Getty Images

People living in African urban settings do a lot of walking: but their cities aren’t walkable

African city planners need to promote inclusive cities where residents are not captive walkers but walk because it is accessible, safe and pleasurable to do so.

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