Tag: City

Kiel-Qingdao Sister City Plan Stalled Amid German Wariness of China

City officials in the northern German port of Kiel were flattered this year when the Chinese port of Qingdao — about 40 times its size — proposed partnering up as a sister city. They rushed to embrace the offer. The two cities had a history of cooperation dating to when the Germans helped their Chinese […]

The 15-Minute City: Where Urban Planning Meets Conspiracy Theories

LONDON — It is an old, seemingly innocuous idea among city planners: The closer you live to your workplace, shops, schools and other amenities, the better your quality of life will be. But the concept of so-called 15-minute cities, in which life’s necessities are only a short walk or bike ride from home, does not […]

Why Did a Turkish City Withstand the Quake When Others Crumbled?

For miles around the small Turkish city of Erzin, the earth is shattered and buildings are razed, towns and cities turned into tombs of concrete by last week’s 7.8-magnitude earthquake. But Erzin still stands, an oasis of stability near the Mediterranean, where the question of why the city weathered the quake and a powerful aftershock […]

Russia and Ukraine Battle for Control of Villages Near the Key City of Bakhmut

Russian forces were wrestling for control of villages in eastern Ukraine near the beleaguered city of Bakhmut over the weekend, the latest flash point in a battle that Moscow views as crucial for its push to seize the whole of the eastern region of Donbas. Ukraine’s general staff said on Sunday that its soldiers had […]

Wagner Group Shapes Russia’s Battle for a City in Ukraine: Live Updates

From left, Charles Michel, the president of the European Council; Jens Stoltenberg, secretary general of NATO; and Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, in Brussels on Tuesday.Credit…Stephanie Lecocq/EPA, via Shutterstock BRUSSELS — NATO and the European Union, in their first joint declaration on security cooperation since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, underscored […]

Remote Workers Descend on Mexico City, and Housing Prices Surge

MEXICO CITY — Karina Franco’s ornate Art Deco building in the historic center of Mexico City has long been the heart of a downtown lifestyle, housing families of artists and activists and supporting an ecosystem of street vendors. But as the pandemic upended office norms, a wave of remote workers from around the world descended […]

Ukraine’s Troops Enter Kherson as Russia Retreats From City: Live Updates

A satellite image showing a damaged section of the Nova Kakhovka dam, in Nova Kakhovka, Ukraine, east of Kherson, on Friday.Credit…Maxar Technologies/AP KYIV, Ukraine — Shelling and an explosion in recent days near a critical dam that spans the Dnipro River north of Kherson city in Ukraine have heightened concerns about the risk of possible […]

Ukraine’s Troops Enter Kherson as Russia Retreats From City: Live Updates

Video Footage verified by The New York Times shows civilians in Kherson’s main square greeting and cheering on some of the first Ukrainian troops to enter the city.CreditCredit…Lynsey Addario for The New York Times BLAHODATNE, Ukraine — Ukraine’s troops swept into the key southern city of Kherson on Friday, its military said, greeted by jubilant […]

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