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23 May 2018

These Are The Best Countries & Cities For Attracting & Developing Talent

When it comes to making a country, a city or an organization competitive, there’s an

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22 May 2018

Is It Really 2018? The Evidence Suggests Otherwise

According to scholars throughout history, we actually aren’t living in the year that is printed

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22 May 2018

This African City Is Turning A Mountain Of Trash Into Energy

Africa is the world’s fastest-urbanizing continent. But while city life has helped lift millions out

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18 May 2018

The Great Challenge Of The 21st Century Is Learning To Consume Less. This Is How We Can Do It.

Ecological collapse is hard to miss in the headlines. From deforestation to soil depletion, species

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16 May 2018

Copenhagen Mastermind Jan Gehl Isn’t Sold On ‘Smart’ Cities

Architect and planner Jan Gehl looks back on how he helped transform Copenhagen into one

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15 May 2018

US Cities Losing 36 Million Trees A Year, Researchers Find

Scientists warn of environmental threats rising from trend that is ‘likely to continue unless policies

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14 May 2018

What Makes Housing Great? Here’s New York City’s Guide

Anyone can use the city’s new guide to affordable housing–and eventually, it could go global.

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14 May 2018

Refugees Can Actually Create Jobs For Locals In Growing Cities – If Given The Chance

The term “refugee” conjures up certain images; bedraggled, desperate people hauling themselves onto lifeboats in the Mediterranean;

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14 May 2018

Countries Must Compete For Migrant Workers To Boost Their Economies

Politicians and the media expend inordinate amounts of energy debating migration, often using nativist, populist

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11 May 2018

Illinois Gains Millions from Video Gambling, but Casino Cities Fail to See Any Benefits

The State of Illinois and its local governments are happily cashing in millions from video

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11 May 2018

How To Prepare Cities & Citizens For More Killer Heat Waves

As climate change takes hold, researchers are exploring what it will take for communities to

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11 May 2018

Why Racial Segregation Is A Design Feature, Not A Bug, Of US Cities

The National Housing Act of 1934, part of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s ‘New Deal’ following the

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10 May 2018

Love The Bus, Save Your City

Talk of the transportation future is focused on the next shiny thing. But one old

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10 May 2018

Tourism’s Climate Footprint Is Much Larger Than Previously Thought

The industry accounts for about 8 percent of global climate emissions, and that number is

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09 May 2018

A Playful Solution To The Housing Crisis

Frustrated by her lack of self-determination in the housing market, Sarah Murray created a computer

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09 May 2018

How Cape Town Was Saved From Running Out Of Water

Late last year, as the South African government faced the prospect of its largest city

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08 May 2018

Air Pollution Increases Crime In Cities – Here’s How

The impact of air pollution on human health is well-documented. We know that exposure to

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04 May 2018

Why Is New Zealand So Often Left Off World Maps?

A LITTLE OVER 2,000 MILES from Australia, there is a cluster of distinctively shaped islands. The

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04 May 2018

How Planners Plan Cities (In Star Wars & Real Life)

  This video is created by City Beautiful.

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04 May 2018

Trees Help Cities Save Money – Here’s How

Megacities are on the rise. There are currently 47 such areas around the globe, each

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03 May 2018

How Chop Suey Saved Chinatown

You may have hear of Chop Suey, but you probably don’t know how important this

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02 May 2018

Superblocks : How Barcelona Is Taking City Streets Back From Cars

Barcelona is taking city streets back from cars, one block at a time:   This

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27 Apr 2018

Understanding Other Religions Is Fundamental To Citizenship

By walking down the street of any major city, you are likely to see more

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25 Apr 2018

This Striking Feature Of Manila Makes It An Emblematic Global City

Tokyo, London, New York, Paris, Manila. Few would think of Manila atop a list of

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24 Apr 2018

Debating The British Empire’s ‘Legacy’ Is Pointless – This Is Still An Imperial World

As the march towards Brexit rekindles arguments over British nationalism and the strength and merits of the union between

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24 Apr 2018

More Than Just Sanctuary, Migrants Need Social Citizenship

In 1975, the English author John Berger wrote about the political implications of immigration, at

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24 Apr 2018

What People Get Wrong About Climate Change

When discussing climate change, it’s not about saving the planet. 195 countries just made a

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23 Apr 2018

With Smart Cities, Your Every Step Will Be Recorded

Modern cities are brimming with objects that receive, collect and transmit data. This includes mobile phones

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23 Apr 2018

What We Can Expect From China’s Economy In 2018

In 2017, we saw the consolidation of China’s power and influence globally, and of Communist

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21 Apr 2018

Religious Faith Can Help People To Build Better Cities – Here’s How

Religious faith is deeply ingrained in the way cities look and function. In the past,

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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

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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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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11 Apr 2018

Here’s What Makes These 10 Cities The World’s Most Livable

From Vienna to Auckland, these are the cities with the highest quality of living, according

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11 Apr 2018

The Greening Of America’s Cities

Not so very long ago living in a city meant rarely seeing a blade of

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09 Apr 2018

Embracing The Paradox Of Planning For Informality

Planners and urban designers often face an uncomfortable paradox: People tend to prefer neighborhoods that

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06 Apr 2018

Which are The Best Public Transit-Friendly Cities in America?

Living in a city that has great public transit access can be a big bonus

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06 Apr 2018

Technologies That Are Driving The Online Casinos Of Today

The technologies driving the online casinos of today have evolved gradually and tremendously over the

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05 Apr 2018

Europe’s Most Densely Populated Square Kilometres – Mapped

Prof Alasdair Rae at the University of Sheffield has crunched data from the Global Human Settlement Layer

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05 Apr 2018

How Sanctuary Cities Actually Work

President Trump says he wants to strip funding from so-called “sanctuary cities,” but what exactly

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03 Apr 2018

What Will New Zealand’s New Government Bring For Towns And Cities?

Almost 90% of New Zealand’s population is urbanised. Getting policy right for towns and cities

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02 Apr 2018

The Stockholm Metro: World’s Most Beautiful Underground System

The underground in Sweden’s capital city is not just a public transportation system but the world’s

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02 Apr 2018

Infographic: Conquering The World – Chatbots Gone Wild

Are Chatbots the Next Big Thing? Businesses are always looking for new and innovative ways

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31 Mar 2018

Brainstorm the Perfect American Road trip

When most people imagine their perfect holiday, they dreamt about the beauty of European castles

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27 Mar 2018

The 100 Million City : Is 21st Century Urbanisation Out Of Control?

Projections suggest cities will swell at an astonishing pace – but whether that means our

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27 Mar 2018

Academic Town: The Soviet Union’s Answer To America’s Silicon Valley

Tucked away in a remote forest of birch and pine in the heart of Siberia,

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27 Mar 2018

You Think You Have The Worst Job? Think again.

Did you ever heard the world’s worst job? Maybe sound hyperbolic but this man from

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26 Mar 2018

Why All Big Cities Need For Democratic And Metro-Scale Governance

Infrastructure Australia has called for metropolitan-scale governance of Australia’s largest cities. The new report by the Commonwealth’s

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26 Mar 2018

Singapore Changi Airport 2018: World’s Best Airport For 6th Consecutive Year

Singapore’s Changi Airport has been voted by air travellers as the world’s best at the

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23 Mar 2018

How Long Can The World’s ‘Least Sustainable’ City Survive?

Set deep in the Valley of the Sun, the lush and sprawling ‘megapolis’ has a

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23 Mar 2018

Why Our National Obsession With Work Is Killing Us

In Japan, there’s a word for working too hard. Karoshi, or “death by overwork,” leads to

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23 Mar 2018

Beyond The AI Hype: AI Is Here And Now, And Adoption Is Rising

There is no doubt that AI is the topic that is going to dominate 2018

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