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If you think your city is doing all it can to make its public spaces pleasant for all residents, think again. From “pig’s ears” to the "Camden Bench", Frank Swain explores the "secret tricks" cities use to make spaces uncomfortable and unattractive.
Dec 4, 2013   BBC
This interactive map from the <em>BBC</em> tracks growth and urbanization in global cities from 1955 up through 2015.
May 19, 2011   BBC
Officials in London are considering a plan to build a 1-kilometer floating walkway on the Thames River in time for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
May 14, 2011   BBC
This video from the <em>BBC</em> takes a tour of a new winter festival in China in which a city of sculptures has been created out of ice.
Jan 6, 2011   BBC
A six month trial will bring Wi-Fi Internet access into test locations within the London tube system, part of an effort by the city to bring Internet access to the entire system in time for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Nov 4, 2010   BBC
Historic architecture is rapidly being replaced by cookie-cutter high-rises in Cairo, much to the displeasure of local architects and historians.
Oct 20, 2010   BBC
The <em>BBC</em> tries out a new bike route connecting London to Paris and finds room for improvement.
Oct 5, 2010   BBC
The <em>BBC</em> talks with some of the people involved with counting pedestrians in New York City's Times Square. Since being closed off to cars, foot traffic has greatly increased.
Oct 1, 2010   BBC
A major route in China has been slammed with a major traffic jam, spanning more than 60 miles and lasting for more than a week.
Aug 24, 2010   BBC
Millions of Germans this weekend closed off a 40-mile stretch of autobahn for a banquet and party.
Jul 20, 2010   BBC
Mudslides and unstable housing are common in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro where officials are trying to get people to relocate to safer areas.
Jul 7, 2010   BBC