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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.

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Film puts a face on transport problems in Istanbul

A film which tells the story of Istanbul’s accelerated population growth and car-centric policies, which have deepened inequalities between those who drive, and those who don’t.

Source: AFP

The Cities This Week: Edition 27

News and views from cities around the world this week.

A packed passenger train skidded off its rails after leaving Paris on Friday. Picture: AP

The Cities This Week: Edition 24

News and views from cities around the world this week.

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Contested Space, Contested Identity

In cities around the world, public space is an essential platform for voicing calls for change. Whether Madrid’s Puerta del Sol, Athens’s Syntagma Square, or Tahrir Square in Cairo, this space is the hippocampus of the nation: the first to experience unsettling tremors in the body politic.

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The Cities This Week: Edition 20

News and views from cities around the world this week.

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Ekumenopolis: A film on urban development in Istanbul

The 2011 documentary film, Ekümenopolis by Imre Azem, presents a picture of the state of urban planning and development leading up to today’s current protests in Gezi Park.

Protests in Istanbul over plans for park redevelopment. Souce: Euronews

The Cities This Week: Edition 19

News and views from cities around the world this week.

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Tokyo, Madrid and Istanbul battle for 2020 Olympic Games

Tokyo, Madrid and Istanbul go head to head to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. We provide a summary of the venue concept of each bid city.