Japan city lights up sewer covers
The humble manhole cover might not seem like much of a blank canvas, but one Japanese city is reimagining the possibilities with illuminated versions featuring anime characters.
Five million begin lockdown in Australian city
Five million people in Australia's second-biggest city began a new lockdown Thursday, returning to tough restrictions just weeks after they ended as Melbourne grapples with a resurgence of coronavirus cases.
Why Lagos ban of Okada and Keke tricycles should be encouraged
The Lagos state government has announced a ban on commercial motorcycles and tricycles in the city’s major residential and business hubs in the state capital. While this is not the first ban on commercial bikes, known locally as Okadas, this time, the state has also explicitly banned operations of motorcycle-hailing startups. InsideStuff brings you why the state government needs to be encouraged.
Italy: Venice floods cause mayor to declare a state of emergency
These are the worst floods to hit the city in more than 50 years. The mayor has blamed climate change and pleaded for government assistance as the city braces for a second day of high water.
How Amsterdam is fighting mass tourism
No other city in the world is cracking down so radically on mass tourism. The Dutch capital is fending off a particular kind of visitor with all the means it can muster.
My city Kinshasa
Kinshasa is the capital of rhumba, a city of the arts and city of contrasts. Join actress Amour Lombi, who plays the lead role in the Congolese film Maki’la, on a trip around DRC‘s capital.
Welcome to The City of London
Welcome to The City of London, once the preserve of stuffy bankers - The City is re-inventing itself as the place to be. New restaurants, bars and hotels have moved into this ancient part of London injecting some late-night atmosphere into The Square Mile.
How an ‘untouchable’ learnt to fight for her rights
Hausa Sasane comes from India’s so-called ‘untouchable’ community. For decades, she has been eking out a living collecting trash. In the past, city officials harassed her. But since joining a co-operative for waste-pickers, her fortunes have changed.