Governance and economy

Affordable cities

From a long time ago, people have moved to the city, in search of a better life. Even before work was found, shelter was…

City of doers

Work can be a source of ultimate personal satisfaction. It also contributes to the prosperity of cities, companies and countries. At best, both are…

Neural network. Photo: Kevin Rheese, Licensed under Creative Commons 2.0.

Digitally just cities

In his seminal book The Myth of the Machine Lewis Mumford wrote that emerging new megatechnics would create a uniform, all-enveloping, super-planetary structure, designed…

Doughnut cities

There is no place in the world where all residents share the same level of prosperity, or where this prosperity has been achieved in…

Well-governed cities

Democracy must encompass more than an incidental vote for a certain party. Below, the additional possibilities that cities have for involving citizens in policy…