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Europe’s best walking cities: Seven wonders of the wandering world

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The art of flâneur-ing might be French and its most famous practitioners Parisians, but other European cultures have walking traditions, from the Italian passeggiata and Spanish paseo – social promenades to take the a...

The Guardian view on Italy’s cities: leading a centre-left renaissance?

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The surprisingly upbeat autumn for Europe’s centre-left continues. Election wins in Germany and Norway have this week been followed up in the south, where mayoral polls in Italy delivered a string of convincing perfor...

Warriors, cathedrals and carnivals: Spain’s best smaller cities, chosen by readers

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I stopped in Salamanca for lunch when driving from Madrid to Lisbon and ended up staying there for a week, caught up in the lovely atmosphere of the city. Its graceful red sandstone architecture, with two cathedrals a...

The Guardian view on cities: develop with care

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There are two places in London that would be the pride of any other major city in the world, yet which face an imminent threat to their survival. They are the Latin Village in Seven Sisters, and Banglatown in Spitalfi...

Volcanoes, gelato and canals: Italy’s great small cities chosen by readers

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A little piece of my soul was left in Polignano a Mare, a beautiful slice of real Italian life in Puglia. Pretty houses perching on clifftops overlooking emerald seas, a labyrinth of streets leading to a stunning old ...

Denser cities could be a climate boon – but nimbyism stands in the way

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In San Francisco’s Sunset District, rows and rows of pastel-colored, two-storey homes flow from the edge of Golden Gate park into the sand dunes of Ocean Beach. Many houses here have solar panels on their roofs and co...

How racist propaganda inspired riots in America’s biggest cities

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In 1915 the president, Woodrow Wilson, screened the movie Birth of a Nation at the White House – a film that depicts Black men as brutal people who desire white women. Meanwhile white supremacist groups were writing s...

How racist propaganda inspired riots in America’s biggest cities – 360 video

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Hundreds of miles apart, two of the worst instances of racially motivated attacks in American history occurred within days of each other during the 1919 Red Summer. Twenty-two-year-old Elsie Stephnick, the spouse of ...

Arizona: stranded family rescued as flash floods inundate cities – video report

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In Tucson, a fire department swift water team rescued a father and his two daughters from the roof of their vehicle on Wednesday after they drove into a usually dry wash and got stranded in floodwaters, said Golder Ra...

Jobs, marriages, cities – we are quitting them in our droves

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It’s time, friends. That high-pitched hum that’s been getting louder, the tap-tap-tap of your left foot, the way every interaction with another human makes you feel a new and more vinegary anger – these are signs that...

Went to mow … but stopped: how UK cities embraced the meadows revolution

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A patch of purple wildflowers springs out of Peckham Rye like a bruise. Elsewhere, strips of long grass quiver in the wind, breaking up the uniformity of well-cut grass. Poppies, red campion and meadowsweet are among ...

‘The spirit of our ancestry’: how California’s Black Wall Streets are changing their cities

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Like hundreds of other shopping districts, Sacramento’s Florin Square had to shut its doors during the pandemic. The space in California’s state capital is part cultural center and incubator and has been home to Black...

Cities across US west ban Fourth of July fireworks amid wildfire fears

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Some cities across the American west are banning fireworks ahead of the Fourth of July weekend amid fears that pyrotechnics could spark catastrophic wildfires during a historic heatwave. Authorities warn that the comb...

NSW Covid live updates: Sydney enters lockdown as Virgin Australia flight attendant tests positive after working on five flights to three cities

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Millions of NSW residents have woken up to the first day of a fortnight-long lockdown, which has sparked travel restrictions across Australia. Follow latest updates

Northern English cities faced ‘avalanche’ of debt during Covid – study

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Britain’s contrasting economic fortunes during Covid are highlighted by a study which shows the £150bn of savings accrued over the pandemic are overwhelmingly concentrated in the affluent south of England, while large...

Rural house prices in England and Wales rise twice as fast as in cities

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Rural house prices in England and Wales are increasing twice as fast as in cities, triggering a fresh affordability crisis for young people, with hot spots flaring up across the country from Lincolnshire to Lancashire...

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