(Fritz Lang’s 1927 dystopian film Metropolis pictured a city that exploited futuristic technologies, but only on behalf of a minority of its citizens. Image by Breve Storia del Cinema) Efficiency; resilience; growth; vitality. These are all characteristics that cities desire, and …

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(A US Department of Agriculture inspector examines a shipment of imported frozen meat in New Orleans in 2013. Photo by Anson Eaglin) One of the biggest challenges associated with the rapid urbanisation of the world’s population is working out how …

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