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The city of Calais struggles with its reputation. More often considered a place to pass through than to stay in, residents are hoping to change its fortunes 
Thomas Bird reports on the coronavirus, speaking to those trapped in Wuhan and beyond, and unpicking the ways in which tradition and geography have accelerated the spread of the virus [Figures updated 7th February]
The world’s first water-borne dairy farm has been erected on the shores of Rotterdam. What does this say about the future of food, cities and, indeed, cows?
Continental Europe’s most extensive underground rail transport network, the Madrid Metro, has transformed the life of Europe’s third-largest city. This year, the Metro celebrates a century of steady progress and expansion
A central highway in Brazil’s largest city is about to get a green makeover. But are the plans all they’re cracked up to be and who, really, will benefit?
Urban photography marries themes and passages from TS Eliot in a striking look at London
With Jakarta suffering from severe subsidence, pollution and congestion, Indonesia is making plans to move its capital
India has pledged $120billion to make its cities ‘smart’. But can such technology help the country solve its most pressing urban issues?
Buildings made from wood are becoming increasingly common in cities around the world, as designers and architects extol the carbon capturing nature of this underused material
A team of researchers in Australia are urging urban planners to embrace temporary green spaces
London has officially become the first of a new kind of ‘national park’ which places the natural world and sustainability at the heart of the city
A socioecological model is predicting the areas of major US cities that are most likely to be affected by gentrification
Strap in for a newer, greener experience in virtual city design

Tehran: the sinking city

Illegal wells are depleting groundwater basins beneath Tehran causing it to sink dramatically 
New research measures the ability of major cities to re-use critical nutrients found in wastewater
As the planet urbanises, attention is turning towards the most basic of building materials – concrete – to ensure the imminent construction boom is as sustainable as possible
A rising number of cruise ships and their ‘overlooked’ diesel emissions are dropping anchor along the Thames, angering London residents in the process

Julysub 2020

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