In Paris, the pandemic gave a boost to urban farms

“For the first time people realised the value of local agriculture.”

After Sidewalk Labs, the 'techlash' movement turns its eyes to contact tracing apps

"What about technology in cities are we not getting a chance to imagine by letting private companies do it for us?”

7 smart and simple ways public spaces are being adapted for social distancing

People now need helpful cues to navigate familiar spaces. These designs show how it can be done.
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The decisions cities made about coronavirus had a big impact on bike-share ridership

Offering free or reduced memberships broke down barriers to cycling.

How cities are seizing the moment to focus on climate and equity

“We have one opportunity to get this right."

The Leicester lockdown highlights growing tension between national and local government in England

Locking down a single city has proved to be no easy business in the UK.
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How the urban-rural divide is undermining China's economic success

Restrictions on rural citizens reinforce discrimination and a persistent wealth gap, the writer Dexter Roberts says.