Chances are you've wandered through your city's street markets before. Perhaps you went to purchase some locally-grown produce or handcrafted goods, but maybe hadn't thought about these bustling centers as a point of origin for much of your city's culture. The items and foods that these local vendors sell actually tell a great deal about your home, and often these marketplaces were the jumping off points to larger business hubs. Take a closer look at some famous street markets around the world, and learn which wares and goods they're best known for and have helped shape the places and people around them.
Power to the citizens.
So, you did your civic duty and voted in this month’s elections like the GOOD global citizen that you are. Now you can sit back, relax, and let the incumbents do their thing, right? Not so fast! There’s so much more within your power that you can do for your community, your city, your state, and your country. So, in this season of Thanksgiving, let’s come together to make a difference wherever we are, wherever we can. Check out 10 down-and-dirty ways you can help change the world that anyone can get behind—no matter your political persuasion.
It’s not enough these days to run a city with fervor and dedication. Today’s electorate is more digitally engaged than ever before—so the mayor with the most Twitter followers might just spend the most time in office. According to this infographic, the Twitter presence of mayors from Sacramento to Newark extends their influence far beyond their local constituents. By keeping the lines of communication open, local officials create global communities passionate about the future of cities around the world.
See the facts for yourself in the latest infographic from the #goodcitiesproject
Whether they get to work by lanes, trains or ferries, commuters around the world are increasing in number, and cities are taking notice. The investment in public transportation, in the infrastructure and convenience of daily travel, is not cheap, currently ranging from a cost of $2,492 in Istanbul to $9,229 in New York per commuter. By expanding their networks, however, cities around the world are getting ready for a booming return on their investment. Explore this infographic for a by-numbers peek at the future of getting to work around the world.
From Tokyo's modest 1.7% of foreign-born residents, to Dubai's whopping 87%, in this infographic we take a look at the dynamic landscape of city demographics around the world.
As an urban center continues to grow and expand, so does its base of foreign-born residents. The rich and ever-evolving tapestry of multinational identities brings great benefit to the cultural, social, and economic fabric of a city. The dance of diverse populations brings new perspective and vibrancy to the makeup of an urban center; it gives the city character and depth. From Tokyo's modest 1.7% of foreign-born residents, to Dubai's whopping 87%, in this infographic we take a look at the dynamic landscape of city demographics around the world.