Tag Archives: Cities

In India’s cities, life is lived on the streets – how coronavirus changed that

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Lakshmi Priya Rajendran, Anglia Ruskin University India’s coronavirus lockdown of 1.3 billion people is unprecedented in size and scope, particularly in a country where city streets are so thronged with life in all its guises. After an initial three-week shutdown, the Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, announced the lockdown would be extended until May 3. Mobility data from Google published …

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Three ancient cities to rival London, Paris and New York

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Daviegunn/Wikimedia commons Zena Kamash, Royal Holloway London, Paris and New York are global cities: modern hubs for travel, technology and trade, their names and images echo around the globe, capturing our imaginations with their distinctive histories, famous residents and iconic landmarks. Cities, such as these, which connect with the wider world become mixing pots for a rich interplay of diverse …

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How racism and classism affect natural ecosystems

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Donatas Dabravolskas / shutterstock Jake M. Robinson, University of Sheffield Structural racism and classism could profoundly affect the existence of flora and fauna in our cities, according to a recent landmark publication in the academic journal Science. Urban ecosystems are made up of lots of complex interactions between social and natural systems. The result is a variety of environmental conditions …

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