22 Jun 2017

U.S. Salary Inequality From Productivity Not Just Tech Boom

Employment may have rebounded since the Great Recession, but the staggering regional gaps in both

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19 Jun 2017

Temporary Cities In The Desert, A Model Of Human Respect For Earth?

On the alkali flats of north-western Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, the featureless yellow-packed playa (desert

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19 Jun 2017

Smart And Green Real Estate Makes Money Sense, Really

Improved light, ventilation and heat control can boost workers’ productivity by thousands of dollars a

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16 Jun 2017

The Next Silicon Valley Will Be Much Cooler, Literally

The U.S. government is making it more difficult for companies to quickly hire talent from

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16 Jun 2017

The Top Winners And Losers Among The World’s Cities

Western European cities dominate the top of our 2017 Quality of Living rankings, with Vienna

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15 Jun 2017

The Darker Side Of Liveable Cities Like Sydney

Sydney is frequently placed in the top ten of global “liveability” rankings. But despite the

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13 Jun 2017

How Hackers In Cities Can Solve Social Problems

Pittsburgh has declared itself an “inclusive innovation city,” meaning it is committed to making sure

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12 Jun 2017

Why Do We Keep Building Depressingly Designed Cities?

Prof Colin Ellard was walking past the rows of new-build towers that dominate the west

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12 Jun 2017

Britain, A Biking Highway Pioneer, In The 1930, Needs Revival

In the 1930s, the U.K. built a massive network of state-of-the-art bike trails. Now the

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08 Jun 2017

As Trump Dumps Paris Accord, U.S Cities Must Now Take Its Own Lead

Build dense. Build near transit. Rinse and repeat. President Trump’s decision to pull out of

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06 Jun 2017

To Ride the Subway of the Future, All You Need Is Your Face

Biometric markers could replace physical payment methods, speeding entry for passengers (and discouraging fare evaders).

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29 May 2017

Do You Know How Diverse Your Workplace Is?

We at Market Inspector firmly believe that diversity in the workplace is of enormous benefit to

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24 May 2017

The Top 10 Most Powerful Cities In The World

We often think of ‘magnetism’ as a human quality, as well as a physical phenomenon.

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16 May 2017

The Top 10 Skyscrapers In The World Made Of Emptiness

There are many skyscrapers that sit empty, abandoned, or in ruin. Sometimes, they outlive their

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15 May 2017

When Even Our Greenest Energy Solutions Have Consequences

There are a number of available low-carbon technologies to generate electricity. But are they really

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11 May 2017

A (Look) Hear Back On Manhattan 400 Years Ago, VR Style

A new virtual reality project reconstructs the city’s historic soundscape. You’re standing on the High

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11 May 2017

Singapore Island’s Smallness Drives The Bigness Of Its Ambitions

Jurong Island, a man-made smear of sand, lies just off the southern coast of Singapore.

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09 May 2017

We Are Finally Realising Smart In Cities Is Not Just About Tech

Australia, one of the world’s most urbanised nations, is looking to up its investment in

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09 May 2017

Where Your Product Failures Become Art For The Ages

Every successful product launch is usually preceded by a string of failures, but we only

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09 May 2017

Do You Have What It Takes To Work On An Oil Rig?

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work on an oil rig? We have.

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05 May 2017

When Cheap Housing Becomes A Cause For Crisis In The US

This is a problem that transcends the rural-urban divide. The affordable housing crisis has spared

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05 May 2017

Smarter Cities May Very Well Be Slower Cities For True Urban Soul

Peter Jackson employed an intricate approach to the stage design of Lord of the Rings.

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03 May 2017

Groove Out To New York Transit With the ‘Multimodal Symphony’

A chaotic animation portrays a full day of New York traffic, from buses to taxis

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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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