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London one of worst capitals in Europe for clean, safe transport, study shows | UK news | The Guardian
UK capital has the most expensive public transport, second-worst air quality and is one of most dangerous to walk and cycle, study of 13 EU cities reveals
ranking  cities  Europe  London  Copenhagen  Amsterdam  Oslo  Zurich  Vienna  Madrid  Paris  Brussels  Budapest  Berlin  Moscow  Rome  pollution  publictransport  safety  mobility  review  WuppertalInstitute  Greenpeace  Guardian  2018 
may 2018 by inspiral
Moscow nightlife: how a new wave of DIY club is breathing life into the capital’s party scene — The Calvert Journal
Russia's recent economic hardships have had an energising effect on Moscow's clubbing scene, as lower rents and fewer international artists have created the perfect conditions for a homegrown scene to thrive
music  dancemusic  clubbing  tourist  Moscow  Russia  CalvertJournal  2017 
february 2017 by inspiral
10 top tips from our Moscow correspondent | Travel | The Guardian
The Russian capital is full of cultural high points, from galleries and parks to its restaurants, bars and baths. Our writer picks the must-sees plus his own favourites
tourist  guide  Russia  Moscow  Guardian  2016 
november 2016 by inspiral
Opinion: London’s nightlife is dying. We should look to Eastern Europe for the future of clubbing — The Calvert Journal
Now London's Fabric has closed it's time to wake up to the fact that when it comes to clubbing, the momentum has shifted to the capitals of eastern Europe, whose underground electronic music scenes are starting to rival Berlin's
clubbing  dancemusic  music  EasternEurope  Moscow  Kiev  Tbilisi  advocacy  CalvertJournal  2016 
september 2016 by inspiral
Where is the world's most polluted city? | Cities | The Guardian
UN organisation cannot compare or rank cities because many do not have the resources or political will to set up a monitoring system. Gary Fuller, an air pollution expert at Kings College, said continent-sized blank spots made it impossible to know where people were suffering the most.

“When we compare air pollution in cities, we only look at those with measurements,” he said. “This focuses our attention on big cities and the developed world. Initial attempts to measure air pollution from satellites have revealed more areas of the world with dense populations and high air pollution.”

Of the 1,622 cities covered in the WHO data, 510 are in two countries – the US and Canada. Just 16 are in Africa (half of these in relatively wealthy South Africa and Egypt). That’s 0.75% of the monitoring for 15% of the world’s population, an increasing number of whom live in high-risk cities. Latin America’s 604 million people are among the most heavily urbanised on earth. Their air is monitored in 109 cities. Across the Middle East, data is collected in just 24 cities.
pollution  cities  ranking  Delhi  Karachi  Peshwar  Beijing  Moscow  LosAngeles  Amsterdam  Paris  London  NewYork  Melbourne  comparison  RockefellerFoundation  2015 
december 2015 by inspiral
The Short Life and Speedy Death of Russia’s Silicon Valley | Foreign Policy
In 2009, Moscow unveiled an ambitious plan to build a world-class technology incubator. Then corruption, brain drain, and Putin killed it.
SiliconSteppe  Moscow  startup  technology  urbandevelopment  critique  corruption  ForeignPolicy  2015 
may 2015 by inspiral
The World's Most Influential Cities | Newgeography.com
In order to quantify cities’ global influence, we looked at eight factors: the amount of foreign direct investment they have attracted; the concentration of corporate headquarters; how many particular business niches they dominate; air connectivity (ease of travel to other global cities); strength of producer services; financial services; technology and media power; and racial diversity. (Click here for a more detailed description of our methodology.) We found those factors particularly important in identifying rising stars that, someday, might challenge the current hegemony of our two top-ranked global cities, London and New York.
cities  ranking  influence  global  London  NewYork  Paris  Singapore  Tokyo  HongKong  Dubai  Beijing  Sydney  LosAngeles  SanFrancisco  Toronto  Zurich  Frankfurt  Houston  Amsterdam  Seoul  Washington  Shanghai  AbuDhabi  Chicago  Moscow  Boston  Brussels  Dallas  Madrid  Melbourne  SaoPaulo  Istanbul  Miami  Johannesburg  KualaLumpur  Mumbai  Bangkok  Delhi  Geneva  Atlanta  Berlin  Seattle  TelAviv  MexicoCity  Milan  Montreal  BuenosAires  Jakarta  Philadelphia  Cairo  Guangzhou  HoChiMinhCity  Lagos  Osaka  NewGeography  2014 
august 2014 by inspiral
Forget London and Hong Kong—the most expensive cities for expats are in Africa - Quartz
Mercer, a human resources consultancy, compared the prices of 200 items from blue jeans to movie tickets to an apartment in a secure area that would appeal to an expat in different cities worldwide. It then calculated the cost of living using New York City (which got pricier and rose from 24th to 16th place since last year) as the baseline.
costofliving  expatriates  global  comparison  Luanda  N'Djamena  HongKong  Singapore  Zurich  Geneva  Tokyo  Bern  Moscow  Shanghai  Mercer  Quartz  2014 
july 2014 by inspiral
How safe are the world's cities for cyclists? | Life and style | The Guardian
German word for a shandy: Radler or "cyclist", because it just about keeps you sober enough to stay on your bike.
cycling  cities  review  Malmo  Delhi  Berlin  Beijing  Amsterdam  Paris  Moscow  Rome  Cairo  NewYork  TelAviv  LosAngeles  Guardian  2013 
november 2013 by inspiral

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