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July/August 2018

Time to cool it? The moment has come to strip off (and switch off), dive in and make some noise. We present a gentle manifesto for chilling out, being tolerant, talking it over and having a glass or two while you're at it.

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Street style

Electric cars are starting a style revolution. The future of intuitive design and premium materials is just as exciting as the technology. The advent of a driverless future has precipitated intriguing possibilities for…

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Here's looking at you

In association with Eyevan. Japanese brand Eyevan is an iconic name in the eyewear industry. Founded in 1972, it set out to revolutionise spectacle design; although the brand went into hibernation in 2003, a new label,…

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Editor's letter

We live in stormy times but sometimes a crisis is a good opportunity to change tack and set a new course. How about Zürich, Hamburg or Fukuoka? The captain of our ship weighs up the possibilities.

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The opener

We take a good swig of Vienna’s wonderful water and find out why ditching the car has turned our writer into a joyrider. But first: Vancouver’s mini libraries, Latin American litter pickers and Berlin’s barbecues.

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Back on top

A cable-car service has been brought back to life in Sarajevo. We hitch a ride in a city on the up.

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It's all to play for

With World Cup fever sweeping Midori House, we’ve put together a squad of marauding mayoral superstars willing to put in 110 per cent. Ultimately goals win games and, from improving public transport to (two-footed) tackling…

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Pump action

Proving ballet isn’t just for the young, a troupe of Auckland women in their sixties and beyond is dancing to keep fit and happy.

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Making waves

Venice’s emergency services – from police on patrol to doctors on call – all rely on one thing: a very fast boat.

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Stood firm

We meet the wise man who returned from exile to build a welcoming beach club.

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Cosy corner: Full steam ahead

Finland’s ambassador to Poland can take the heat, whether relaxing in her sauna or building relations with regional leaders.

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Big ideas

Urban transformation often begins on a local scale, as these inspiring initiatives prove

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Eastern promise

Moscow has been undergoing a massive programme of urban renewal but this scheme to make the city more liveable isn’t without its costs.

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Local authority

Be it Brazil or Beirut, effective urban regeneration needs ideas from residents who understand their city’s problems and potential. Here’s a global line-up of innovative citizen initiatives.

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Europe briefing

Greece’s smart city, Poland’s left-wing mayor (and potential future president) and Lisbon’s street art.

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Americas briefing

A school of cities in Toronto, São Paulo tries to do dockless bikes right and can a park in South Carolina bridge racial divides?

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Asia Pacific briefing

Vietnam’s battle for the best city transport system, a neighbourhood makeover in Seoul and Shanghai’s riverside gets a spruce-up.

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Space race

Few have strong opinions about ‘street furniture’ – the chairs, bins and bike-parking facilities that are tucked into our urban environment – yet its design has a profound effect on how we perceive our surroundings. We meet…

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Against the grain

The betc founder has never read a management book – and probably never will. Yet over the past 24 years his trusting and laidback approach has helped build an advertising giant that is not only rewriting the business rul…

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