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Captivating Cities: Bilbao

Capital of the Basque country, haven for culture, cuisine and natural beauty – how did this stagnating dockyard transform to become the Academy of Urbanism’s 2018 Best European City winner?

Kowloon Walled City, the impossible slum

Imagine a place with a population that of Canterbury, but all tightly packed into a space of a football field. A place that was completely ungoverned and lawless with darkness reigning the streets 24 hours a day. That place existed, it was called Kowloon Walled City, the most densely populated place in human existence.

Captivating Cities: Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the most vibrant and diverse cities in Europe, with a distinct history and a unique culture. However, it faces many hurdles of civic unrest, terrorism and economic uncertainty.