The Story of Cities


The Guardian‘s series on the history of urbanization – The Story of Cities – recently finished its 50-part run.

From Alexandria, Rome, Baghdad, and Beijing to Canberra, Chicago, Dubai, and Medellín, The Guardian’s look on how cities came to be, the forces that reshaped them, and the challenges they face today and in the future focuses on the stories that make the politics, culture, architecture, planning, and power of cities resonate beyond academic circles. Got a few hours to spare? Dig in here and enjoy.