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Who owns the web?

This year a new submarine data-cable touched down in Valparaiso, Chile, owned by Google.

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Armenia: go, go, eco-rangers

Eco House, a project launched 18 months ago in Dilijan to stop illegal deforestation.

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Illustrations: Emma Peer

Introducing... Volody Myrzelensky

A comedian who played the President of Ukraine in a popular TV series is now the actual President of Ukraine.

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Illustration: Marco Melgrati

Progress and its discontents

The world has never been better. From global poverty to inequality between nations, all the indicators are showing progress. This is a comforting narrative – popularized by the likes of Bill Gates and Steven Pinker. But is it true? Jason Hickel examines the rise of this so-called ‘New Optimism’, with its ‘battle cry for the status quo’.

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Photo: Chokniti Khongchum/Alamy

Protecting the ‘lungs of West Africa’

Veronique Mistiaen speaks to environmental lawyer Alfred Brownell about the grave threat palm-oil corporations pose to the people of Sinoe County, Liberia, and the rich rainforests they depend upon.

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Husna during training with her kickboxing instructor who comes from Dohuk, the nearest city to the camp.Photo: Giacomo Sini

Packing a punch

In the refugee camps of Iraqi Kurdistan, Yazidi women are using boxing to overcome the traumas of war. Report by Monir Ghaedi, photos by Giacomo Sini.

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Photo: Prince Akachi

Vanishing point

The city can provide cover and anonymity to those who seek it, explains David Nnanna Ikpo.

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Left out of the big bash: children from Mangueira favela watch fireworks over Maracana Stadium during the closing ceremony.Photo: CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images

Spectacle and reality in Rio

Anne-Marie Broudehoux punctures the bombastic narrative of civic pride and prosperity that accompanies sporting mega-events to reveal how they actually remake the city upon the backs of the poor.

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Photo: Roberto Ourgant

Grand designs

Architecture is never neutral, explains Laith Kharus Whitwham. But can it be made to truly serve the public?

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Night falls on Ranchi’s dreamers.Photo: Arun Dahiya/EyeEm/Getty

Small city, big dreams

India’s rapidly expanding cities attract young dreamers like magnets. Snigdha Poonam observes how the horizon of promise keeps receding in Ranchi.

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The price is not right

The mushrooming trend of cashing in on fast returns from housing is devastating working people’s lives in cities across the world. UN expert Leilani Farha lays it on the line. Interview by Dinyar Godrej.

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Cities - The Facts

Density, location, economics, sustainability and inequality.

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Mean streets: taxi driver Mohammed Khan works a 12 hour day, six days a week in New York City just to make ends meet.Photo: ESPEN RASMUSSEN/PANOS PICTURES

Whose city?

If the future of humanity lies in cities, says Dinyar Godrej, then it follows that inhabitants of every strata must have a right to it.

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South America: Electric gold

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Who owns the web?

This year a new submarine data-cable touched down in Valparaiso, Chile, owned by Google.

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Armenia: go, go, eco-rangers

Eco House, a project launched 18 months ago in Dilijan to stop illegal deforestation.

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Introducing... Volody Myrzelensky

A comedian who played the President of Ukraine in a popular TV series is now the actual President of Ukraine.

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France: Why settle for an apple?

Paul Cudenec July, 2019 520 Buy
Progress and its discontents

The world has never been better. From global poverty to inequality between nations, all the indicators are showing progress. This is a comforting narrative – popularized by the likes of Bill Gates and Steven Pinker. But is it true? Jason Hickel examines the rise of this so-called ‘New Optimism’, with its ‘battle cry for the status quo’.

Jason Hickel July, 2019 520 Buy
Protecting the ‘lungs of West Africa’

Veronique Mistiaen speaks to environmental lawyer Alfred Brownell about the grave threat palm-oil corporations pose to the people of Sinoe County, Liberia, and the rich rainforests they depend upon.

Veronique Mistiaen July, 2019 520 Buy
Packing a punch

In the refugee camps of Iraqi Kurdistan, Yazidi women are using boxing to overcome the traumas of war. Report by Monir Ghaedi, photos by Giacomo Sini.

July, 2019 520 Buy
Vanishing point

The city can provide cover and anonymity to those who seek it, explains David Nnanna Ikpo.

David Nnanna Ikpo July, 2019 520 Buy
Spectacle and reality in Rio

Anne-Marie Broudehoux punctures the bombastic narrative of civic pride and prosperity that accompanies sporting mega-events to reveal how they actually remake the city upon the backs of the poor.

Anne-Marie Broudehoux July, 2019 520 Buy
Grand designs

Architecture is never neutral, explains Laith Kharus Whitwham. But can it be made to truly serve the public?

Laith Kharus Whitwham July, 2019 520 Buy
Small city, big dreams

India’s rapidly expanding cities attract young dreamers like magnets. Snigdha Poonam observes how the horizon of promise keeps receding in Ranchi.

Snigdha Poonam July, 2019 520 Buy
The price is not right

The mushrooming trend of cashing in on fast returns from housing is devastating working people’s lives in cities across the world. UN expert Leilani Farha lays it on the line. Interview by Dinyar Godrej.

Leilani Farha July, 2019 520 Buy
Cities - The Facts

Density, location, economics, sustainability and inequality.

July, 2019 520 Buy
Whose city?

If the future of humanity lies in cities, says Dinyar Godrej, then it follows that inhabitants of every strata must have a right to it.

Dinyar Godrej July, 2019 520 Buy