‘People came to make noise’: Porto’s abandoned mall turned underground music hub

Musicians say Portos DIY studio complex Stop is a crucial artistries seat in a city dominated by tourism, but experts say its unsafe and must close A mile east of the Luis I Bridge in the middle of a residential…

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America has an infant mortality crisis. Meet the black doulas trying to change that

In the US, black children die at twice the rate of white newborns. In Cleveland, the mortality rate is nearly three times as high-pitched. Can birth preaches make a difference in one of Americas most segregated municipals? Rachel is a…

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‘We’re cosseting our kids’ the war against today’s dangerously dull playgrounds

Architects are taking issue with risk-averse playparks full of sluggish roundabouts and minuscule rise frames. But are playgrounds in the middle of arteries truly the answer? In the decades after the second world war, the 700 Play Well, a new…

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They dont get to be kids: what it’s like to grow up in a US murder capital

This summer alone 13 infants got killed with artilleries in St Louis, Missouri being at home or around home is no guarantee of safety It exclusively makes Tajae Redden, 13, about a instant to walk to her home in north…

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Capital in waiting: trepidation in corner of Borneo earmarked as the new Jakarta

Plan formally announced in August will see 1.5 million people move to brand-new asset, but both residents and conservationists have conveyed deep concerns Sugio’s orchard is his life’s work and a great source of pride for the 79 -year-old resident…

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The soul of Perpignan: how a Gypsy community halted the bulldozers

The French city wanted to demolish large portions of its St Jacques neighbourhood as part of a wider development plan. It had not been able to anticipated with its residents Never schedule a demolition in St Jacques for the afternoon….

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Turf it out: is it time to say goodbye to artificial grass?

Its neat, easy and a stunning 2bn global market. But as plastic grass makes over our cities, some told that it light-green exclusively in colour If your attention during the Women’s World Cup was on the tone rather than the…

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Dutch council forces playground to close over noise complaints

More than 4,000 signal petition to overturn decision, which aimed to appease neighbours A national debate has been provoked in the Netherlands after the human rights council succession a primary school playground to be shut for being too noisy. Questions…

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These Cities Will Track Scooters to Get a Handle on Regulation

It’s moving day for a controversial data standard that has pitted cities against some private transportation companies, like Uber and Lyft, that want to operate on their streets. Tuesday, 15 cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, San Francisco,…

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Tokyo’s tipping point: is the impenetrable city finally opening up?

As Japans capital welcomes immigrants and prepares to host the Olympics, 2019 could be the year the worlds largest megalopolis disappears absolutely global On a warm May evening in the constrict alleys of Omoide Yokocho( Memory Lane) next to the…

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