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…

Safe cities

The reduction of crime is not primarily to be expected from effective police work, despite the best technological support, but from a society with…