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Poll position

As the old saying goes, the personal is political. Here, five mayors prove just that as they demonstrate how individual decision-making can fundamentally shape a city’s future.

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Living for the city

Quality of life isn’t just about political solutions. So what else makes a city tick? Our correspondents offer some answers.

Global

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The Comment

Gregory Scruggs thinks it’s high time that Boeing draws on its heritage and wings its HQ back to Seattle.

Global

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The Agenda: Affairs

Drones in modern warfare, Norway’s business-minded prince and the US election.

Global

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Turning the page

A bookish small town in Washington state banded together to build a new library as a resource that every member of its community can feel invested in.

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All for one

A rational approach to immigration sets Canada apart from most Western countries. Here’s why it works.

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The Agenda: Affairs

India’s travel boom, the Philippines’ junk-food habit and Europe’s strategic autonomy.

Global

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Outsider’s perspective

Iceland’s Canadian-born first lady is such a keen advocate of her adopted country and its progressive gender politics that she’s writing books about it.

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Into the Unknown

All seasoned travellers know that the best destinations rarely stay the same for long. So before you plan your next escape, read up on the comings and goings in transport, hospitality and luggage. It might just prompt a…

Global

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Direction of Travel

Our team of well-journeyed reporters offer their thoughts on the route that forward-facing tourism should be taking in 2024, plus some personal perspectives on what makes a tour truly grand, be it on wheels, wings, rails…

Global

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Lines of defence

In an age of ideological division and looming environmental catastrophe, a nation’s ability to ensure its citizens’ safety is more important than ever. Here, we meet some of the people around the world who are working to…

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Ahead of the curve

Our annual overview of present and future pioneers in commerce, infrastructure and civil society includes news of the European nation getting sleeper trains back on track, the ride-hailing platform that’s expanding across…

Global

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Graveyard shift

On the perilous stretch of water where the Columbia river meets the Pacific, the US Coast Guard is refining the art of preparation. Can our reporter ride the wave?

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Team building

With its open, egalitarian design and a layout that promotes easy political discussion, Seattle City Hall is a building that can actively shape public policy.

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Desert Dwellers

In an unforgiving landscape, we meet the architecture students building on Frank Lloyd Wright’s ethos of ‘learning by doing’ – even if that means getting their hands dirty and dodging the odd scorpion.

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