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Cremona, Italy, has set up a huge swap shop to reduce waste

Tens of thousands of people come to donate unwanted goods and buy...

Citiscope

San Francisco is adjusting parking prices according to demand

The parking agency wirelessly tracks 7,000 meters and wants to expand the...

Wired

Johannesburg is planting more than a hundred farms on vacant rooftops

The city is encouraging unemployed young people to become entrepreneurs and run...

Thomson Reuters Foundation

For the first time, the EU is working on diplomacy with cities rather than countries

More than 30 pairs of cities, from Europe, China, Japan, India and...

Cities Today

Cities could rebrand buses as trains to get more people to use them

Zhuzhou, China, recently debuted a ‘trackless train’ that runs on rubber wheels...

NRDC

Volunteers in Chicago are wearing sensors to track pollution around the city

The information will be used to curb and cope with air pollution....

The Chicago Tribune

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Melbourne is putting portable houses on vacant lots to rapidly tackle homelessness

The 57 homes, partly funded by a philanthropic donor, will go on...

The Conversation

For the city that has everything: Paris is installing fountains of sparkling water

Each of its twenty boroughs will get a fountain of fizzy water...

CityLab

New Zealand is banning foreign investors from buying homes to stop prices rising.

The restrictions, which don’t apply to Australians, are supposed to prevent property...

Reuters

Singapore has frozen the number of cars on its roads

The crowded island nation already limits the growth of car numbers to...

The Jakarta Post

Paris plans to green its schoolyards and open them up to the public

Instead of creating new public spaces, the city wants to strip out...

Cities Today

In a world first, Oxford is banning all petrol and diesel vehicles from its small city centre

The ban will come into force in 2020 and cover cars, taxis...

Independent