12 Dec 2017

Can The World’s Megacities Survive The Digital Age?

Today, megacities have become synonymous with economic growth. In both developing and developed countries, cities with populations of

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06 Dec 2017

How To Prepare For A Disaster In A Big City

How to survive a nuclear attack and other disasters in a big city, as explained

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06 Dec 2017

Cities Are Literally Changing Animals

How cities are changing animals.   This feature if from The Verge.

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29 Nov 2017

These Are The Most (And Least) Safe Cities In The World 2017

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s third annual Safe Cities Index has ranked four East Asian and three European

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29 Nov 2017

Why Cities Should Plant More Trees

Cities can take one simple step to combat the impact of urban pollution, climate change,

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03 Nov 2017

When Artificial Intelligence Rules The City

When we think of the city of the future, we might think about flying cars and scenes

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02 Nov 2017

AI Is Reshaping What We Know About Cities

Machine learning is helping urbanists confirm–or disprove–long-standing theories about cities. Why do certain neighborhoods feel safe

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31 Oct 2017

In These Small Cities, AI Advances Could Be Costly

A new MIT study finds that larger cities are more resilient to technological unemployment. It’s

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27 Oct 2017

These Are The Cities Where Visitors Spend The Most Cash

Maybe it’s the fact that there are vending machines that dispense solid gold. But Dubai

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17 Oct 2017

Why Are the Top Ten Richest Countries Small?

What is common between the top ten richest countries in the world?   This video

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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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