Christine Ro

Christine Ro is a writer and editor based in London.

‘The Municipalists’ Is the Urban Planning Sci-Fi Novel You've Been Waiting For

The buddy-cop comedy by Seth Fried imagines a war over gentrification, and says something about the way we talk about urbanism.

A waitress sleeps as she take a break at a restaurant located in the Pudong financial district of Shanghai in 2013.

Can't Sleep? Maybe It's Your Neighborhood

Your feelings about your surroundings affect how well you snooze, according to new research.

Two men, dressed in military uniforms, chat with a woman in a flowy dress and pearls.

At These Costume Parties, Londoners Take Refuge in Blitz Nostalgia

The rose-tinted look at history is bumping against current terror attacks.

Sam and Leslie Davol push a crate underneath a highway overpass while setting up a pop-up site for the Uni Project

What Being a Rock Star Teaches You About Practical Urbanism

The Magnetic Fields cellist Sam Davol applies insights about learning in public spaces, picked up on the road, to New York and beyond.