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Create your own city guide


One hundred years ago, 2 out of every 10 people lived in an urban area. By 1990, less than 40%, of the global population lived in a city, but as of 2010, more than half of the world's population live in cities. By 2030, 6 out of every 10 people will live in a city, and by 2050, this proportion will increase to 7 out of 10 people. Currently, around half of all urban dwellers live in cities with between 100 000 - 500 000 people, and fewer than 10% of urban dwellers live in megacities (defined by United Nations HABITAT as a city with a population of more than 10 million).

People often travel to cities for work and a better life. They seem to represent success. What does the city mean to you? And which is your favourite city in the world? 

London is an extraordinary city: global centre, dreamscape, iconic destination. London is a world city made up of layers of historical landmarks, contemporary culture and ordinary life. As Thyme says ‘with a surprise round every corner’. Please create your London guide in whatever form suits your style; a list, a story, a series of images, a movie, a fantastical panorama.

Sydney is a sunny holiday in a land far far away. Oz - like the movie, is a lush fantasy. With beaches, an iconic Opera House and an easy going outlook. The Lucky Country. And as Thyme says...'where every stranger's stranger'. 

Create a guide to your city, a favourite, the place you live or one you would like to visit.


Eunju Chung from Seoul in South Korea says: ' I have a few places I want to go:  
1. London Bridge because of the song. 2. A place where I could have an umbrella
and hang on to the bicycle + see a cityscape. I never been there, but I know all
seasons of London has rain. So I would love to feel London (people, buildings,
street - even the garbage and homeless..) but not with wet shoes.
3. The biggest and 'smallest' theater where I could see the any kind of
performance or show. Actually I'm more interested in the smallest theater : )'