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Could flying electric ‘air taxis’ help fix urban transportation?

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The megacity of São Paulo is home to more than 22 million people, most of whom must endure its notorious traffic to get anywhere. For decades, tuttavia, corporate executives and the super-rich have soared above these c...

Superiore 10 urban legends in literature

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Here in the UK, most of us now live in an urban world and the stories we tell often reflect the anxieties and fears of these environments. Folk-horror, a sub-genre that has seen huge successes in recent years, focuses...

Bars, dancing and plenty of losses: Urban Meyer is flaming out in style

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Così, who had October in the Urban-Meyer-flames-his-way-out-of-Jacksonville pool? The Jacksonville Jaguars head coach may hang on to his job until the end of the season. But his run as an NFL czar effectively ended on M...

The real urban jungle: how ancient societies reimagined what cities could be – podcast

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They may be vine-smothered ruins today, but the lost cities of the ancient tropics still have a lot to teach us about how to live alongside nature. By Patrick Roberts How to ...

Shorta review – Danish urban thriller gets the heart pumping

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Denmark’s reputation as the land of tolerance, equality and cosy contentment takes a battering in this superslick urban thriller directed with adrenaline and savvy by first timers Frederik Louis Hviid and Anders Ølhol...

Zola review – pulp-factual viral tweet becomes an icily slick urban thriller

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Nel 2015, a part-time dancer from Detroit called Aziah “Zola” Wells went viral with a cheeky Twitter thread purporting to tell the pulp-factual tale of her recent, crazily dangerous road trip to Florida with someone ca...

The real urban jungle: how ancient societies reimagined what cities could be

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Visions of “lost cities” in the jungle have consumed western imaginations since Europeans first visited the tropics of Asia, Africa and the Americas. From the Lost City of Z to El Dorado, a thirst for finding ancient ...

Bee-friendly urban wildflower meadows prove a hit with German city dwellers

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To escape the Berlin bustle on a summer afternoon, all that Derek O’Doyle and his dog Frida have to do is lap the noisy building site outside their inner-city apartment, weave their way through the queue in front of t...

Excited, pursuing bear: Florida officials seek unusual urban visitor

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In a summer’s tale to enthrall inhabitants of the south-western Florida city of Naples, a black bear seen wandering around downtown eluded wildlife officials – even as sightings of the animal continued. Police said th...

Urban crime plummets during lockdowns in cities around world

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Urban crime ranging from vehicle theft and burglary to robbery and assault fell substantially during Covid lockdowns as stay-at-home orders around the world cleared the streets and ensured more houses were occupied in...

Skin and the city: why your serum needs to protect against urban living

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Pollution, ultraviolet radiation and cigarette smoke can all cause havoc on our skin – but it doesn’t have to. Here’s how to guard your skin from everyday threatsby Ateh JewelOur skin is the body’s largest organ and w...

Albuquerque’s ‘urban wildlife refuge’: much-needed green space or green gentrification?

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Albuquerque’s South Valley was once a thriving oasis of food production watered by a network of historic irrigation canals, or acequias. Today, it’s home to several historic neighborhoods along the Rio Grande, includi...

The Guardian view on urban insecurity: build a feminist city

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The way our cities and towns look and work reflects political priorities. In mid-19th century Paris, when Baron Haussmann was seeking public money for building his boulevards, he told the government that wide, open av...