It is a lot to ask of a city for it to shut down to apocalyptic levels and then reopen for a new dawn. But if one city is resilient, it is NYC, a city that is seeming a surprising uptick in real estate.
The US prime property market has largely recovered from the impact of the pandemic, but data supplied shows some cities have fared better than others.
Though some might sneer, Hockney’s playful scribble is a testament to the optimism and humour public art can bring to cities.
Many prime real estate markets in the West saw a boom due to people’s rapidly changing priorities.
When Mexico City's subway system suffered a major outage, Google Maps added information about the metropolis's vast network of informal providers to help people get around.
San Francisco, Seattle and Dublin show what happens when a city becomes a global hotspot for tech jobs without planning to accommodate growth and change.
The once-sacred tributary receives about 690 tonnes of pollutants daily. Investment, oversight and massive anti-corruption efforts will be required to clean it up.
Cities across the US have passed emergency measures to cap fees that apps like Grubhub and DoorDash charge restaurants. Those moves so far only scratch the surface of a more entrenched conflict.
The peak of the epidemic in Taipei and Hong Kong lasted about a month, but ridership lagged significantly for half a year.
Thanks to the efforts of these low-wage workers, South Africa recycles 80% of its post-consumer goods, compared with 31% in Europe.