House prices are increasing five times faster than wages, and five other depressing charts about housing – CityMetric


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House prices are increasing five times faster than wages, and five other depressing charts about housing
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Finally, our map of the week – which, I’ll be honest, we do no justice to whatsoever – is this magnificent piece of work by Duncan Smith of UCL’s Centre for Advanced spatial Analysis. It shows, at a glance, the growth of all the world’s major cities

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Here’s a 20 minute video of some ducklings walking through Cambridge to get to the River Cam – CityMetric


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Here’s a 20 minute video of some ducklings walking through Cambridge to get to the River Cam
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It’s a dark and scary world some times, isn’t it? Terrorism. Economic collapse. Boris Johnson talking about Hitler. So here’s something to lighten the mood a bit. It’s a very long video of a family of ducklings on tour around Cambridge. (Cambridge is a

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10 lessons Sadiq Khan must learn from his predecessors’ time in office – CityMetric


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10 lessons Sadiq Khan must learn from his predecessors’ time in office
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Now that the victory celebrations are over, the hard work of running London begins. New mayor Sadiq Khan will be well aware of the scale of the challenge ahead – with the housing crisis, rising costs of living, increasing transport costs and a likely

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Winter may be coming to Westeros – but our next ice age is on hold – CityMetric


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Winter may be coming to Westeros – but our next ice age is on hold
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Finally, our map of the week – which, I’ll be honest, we do no justice to whatsoever – is this magnificent piece of work by Duncan Smith of UCL’s Centre for Advanced spatial Analysis. It shows, at a glance, the growth of all the world’s major cities

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19 other things Zac Goldsmith can do, now he won’t be mayor of London – CityMetric


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19 other things Zac Goldsmith can do, now he won’t be mayor of London
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Finally, our map of the week – which, I’ll be honest, we do no justice to whatsoever – is this magnificent piece of work by Duncan Smith of UCL’s Centre for Advanced spatial Analysis. It shows, at a glance, the growth of all the world’s major cities

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London, reimagined: alternative tube maps – in pictures – The Guardian


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London, reimagined: alternative tube maps – in pictures
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Cost of living. This map reveals the average monthly cost of renting a one-bedroom flat at every stop on the London Underground network. Hyde Park is the most expensive at £2,920m, and Hatton Cross comes in cheapest at £324. Photograph: Thrillist …

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London, reimagined: alternative tube maps – in pictures – The Guardian


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London, reimagined: alternative tube maps – in pictures
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Cost of living. This map reveals the average monthly cost of renting a one-bedroom flat at every stop on the London Underground network. Hyde Park is the most expensive at £2,920m, and Hatton Cross comes in cheapest at £324. Photograph: Thrillist …

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Here’s everything we learned from an analysis of the colours on every metro map in the world – CityMetric


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Here’s everything we learned from an analysis of the colours on every metro map in the world
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Alright, alright, I’ll stop. As you obviously know, because that’s the kind of cool dude you are, those are the colour palettes used be three of the world’s most famous metro maps – the London Underground, Paris Metro and New York Subway respectively.

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London elects: What will a new mayor mean for Heathrow Airport? – CityMetric


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London elects: What will a new mayor mean for Heathrow Airport?
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With Heathrow already operating at 98 per cent capacity, airport expansion will be one of the biggest issues facing the next mayor of London. Whoever is elected to the position won’t have the final say – that power lies with the UK government – but

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As another London club closes, Amsterdam shows why we need a “night mayor” – CityMetric


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As another London club closes, Amsterdam shows why we need a “night mayor”
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If you like going dancing in London, you’ve probably heard the bad news already. Dance Tunnel, the intimate Dalston club that has hosted DJs like Prosumer, Tama Sumo and Ben UFO, will close in August. In an announcement on Facebook, the club said …

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What has mayor Joe Anderson done for Liverpool – and how will the new city region mayor change things? – CityMetric


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What has mayor Joe Anderson done for Liverpool – and how will the new city region mayor change things?
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Finally, our map of the week – which, I’ll be honest, we do no justice to whatsoever – is this magnificent piece of work by Duncan Smith of UCL’s Centre for Advanced spatial Analysis. It shows, at a glance, the growth of all the world’s major cities

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Here’s why experts agree the EU is good for Britain’s environment – CityMetric


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Here’s why experts agree the EU is good for Britain’s environment
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Finally, our map of the week – which, I’ll be honest, we do no justice to whatsoever – is this magnificent piece of work by Duncan Smith of UCL’s Centre for Advanced spatial Analysis. It shows, at a glance, the growth of all the world’s major cities

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We’ve toured Winston Churchill’s secret base on the Piccadilly Line – CityMetric


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We’ve toured Winston Churchill’s secret base on the Piccadilly Line
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Before it became crucial to winning the Second World War, Down Street tube station was a bit useless. A stop on the Piccadilly Line (back when the line was known as the Great Northern Piccadilly and Brompton Railway), it was in the heart of Mayfair

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The man who voiced the “Mind the Gap” announcement has died – CityMetric


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The man who voiced the “Mind the Gap” announcement has died
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Finally, our map of the week – which, I’ll be honest, we do no justice to whatsoever – is this magnificent piece of work by Duncan Smith of UCL’s Centre for Advanced spatial Analysis. It shows, at a glance, the growth of all the world’s major cities

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Quiz: Can you name the city from one photograph? – CityMetric


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Quiz: Can you name the city from one photograph?
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Finally, our map of the week – which, I’ll be honest, we do no justice to whatsoever – is this magnificent piece of work by Duncan Smith of UCL’s Centre for Advanced spatial Analysis. It shows, at a glance, the growth of all the world’s major cities

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Why are there almost no bridges across Amsterdam’s largest river? – CityMetric


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Why are there almost no bridges across Amsterdam’s largest river?
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If only: one of the proposed designs for a bridge across the IJ. Image: Fons Alkemade. What is Amsterdam famous for? Besides being Europe’s Sin City, and having one million bicycles, it’s also known as “Venice of the North”. The city has more than a

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Medellín’s smog is so bad that the mayor is cancelling sporting events – CityMetric


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Medellín’s smog is so bad that the mayor is cancelling sporting events
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Colombia’s second city has been forced to take drastic measures to combat the dizzying levels of pollution that the city is experiencing. Medellín (the name is pronounced “Me-de-jeen”, by the way) was once famed for being the world’s former murder capital.

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Lessons from history: A century ago, the Tories accepted that only councils could solve the housing crisis – CityMetric


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Lessons from history: A century ago, the Tories accepted that only councils could solve the housing crisis
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Finally, our map of the week – which, I’ll be honest, we do no justice to whatsoever – is this magnificent piece of work by Duncan Smith of UCL’s Centre for Advanced spatial Analysis. It shows, at a glance, the growth of all the world’s major cities

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Some depressing maps on the state of London’s private rental market – CityMetric


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Some depressing maps on the state of London’s private rental market
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Finally, our map of the week – which, I’ll be honest, we do no justice to whatsoever – is this magnificent piece of work by Duncan Smith of UCL’s Centre for Advanced spatial Analysis. It shows, at a glance, the growth of all the world’s major cities

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Twitter grew out of founder Jack Dorsey’s obsession with cities – CityMetric


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Twitter grew out of founder Jack Dorsey’s obsession with cities
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Twitter turned ten this week, and, naturally, much has been made of the birth of the social network. But in amid the talk of silly rejected names and the first tweet ever sent, few have mentioned a little-known fact: Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s founder and

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How a map can predict the risk of wildfires near cities across Europe – CityMetric


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How a map can predict the risk of wildfires near cities across Europe
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The thing about natural disasters is that they’re rarely as natural as they seem. Of course, earthquakes, landslides, and wildfires stem from natural causes, but the disasters they wreak often have as much to do with the response and preparation of

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Why the dark world of JG Ballard’s High-Rise is not so far from reality – CityMetric


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Why the dark world of JG Ballard’s High-Rise is not so far from reality
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The new film adaption of J G Ballard’s classic 1975 novel High-Rise has been a while coming. Much like the power-cuts that interrupt life in the novel’s namesake, various attempts to translate the book for cinema have been erratic, and ultimately failed.

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“Tony Blair helped create the buy-to-let class. Now, he is its prophet, its talisman, its patient zero” – CityMetric


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“Tony Blair helped create the buy-to-let class. Now, he is its prophet, its talisman, its patient zero”
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Finally, our map of the week – which, I’ll be honest, we do no justice to whatsoever – is this magnificent piece of work by Duncan Smith of UCL’s Centre for Advanced spatial Analysis. It shows, at a glance, the growth of all the world’s major cities

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This dot map shows that there are really very few people living in Scotland – CityMetric


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This dot map shows that there are really very few people living in Scotland
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Finally, our map of the week – which, I’ll be honest, we do no justice to whatsoever – is this magnificent piece of work by Duncan Smith of UCL’s Centre for Advanced spatial Analysis. It shows, at a glance, the growth of all the world’s major cities

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Pigeons are fighting air pollution in the skies above London (sort of) – CityMetric


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Pigeons are fighting air pollution in the skies above London (sort of)
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Pigeons. Dirty little sods, aren’t they? Here are just some of the things pigeons sometimes carry: salmonella, tuberculosis and tiny air quality measuring kits. I mean they’re basically just flying rats. All this – the pollution monitors, I mean, not

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What would Donald Trump’s “policies” mean for America’s cities? – CityMetric


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What would Donald Trump’s “policies” mean for America’s cities?
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A bit like his former reality TV show The Apprentice, the more outlandish Donald Trump is, the more popular he seems to become. At time of writing, he’s already won the Republican primary contests in a dozen states. Many of Trump’s policies will …

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This mathematical theory explains why women are better off making the first move on dating sites – Businessinsider India


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This mathematical theory explains why women are better off making the first move on dating sites
Businessinsider India
This new data supports a theory popularized by Hannah Fry, a mathematician at the UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis in London and author of the 2015 book “The Mathematics of Love.” In the book, Fry describes the “stable marriage problem,” or the …

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This mathematical theory explains why women are better off making the first move on dating sites – Business Insider


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This mathematical theory explains why women are better off making the first move on dating sites
Business Insider
This new data supports a theory popularized by Hannah Fry, a mathematician at the UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis in London and author of the 2015 book “The Mathematics of Love.” In the book, Fry describes the “stable marriage problem,” or the …
A woman’s advantage – OkCupidOkCupid
Women Who Make First Move in Online Dating Are Rewarded, Study FindsNew York Times

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Can London’s farmers survive the housing crisis? – CityMetric


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Can London’s farmers survive the housing crisis?
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Finally, our map of the week – which, I’ll be honest, we do no justice to whatsoever – is this magnificent piece of work by Duncan Smith of UCL’s Centre for Advanced spatial Analysis. It shows, at a glance, the growth of all the world’s major cities

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Chilangas que triunfan en el extranjero – Excélsior (blog)


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Chilangas que triunfan en el extranjero
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Elsa Arcaute es profesora de planta en Modelaje Espacial y Sistemas Complejos, en el Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, en la University College London. Es la única extranjera que tiene una plaza así. En 1999 fue la primera mexicana en obtener una …

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It could take London’s Garden Bridge 50 years to repay the money the state is loaning it – CityMetric


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It could take London’s Garden Bridge 50 years to repay the money the state is loaning it
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So yesterday, as you’ll know, being dedicated CityMetric readers, we ran a silly story in which New Statesman politics correspondent Stephen Bush imagined how a serious paper of record would cover London and its mayor’s adorably casual attitude towards …

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Vamos contra la violencia; acciones del gobierno capitalino – Excélsior (blog)

Vamos contra la violencia; acciones del gobierno capitalino
Excélsior (blog)
Elsa Arcaute es profesora de planta en Modelaje Espacial y Sistemas Complejos, en el Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, en la University College London. Es la única extranjera que tiene una plaza así. En 1999 fue la primera mexicana en obtener una …

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Capital One, Comcast, Google and MythBusters’ Adam Savage Confirmed to Keynote MongoDB World 2016 – Digital Journal

Capital One, Comcast, Google and MythBusters’ Adam Savage Confirmed to Keynote MongoDB World 2016
Digital Journal
NEW YORK, NY and PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwired – Mar 7, 2016) – MongoDB, the database for giant ideas, today announced an all-star lineup of keynote speakers for the third annual MongoDB World, the world’s largest global gathering of the MongoDB …

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Capital One, Comcast, Google and MythBusters’ Adam Savage Confirmed to Keynote MongoDB World 2016 – EIN News (press release)

Capital One, Comcast, Google and MythBusters’ Adam Savage Confirmed to Keynote MongoDB World 2016
EIN News (press release)
/EINPresswire.com/ — NEW YORK, NY and PALO ALTO, CA — (Marketwired) — 03/07/16 — MongoDB, the database for giant ideas, today announced an all-star lineup of keynote speakers for the third annual MongoDB World, the world’s largest global …

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