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28 Apr 2017

In Netherlands, Cyclists Go With The Flow With ‘Flo’

A system called “Flo” system uses cute creatures to tell cyclists to speed up or

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19 Apr 2017

Urban Organicity, The Benefits Without The Maladies?

Cities – we are repeatedly told – are the future. Governments and global corporations seek

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13 Apr 2017

Amsterdam’s Game Of Thrones Is A Masterpiece

Historical videos inspired by “Game of Thrones,” photos of long-lost neighborhoods, and maps of the

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12 Apr 2017

The World’s Greenest City Out Of Dreams, Oil, Pearls, And Sand.

A decade ago Dubai had one of the largest ecological footprints of any city in

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05 Apr 2017

The Top 10 Cities For Techies And Techies For Cities

Despite the best efforts of cities like New York and Boston, the West Coast still

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03 Apr 2017

Poor Urban Planning, Poor Urban Life. Simple.

Modern urban planning first came about to improve industrial cities that had become unsafe, unhealthy

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30 Mar 2017

When Tomorrow’s Energy Is Both Clever And Striking Beautiful

When seen from thousands of feet in the air, solar installations and wind turbines become

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29 Mar 2017

Amazing Project That You Wouldn’t Believe, Even If You Were Told

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and no time in history was as desperate as

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27 Mar 2017

When Everything Is Automated, We Will Be Helpless During Crisis

We live in a world that is both increasingly complex and automated. So just as

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27 Mar 2017

The United Kingdom Is United In City Greenery

The amount of green space in British cities varies widely, with some three times greener

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20 Mar 2017

Airport Privatisations Have Put Profit Before Public Safety And Good Planning

The plane crash at Essendon Airport last week shows the folly of allowing runways to

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20 Mar 2017

Can a Bike Bridge Make Miami Safer for Cyclists?

Advocates hope this long elevated pathway is just the first step toward changing the city’s

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16 Mar 2017

How Did Electricity Change The Way People Lived In Cities?

You might know about Tesla vs. Edison. In cities, it was Edison vs. Westinghouse. The

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15 Mar 2017

Why Car-Free Cities Aren’t Right Around the Corner

Cities are trying to curb people’s driving habits, but most Americans aren’t ready to give

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13 Mar 2017

Are You Aware Of The Low-Cost Solution to Traffic?

Instead of building expensive roads, we should be building housing that limits how far people

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09 Mar 2017

Why Hong Kong’s Container Port May Be In Terminal Decline

Hong Kong’s wealth has grown with the container shipping trade for five decades, but if

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06 Mar 2017

Why Culture Should Drive City Planning

In my view, while infrastructure and services are necessary for environmental health, it is culture

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03 Mar 2017

To Be Smart About Cities, Have The Future In Mind

Smart cities create a symbiosis between information, the Internet of Things and technologies to make

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21 Feb 2017

How Much It Really Costs You To Drive To Work

With more and more workers moving to the cities, megaregions are expanding, and as they

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20 Feb 2017

The Top 5 US States Who Gives A Damn About Our Planet

Across the nation, Americans are going green – and they’re heading online for more information.

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17 Feb 2017

The Modern Living In Rural Communities

Living in a rural location has its perks. It’s peaceful, it’s quiet, and you’re out

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16 Feb 2017

How Big Data Is Adding A Whole New Dimension To Public Spaces

Most of us encounter public spaces in our daily lives: whether it’s physical space (a

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07 Feb 2017

Alert: The Most Northern Settlement in The World

Located just over eight hundred kilometers away from the North Pole, the community of Alert,

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07 Feb 2017

When The Heat Is On, What We Should Do In Our Cities?

The recent spate of heatwaves through eastern Australia has reminded us we’re in an Australian

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03 Feb 2017

In Melbourne, Again: Artists Turn Vandalism Into Art

The Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Robert Doyle, recently proposed new bylaws to give police additional

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02 Feb 2017

What Is E-Waste And Why It Matters

We live in the technological age governed by devices we have made for ourselves to

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01 Feb 2017

Playing The Odds: The Evolution Of The World’s Oldest Game

Gambling is as old as human history itself, embedded in societal culture and is responsible

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31 Jan 2017

What The Strip Can Teach Us About Urban Planning

Long before America’s current urban revival, the Strip was ditching its streetside car parks for

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30 Jan 2017

Forget The Gym. A City Must Be A Playground For Health.

When Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, arguably the “father of gymnastics” and the inventor of the horizontal

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30 Jan 2017

Truths, Lies, Post-Truths, And Statistics. The Deception That Is.

In theory, statistics should help settle arguments. They ought to provide stable reference points that

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26 Jan 2017

The Top 11 Most Educated Countries Of The World

The World Economic Forum, a nonprofit foundation, has ranked the most educated countries in the

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19 Jan 2017

How Uber Gives Penance To Many Affronts To Cities

But it’s not the highly coveted numbers cities need. How helpful is the company’s new

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16 Jan 2017

The Future Of The Cloud And Data Centers Are Found In A Bakery

We live in a data-driven world. From social media to smart cities to the internet

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13 Jan 2017

The World’s First Long Distance Telegraph Was Not The Telegraph

Smoke signals and beacons have been used to relay messages over short distances since ancient

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13 Jan 2017

U.S. Hyperloops May Succeed Where It Was Not Invented

Across Europe and parts of Asia, travellers can enjoy some of the fastest rail services

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12 Jan 2017

A Very Scary Networked Nuclear Weapon Proposition In The U.S.

The future arsenal will be networked, presenting unique security challenges for the U.S. Air Force.

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11 Jan 2017

Why SEO is Just as Important as Social Media for Game Companies

Most online gaming companies need to rethink their SEO strategy if they are to survive

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06 Jan 2017

New Year Resolution: Entrust Your Money With Banks Committed To Good

Where Hollywood celebrities bank isn’t typically Equity Factor column news. But a recent financial move

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06 Jan 2017

Kids Will Outsmart Us With Design Thinking For Urban Planning

In some schools, “design thinking” has become a buzzword emphasizing critical thinking and problem solving.

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04 Jan 2017

Six Beautiful Cities We’ll Create 100 Years From Now

Utopia, a book by English statesman, lawyer and clergyman Thomas More (1487-1535), turns 500 years

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27 Dec 2016

How To Untangle Zillions Of Virtual Clutter In Travel Options

TransitScreen, a real-time transportation display, is trying to untangle the visual clutter of multimodal mobility.

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16 Dec 2016

Smart Cities Is Not Enough, It Needs To Be Smarter Or Else

As a planet, we have some serious climate targets to meet in the coming years.

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16 Dec 2016

Essential Gear For The Urban Dweller: The Gadgets

Last but certainly not least, we go to the finale of this series and what

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14 Dec 2016

8 Amazing Places You Can Visit ‘Mars’ on Earth

From the ends of the Earth to its subterranean depths, lavanauts, desertnauts, cavenauts, and aquanauts

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14 Dec 2016

How Cities Can Evolve Through Architecture

“What we’ve learned about modern cities in China was always from the West. But after

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13 Dec 2016

Why Dark Glass Giants Rule Our Cities

Slick, glassy skyscrapers cast their shadows over the streets and spaces of cities all over

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13 Dec 2016

“So Long, Diesel,” Said Four Cities

Four of the world’s biggest cities are to ban diesel cars from their city centres

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09 Dec 2016

Want To Ride The Expedition Of The New Titanic Replica Ship?

Well at least this one probably won’t sink. China is building a life-size replica of

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08 Dec 2016

6 Ways Cities Can Prepare For The Future Of Work

From benefits that don’t come from your job to a basic income, cities need to

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06 Dec 2016

Why Our Cities Need To Go On A Resource Diet

Cities are the epicentres of human activity. They cover less than 2% of the earth’s

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06 Dec 2016

How Populism Could Shake Up Europe

Energized by President-elect Donald Trump’s victory, Europe’s populist movements are on the cusp of sweeping

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02 Dec 2016

When Dams Destroyed Eden And How We’ll Get It Back

A new $50 million fund will help communities remove “deadbeat dams,” starting in California, Oregon,

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02 Dec 2016

The U.S. Has New Mega-Regions And It Challenges Daily Commutes

As economic centers grow in size and importance, determining their boundaries has become more crucial.

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01 Dec 2016

How “Urbanpreneur” Play Out In Cities Around The World?

How the internet ushered in a new era for entrepreneurs in the urban ecosystem. For

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30 Nov 2016

Why Facebooks, Amazon, And Google Are Losing Digital Talent

IBM and Nike may be great places to work, but they’re fighting a bruising war

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