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How highways wrecked American cities

The Interstate Highway System was one of America’s most revolutionary infrastructure projects. It also destroyed urban neighbourhoods across the nation. Why are the U.S. cities cut across with highway systems that are not providing the promised paradise-like mobility, but also that have destroyed urban neighbourhoods? The Eisenhower-led project of Interstate Highway System is part of Read more

Sustainable cities in pictures
Sustainable cities in pictures

Most sustainable cities in pictures according to The Guardian. One can discuss a lot with a choice: why these cities not others? However, there is a common denominator: pedestrians and public transportation!

Barcelona’s Superblocks

Modern cities are designed for cars. But the city of Barcelona is testing out an urban design trick that can give cities back to pedestrians.

World’s most sustainable cities
World’s most sustainable cities

These are world’s most sustainable cities according to Arcadis. Warsaw is ranked 37th – not bad, but definitely could have been better.

Bogota Change

The documentary on changing Bogota – the capital city of Colombia – one of the megacities. Once one of the most dangerous and unequal cities in the world, then changed by Antanas Mockus and Enrique Peñalosa, now still an inspiration (however with its own contemporary challenges).

Diamonds are not forever

The documentary film „Diamonds are not forever” examines Botswana’s biggest development challenges and the efforts to overcome them. The film is a revealing case study, whose snapshots depict a welfare state in southern Africa. “They are not forever. Nothing is forever” – these wistful words open a documentary that captures snapshots of the southern-African nation Read more