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06

Dec

Cities come alive with light
Photographers from across the globe tell the stories behind the glittering, colorful landscapes found in “Illuminating the World,” a curated collection of stunning photos drawn from submissions in National Geographic’s photo community.

16

Nov

Some cities have a kind of gritty charm in their unkempt buildings, overused sidewalks and hazy air, things that contribute to a “big-city feel.” Then there are those other cities, the ones where you can’t help but be surprised by how clean everything is.8 cities where cleanliness rules

Some cities have a kind of gritty charm in their unkempt buildings, overused sidewalks and hazy air, things that contribute to a “big-city feel.” Then there are those other cities, the ones where you can’t help but be surprised by how clean everything is.
8 cities where cleanliness rules

07

Nov

5 books on our urban future
These new releases make the case for a hyper-dense, urban future. 

13

Aug

Green Float botanical cityA Japanese technology company designed the Green Float concept to be self-sufficient and carbon-negative, allowing mankind to live harmoniously with nature. Each floating cell district has a radius of .62 miles that can house 10,000 to 50,000 people. Carbon dioxide and wastewater from the urban areas become nutrients for the plants, and grains, livestock and fish live along the base and ocean shallows of the tower. Green Float is powered via solar energy, ocean thermal energy conversion and wind and wave technologies, and such cities would be located along the equator where the climate is stable and not prone to hurricanes. Read more.

Green Float botanical city
A Japanese technology company designed the Green Float concept to be self-sufficient and carbon-negative, allowing mankind to live harmoniously with nature. Each floating cell district has a radius of .62 miles that can house 10,000 to 50,000 people. Carbon dioxide and wastewater from the urban areas become nutrients for the plants, and grains, livestock and fish live along the base and ocean shallows of the tower. Green Float is powered via solar energy, ocean thermal energy conversion and wind and wave technologies, and such cities would be located along the equator where the climate is stable and not prone to hurricanes. Read more.

01

Aug

10 of the top U.S. cities for nature loversAn analysis of the nation’s largest metro areas reveals some of the top urban destinations for people who love the outdoors.

10 of the top U.S. cities for nature lovers
An analysis of the nation’s largest metro areas reveals some of the top urban destinations for people who love the outdoors.

05

Jun

10 international cities with stunning skylines

20

May

10 of the top U.S. cities for nature lovers
An analysis of the nation’s largest metro areas reveals some of the top urban destinations for people who love the outdoors.

10 of the top U.S. cities for nature lovers

An analysis of the nation’s largest metro areas reveals some of the top urban destinations for people who love the outdoors.

29

Dec

Although jungles and sidewalks are completely different landscapes, it is possible to have a green trip in both rural and urban destinations. Walking is not only the best mode of transport for responsible travelers; it is also the best way to truly soak in the sights and ambiance of a city.The best big cities for pedestrians

Although jungles and sidewalks are completely different landscapes, it is possible to have a green trip in both rural and urban destinations. Walking is not only the best mode of transport for responsible travelers; it is also the best way to truly soak in the sights and ambiance of a city.
The best big cities for pedestrians

20

Oct

15 U.S. cities for outdoor enthusiasts

09

Aug

9 of the world’s most impressive city parks