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20 Apr 2018

Singapore’s Prime Minister : Nobody Wants A Trade War

Trade friction between China and the United States has been brewing for some time. But

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20 Apr 2018

The Rise Of The Rest (Of The World)

American cities still have the edge when it comes to high-tech startups and venture capital,

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20 Apr 2018

How The World’s First Subway System Was Built

It was the dawn of 1863, and London’s not-yet-opened subway system — the first of

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19 Apr 2018

Could Singapore Hold The Secret To Preparing Workers For An Uncertain Future?

It’s called second-skilling: developing your skills for a new job while you’re still working. The

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19 Apr 2018

Why Getting Back To The Moon Is So Damn Hard

The $20 million Lunar X Prize was supposed to send startups into space. The cost

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19 Apr 2018

Why Silicon Valley Billionaires Are Prepping For The Apocalypse In New Zealand

How an extreme libertarian tract predicting the collapse of liberal democracies – written by Jacob

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18 Apr 2018

The Global Housing Crisis

Scarce, unaffordable housing is not a local problem in a few places, but is baked

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18 Apr 2018

How The U.S. Needs To Prepare For The Age Of Artificial Intelligence

Government indifference toward AI could let the US lose ground to rival countries. But what

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18 Apr 2018

Robot Cities: Three Urban Prototypes For Future Living

Before I started working on real-world robots, I wrote about their fictional and historical ancestors.

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17 Apr 2018

It’s Time To Regulate ‘Smart City’ Technology, Too

This isn’t just about Facebook: When Google is building cities and cars are turning into

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17 Apr 2018

People Who Live In Diverse Neighbourhoods Are More Helpful – Here’s How We Know

Whether or not diversity is a good thing is still a topic of much debate.

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17 Apr 2018

We Need Bigger Cities, But We Also Need Unique Cities

“If you don’t want processed food, why do you want processed cities?” asks architect Vishaan

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16 Apr 2018

Singapore Photographer : ‘I’ve lost the city I used to shoot’

Lui Hock Seng, an 81-year-old photographer, is nostalgic for the long-vanished Singapore he used to

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16 Apr 2018

How To Assess Political Stability? Follow The Bread Path

When Egyptians were protesting in 2011, they held up piece of bread and demanded “bread, freedom

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16 Apr 2018

Why Is Bashar Al-Assad Still In Power?

The Syrian leader has survived seven years of conflict that has devastated much of the

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14 Apr 2018

Why Good Hackers Make Good Citizens

Hacking is about more than mischief-making or political subversion. As Catherine Bracy describes in this

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13 Apr 2018

Forget ‘Smart’ – We Need ‘Context Cities’

Since September, I have worked in, or visited, 18 cities in Europe, Australia, and the

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13 Apr 2018

What Palestinians Can Teach Us About Popular Resistance

The people of Gaza rose up not because of Palestinian political factions, but despite them.

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13 Apr 2018

How Do We Keep Bias Out Of Stories?

We stick with the facts, and several editors read every story. The truth is, journalism

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12 Apr 2018

The Plague Inspired Da Vinci To Design A City. We Should Steal His Ideas

The bubonic plague spread, in part, because of poor urban planning. Leonardo da Vinci came

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