19 Sep 2017

Tech Made Cities Too Expensive. Here’s How To Fix It

IN 2013 PROTESTS broke out in Oakland, California, directed against the private buses that shuttle tech

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13 Sep 2017

16 Ways to Design a Better Intersection—And Better Cities

IF YOU THINK the only purpose of intersections is to move cars past each other, you

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28 Aug 2017

21 Striking Pictures of How the World Gets Around

From the mighty train to the humble hoof, see unique modes of transportation across the

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25 Aug 2017

Why Suburban Tensions & Inequality Will Drive Infrastructure Innovation

The global trend towards suburbanisation and suburbanisms (meaning suburban ways of life) has an important infrastructure dimension. In

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22 Aug 2017

In A Truly Smart City, Even The Daily Commute Is Productive

The alarm on your smart phone went off 10 minutes earlier than usual this morning.

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15 Aug 2017

Cities Like Amsterdam And Dublin Inspired By Its Inclusive Universities

Take a walk around any city, and you will probably spot the signs of other

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15 Aug 2017

Aussie Cities Needs To Amp Up Its Regional Transport Aims

In Sydney and Melbourne, the squeeze is on. Population is booming; house prices are still

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13 Jul 2017

Why Cities Are Where They Are

Politics and history aside, the single best place on Earth to build a city may

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04 Jul 2017

Much Smart Cities. How About Creative Cities?

In 2007 US creative cities “guru” Richard Florida was flown up to Noosa to tell the local

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22 Jun 2017

The Heat Is On : Climate Change In 2100 Is Very Scary

Up to 75 percent of people could face deadly heatwaves by 2100 unless carbon emissions

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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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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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06 Jun 2017

Living Off The Edge In A City Mall Where Design Fuels Conflict

There are few more telling signs of conflict in urban spaces than calls to send

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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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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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24 Apr 2017

How Murals Helped Turn A Declining Community Around

The inner-city district of Shandon, Ireland, has a history that dates back to medieval times.

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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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04 Apr 2017

How Does A City Shape Women’s Feelings Of Safety?

When authorities decide that an area of the city is “not safe”, the usual response

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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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29 Mar 2017

Nail Houses, A Pain In China’s Rapid Urbanisation Run

A single house balancing precariously in the middle of a construction site may seem like

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22 Mar 2017

Should Britain Build On Its Green Spaces To Solve The Housing Crisis?

Back in the 1930s, English planners came up with a novel idea to prevent urban

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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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13 Mar 2017

Beaches Of Relaxation Turn Into Beaches Of Frustration

Picture this. It’s a beautiful sunny day. You arrive on the beach, find yourself a

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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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27 Feb 2017

Urban Farming: Alleviating The World’s Food Dilemma One Community At A Time

There are 7 billion-odd people living in the world today, with an estimated rise to

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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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13 Feb 2017

Travel Destinations For 2017: Penny Pincher Edition

Another year, another opportunity to travel and see the world. Traveling can be a great

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08 Feb 2017

Why Cities Temperature Are Warmer Than The Countryside?

In cities, the air, surface and soil temperatures are almost always warmer than in rural

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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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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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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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26 Jan 2017

Hokou: Urban Xenophobia Is Nothing New And Is Still With Us

In recent years, China has gained a global reputation for its juggernaut economy and breathtaking

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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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10 Jan 2017

Even The Ancients Cared About Heritage Buildings Before Them

In any debate on new construction in our urban centres you are likely to hear

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22 Dec 2016

Hong Kong Food Trip: Must Try Restaurants

Whether you’re a frequent flyer to, on a vacation or have a business meeting in

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22 Dec 2016

Bringing Back The ‘Seoul’ In Seoul, South Korea

Seoul, capital of South Korea, a modern metropolis. A booming economy with a technologically advanced

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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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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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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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15 Nov 2016

How To Become The Best Bar In The World

What is the formula for an award-winning bar? What does it take to be at

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07 Nov 2016

Fireworks In Space: Japan Developing Artificial Shooting Stars

Our skies are about to get more colorful in the future as Japanase start-up, ALE

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04 Nov 2016

Best Cities For Job-Seekers

Looking for a job? Whether you just graduated or are simply looking to make a

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04 Nov 2016

Happy, Healthy, And Simple Neighbourhoods Can Be Yours

Modern life is proving more complex, tiresome and heavy-going than we imagined. We live under

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02 Nov 2016

Men And Boys: Women And Girls Deserve Safer Cities

One in three women around the world currently experience gender-based violence. Harmful practices such as

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31 Oct 2016

A Tour Of Hong Kong After Hours And Its Secret Fourth Meal

Midnight snack or late night snack — its everyone’s dirty little secret. It is that

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12 Oct 2016

10 Things You Need To Know About The World Summit Of Local & Regional Leaders

The 2016 edition of the World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders is not a

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12 Oct 2016

The Value Of Airports As Economic Regions

Airports have a lot of untapped economic potential due to their proximity and connectivity to

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03 Oct 2016

The Best Things In Life Are Simple, And Free — But Not Everywhere

The best things in life are free. — A simple and quite philosophical saying, or

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03 Oct 2016

Technology For Car Convenience At The Cost Of Pedestrian Casualties

One pedestrian is killed every two days on Australia’s roads, the majority in metropolitan areas.

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