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One reason for asthma in cities is that planners usually plant male trees

The male trees are considered lower maintenance because they don’t drop fruit,...

Ensia

To cut air pollution, Germany plans to make public transport completely free

The car-producing country will test the idea ‘this year’ in five cities...

The Guardian

Paris has reduced the amount of driving within city limits by almost half since 1990

In the same period, cycling has boomed tenfold and public transport has...

CityLab

To cut air pollution, Seoul has temporarily made public transport free

During pollution so bad that a film of yellow dust settled across...

Korea Times

The post-industrial French city of Dunkirk is making public transport completely free

As in many cities, fares cover only a small proportion of the...

CityLab

Madrid is banning non-local cars from its old city centre to cut air pollution

As of June, you’ll only be able to drive into the centre...

CityLab

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La Paz has sent out hundreds of zebra clowns to make its streets less chaotic

A play on ‘zebra crossings’, the clowns encourage drivers to stop at...

Citiscope

London has created a database of ‘dodgy’ landlords so that renters can vet them

The website names and shames landlords and letting agents who’ve committed housing...

LocalGov

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