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Video/History

The amazing and awful outcome of releasing 1.5 million balloons into the sky

7 minutes

Essay/Cities

Common ground

When we think of urban public space in terms of competing rights, we create a battleground. Is there a better way to share?

Farhan Samanani

Video/Subcultures

A tour of the Brooklyn rooftops where man’s best friend has a beak and wings

8 minutes

Video/Nature & Environment

What we’ve done with our world, from ingenuity to devastation – in two kinetic minutes

2 minutes

Video/Cities

What happens at the all-night corner shop before sunrise

7 minutes

Video/Economics

Farming in the middle of the Motor City – a patch of green in the Rust Belt

12 minutes

Video/Virtual Reality

Is this what a city looks like in its dreams? A 360° dive into Tokyo

5 minutes

Video/Subcultures

New York City, 1986 – the grit, the graffiti, the glory

18 minutes

Video/Cities

A poetic tour through Detroit’s abandoned, ghostly Packard Automotive Plant

7 minutes

Video/Food & Drink

Street food in motion: a chicken’s journey from coop to plate in Bamako, Mali

4 minutes

Video/Sports & Games

‘Since we don’t have wings we fly kites’ – aerial combat above Rio’s favelas

5 minutes

Video/Architecture & Landscape

Frank Lloyd Wright on why architecture should be about ideas and ideals

6 minutes

Video/Cities

What happens when the power goes off. Or, how to enjoy a blackout

4 minutes

Video/Demography & Migration

Is the ‘population bomb’ real? The statistician Hans Rosling says ‘Don’t panic’

59 minutes

Video/Travel

Beijing via salvaged family photos – ‘an epic portrait of anonymous humanity’

6 minutes

Essay/Cities

Work imitates life

The utopian workplace is here, complete with roof gardens, therapists and time to nap. Can the employee ever escape?

Benjamin Naddaff-Hafrey

Video/Mood & Emotion

The candid, surprising stories of a tower block’s residents emerge in the lift

25 minutes

Video/Poverty & Development

How squatting reclaims communal space in the age of privatisation

5 minutes

Video/Cities

Mumbai’s amazing lunch couriers bring office workers home-cooked meals every day

4 minutes

Video/Poverty & Development

How a massive painting project is transforming a Haitian slum through colour

6 minutes

Video/Social Psychology

How does a city process tragedy? Ordinary people’s first raw responses to 9/11

8 minutes

Essay/Architecture & Landscape

Streets with no game

Boring cityscapes increase sadness, addiction and disease-related stress. Is urban design a matter of public health?

Colin Ellard

Essay/Cities

Homes for the homeless

San Francisco’s homeless are harangued and despised while conservative Utah has a radically humane approach

Susie Cagle

Essay/Cities

The end of walking

In Orwellian fashion, Americans have been stripped of the right to walk, challenging their humanity, freedom and health

Antonia Malchik

Essay/Architecture & Landscape

Desert utopia

It might be pleasing to dream of arcologies, mega-cities, and space colonies – but no one can design the perfect human community

Jared Keller

Essay/Cities

Bugged

Bed bugs crawl under our covers, suck our blood and disappear, leaving us on a razor’s edge between reality and delusion

Brooke Borel

Video/Cities

Paris 1927 and an ingenious solution to a common parking problem

1 minutes

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Video/Personality

The bizarre story of a year-long sentence under the eye of an intrusive landlady

11 minutes

Video/Cities

A night-time drive through Tokyo transforms into a dizzying sensory experience

2 minutes

Essay/Cities

Birdland

Human sprawl is usually a threat to wildlife, but birds buck the trend. Can we help biodiversity take wing in our suburbs?

John M Marzluff