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A giant banner with a photo of the late South African President Mandela covers the facade of the Quai d'Orsay Foreign Affairs Ministry in Paris

The Cities This Week: Celebrating Mandela

This week, we consider the commemorative gestures made in cities across the world to mark the passing of South Africa’s Nelson Mandela.
“The Auckland War Memorial Museum is paying tribute to Nelson Mandela by lighting up its exterior in the colours of South Africa for the next three nights. Its flags are already at half mast. Museum Director, […]


The Cities This Week: Edition 40

News and views from cities around the world this week.

Source: Reuters

The Cities This Week: Edition 16

News and views from cities around the world this week.

Lao Zhou

Beijing’s Healthy Approach to Public Space

The role of public space can vary greatly from city to city, with no one right approach to its use. Culture, history and tradition may all play a role in how the space is interpreted and enjoyed. In Beijing, public space focuses on health and community, a reflection of Chinese beliefs in balance, prevention and longevity dating back thousands of years.


The Cities this Week: Edition 3

The news and views from cities around the world this week.


The Cities this Week: Edition 2

News and views from cities around the world this week.

A rust-covered stairway in the 2004 Athens Olympic Games Complex. Picture: Oli Scarff/Getty Images Europe

In Pictures: Olympic Decay

Olympic Cities can spend billions in preparation for their hosting duties but without a long-term strategy what happens to Olympic infrastructure once the Games leave town?


Olympic Citizen: Beijing Pt.1

How do the Olympic Games impact on the citizens of a city? We interview citizens from each Olympic Host City of the past two decades on what it means to be an Olympic Citizen.

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Olympic Cities: Legacies

With the question of legacy weighing heavily on the upcoming 2012 London Games, Future Cape Town considers the lasting legacies in the Olympic Cities of the past two decades.

The Olympic Rings Are Installed At Tower Bridge

#CityTalk: Olympic Cities – From day 18 onwards.

[ July 30, 2012; 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Our latest #CityTalk will discuss and debate the journeys of past, present and future Olympic Cities, and crowdsource ideas for solutions to the challenges of hosting one of the word’s largest events.