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Three cities explore water-based transport to improve urban mobility

Cities around the world have decided to rock the boat by leaving crowded urban roadways for more open avenues on the water to address congested roads and traffic jams.

CREDIT: REUTERS/DAMIR SAGOLJ

The Cities This Week: Edition 53

News from cities around the world. This week we cover Bangkok, Lagos, New York, Abuja, Cape Town, Johannesburg and London.

Photograph: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

The Cities This Week: Edition 51

News and views from cities around the world this week.

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The Cities This Week: Edition 50

News and views from cities around the world this week.

Beijing air pollution

The Cities This Week: Edition 49

News and views from cities around the world this week.

Source: Rafa Rivas/AFP/Getty Images

The Cities This Week: Edition 48

News and views from cities around the world this week.

Independence Square, Kiev, crowded by rallying supporters of Ukraine's integration with EU. Photograph: Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters

The Cities This Week: Edition 44

News and views from cities around the world this week.

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WATCH: New Housing for Bangkok Slum Residents

An alternative to top-down government solutions — which sometimes do more harm than good — the Community Organizations Development Institute (CODI) — puts the people most affected by slum conditions at the forefront of the process.

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Living in the Informal City

A partnership between Next City and Forum for the Future, Informal City Dialogues tells the stories of six cities; Accra, Bangkok, Chennai, Lima, Manila and Nairobi, aiming to to find ways to build resilient and sustainable cities in areas beyond official planning and regulations.