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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
Peruvians are painting mountains in the Andes white to try to slow down the melting of glaciers.
Jun 23, 2010   BBC
A new study shows that agricultural output in the emerging economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China will be three times as great as those in the developed world. Increasing urbanization is seen as one of the drivers of this growth
Jun 17, 2010   BBC
Timed to open near the start of the country's World Cup, the new Gautrain high speed rail system has launched in Johannesburg.
Jun 8, 2010   BBC
This series from the <em>BBC</em> looks at the art and innovation of cartography.
Apr 29, 2010   BBC
With small businesses closing shop and empty stores lining its main street, the British borough of North Tyneside is creating fake storefronts to create the appearance of a lively shopping area.
Mar 20, 2010   BBC
A system of escalators in Hong Kong, installed in 1993 to create a new connection between districts, has become an unusual and popular way to commute Hong Kong's steep streets.
Jan 11, 2010   BBC
London is making public more than 200 streams of city data, joining a host of world cities in sharing city-collected data with its citizens.
Jan 8, 2010   BBC
This slideshow from the <em>BBC</em> explores how Beijing's iconic Bird's Nest Olympic stadium is being reused -- as a kids theme park.
Jan 6, 2010   BBC
The population of Russia is on the rise for the first time since 1995, according to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
Dec 31, 2009   BBC
The amount of closed-circuit security cameras operated by local councils in the United Kingdom has nearly tripled over the past 10 years, according to a new report.
Dec 19, 2009   BBC