Liverpool may have lost Unesco World Heritage status, but that says more about the UN body than it does about a city that is, rightly, putting its residents first.
When Covid hit the Netherlands in 2020, Amsterdam emptied of visitors overnight. Long-term residents, inured to the permanent noise and litter and tourists peeing in the streets, welcomed the newfound tranquillity. The pandemic, they told the Washington Post, was “a blessing in disguise”.
The Covid pandemic has left a wake of destruction on people’s lives and made a ghost town out of many a high street. So as nations start to get back on their feet, can temporary arts ventures help heal communities and save commercial spaces?
International travel restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic have prompted many travel enthusiasts to explore local and regional tourist destinations. However, communities have been affected very differently by increased numbers of homegrown tourists.
Coventry's UK City of Culture celebrations have so far been muted, but there is a confidence in the city that its innovative spirit and automotive expertise will see it emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic on an upward trajectory.
Technology leaders from the English Football Association and the National Ballet of Canada recall how they kept players and performers working safely in the pandemic.
Even before Covid, small businesses were closing in many cities. Some communities are now debating whether to put limits on chain stores.
Thanks to the efforts of these low-wage workers, South Africa recycles 80% of its post-consumer goods, compared with 31% in Europe.