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Should Cities be Built to Make People Happy

Is paradise a large metropolis? As city dwellers, we’re prone to believing that the good life is found on a desolate beach far from the cacophony of any urban environment. Cities, to their credit however, actually make us much happier than we might otherwise believe.

Source: AP

The Cities This Week: Edition 39

News and views from cities around the world this week.

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Failed Cities: Our next #CityTalk

We all hope for the success of our cities, but failed cities are nothing new. Join us for the next #citytalk as we discuss failed cities and the lessons that can be learned from a handful of examples.

Source: Rex Features/ The Telegraph

The Cities This Week: Edition 25

News and views from cities around the world this week.

Medellin has been named the world's most innovative city.

The Cities This Week: Edition 6

News and views from cities around the world this past week.

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Music and the City: Sonic Landscapes

Many cities lay claim to particular music scenes and styles- but what are the specific features of urban lanscapes which inform and inspire the sounds of their citizens? A new film series investigates.

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Future Smart Reads, 30 Sept 2012

From Detroit to Cape Town, here are the articles and ideas which grabbed our attention in the past 2 weeks.