29 Aug 2018

Everyone Is Talking About AI—But Do They Mean the Same Thing?

In 2017, artificial intelligence attracted $12 billion of VC investment. We are only beginning to

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29 Aug 2018

See What Past Generations Thought Today’s Cities Would Look Like

These images depict how people in the past expected Los Angeles and other cities to

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29 Aug 2018

Technology Every Small Business Owner Should Have

Every business has competitors, which is precisely why it needs to stay relevant, ahead of

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28 Aug 2018

Why The “Wrong Side Of The Tracks” Is Usually The East Side Of Cities

What do communities on the social, economic and environmental margins have in common? For one

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28 Aug 2018

It’s The End Of The World As We Know It. Is There Any Room For Optimism?

When the band R.E.M came out with its 1987 hit, It’s the End of the World

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27 Aug 2018

Researchers Seek New Ways To Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Cities

Scientists are studying biofilms—complex bacteria societies—in new ways to discover new tools for fighting antibiotic-resistant

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27 Aug 2018

Torpedoing Africa, And Then Complaining About ‘Migration’

European countries are still shaping the lives of millions of Africans, determining both their present

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27 Aug 2018

What Would It Take To Build A Tower As High As Outer Space?

The human desire to create ever bigger and more impressive structures is insatiable. The pyramids

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24 Aug 2018

America’s Best Food Truck Cities

Over the past few years, food trucks have become ubiquitous in the country’s biggest cities, from

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24 Aug 2018

Clean Air Is Now A Status Symbol In The World’s Most Polluted Cities

The Cordis hotel in Shanghai boasts proximity to railways and the airport, a beautiful pool,

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24 Aug 2018

Homeland Security Establishes New Central Hub To Fight Cybercrime

The Department of Homeland Security is stepping up the fight against cybercrime by establishing a new

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23 Aug 2018

Plastic Straws Aren’t The Problem

Skipping straws may be hip. But there are much better ways to fight pollution. New York’s

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23 Aug 2018

The Electrification Of Transport Could Transform Our Future – If We Are Prepared For It

Electric vehicles (EVs) are set to change everything about how energy is consumed and supplied.

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23 Aug 2018

How Cybercrime Operates Like A Legitimate Industry

Cybercrime is an underground economy worth millions and millions of dollars. It’s organized, works like

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23 Aug 2018

Neil deGrasse Tyson: We Can Use Hurricanes To Power The Cities Of Tomorrow

Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson is tired of how people deal with hurricanes and wants scientists

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22 Aug 2018

When The Weather Is Extreme, Is Climate Change To Blame?

Dramatic weather events happened these past few weeks in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere.

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22 Aug 2018

Soldiers Are Training In Virtual Environments Generated From Real Cities

The U.S. Army can now train soldiers to fight in specific, challenging settings with the

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21 Aug 2018

The Case For Building $1,500 Parks

A groundbreaking new study shows that access to “greened” vacant lots reduced feelings of worthlessness

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21 Aug 2018

Mitigating Road Risks In Growing Cities

As cities grow, the pressure on roads and its many users grows with it. According

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20 Aug 2018

Where Are The Hipsters In Your City? These Crowdsourced Maps Will Show You

Hoodmaps offers a crowd-sourced mapping platform that gives users the ability to walk through a city

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20 Aug 2018

The Solution To Poverty Is Opportunity, Not Charity

Treating symptoms is not enough. When we fall ill, our bodies give us symptoms to signal

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17 Aug 2018

Learning About Cities By Mapping Their Smells

The English artist Kate McLean is trying to preserve our olfactory memory. Each of us

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17 Aug 2018

Why War Evolved To Be A Man’s Game – And Why That’s Only Now Changing

One pattern characterises every war that’s ever been fought. Frontline fighting in warfare is primarily

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16 Aug 2018

Encouraging City Dwellers To Walk More

Many cities today are saddled with high car dependency, wider roads, fewer pedestrian-friendly streets, increased

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16 Aug 2018

The Enemy Between Us: How Inequality Erodes Our Mental Health

Inequality creates the social and political divisions that isolate us from each other. When people

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15 Aug 2018

World Poverty Has Plummeted—But Will It Ever Disappear?

Few will deny 2017 was a rough year. But believe it or not, we’re still

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15 Aug 2018

A City Shaped By Steam

With more than 100 miles of steam piping and nearly 2,000 buildings served, New York’s

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14 Aug 2018

The ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Guide To Singapore

Clean, green and safe are the adjectives that have long been associated with Singapore. But nowadays,

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14 Aug 2018

The Good, Bad & Ugly Sides To Rome – The City Can Be Eternally Frustrating, Especially If You Live There

The Italian capital boasts endless architectural, cultural and historical treasures, but its sense of civic

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14 Aug 2018

Why Politics Needs Hope (But No Longer Inspires It)

In the late 2000s and early 2010s, the word ‘hope’ was ubiquitous in Western politics.

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13 Aug 2018

Why International Trade Is Important For Your Business

There are a number of reasons why you might decide that trading internationally will benefit

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13 Aug 2018

A European Network Of Rebel Cities?

In Europe, it is the cities that once again lead the way as places of

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13 Aug 2018

The Market Will Give Us Cleaner Energy, If We Let It

Market forces are giving Americans cheaper, cleaner energy. We would all be best served to

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13 Aug 2018

The Good & The Bad Of Driverless Cars For Cities

The age of driverless cars is rapidly approaching, and no one seems to know what

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10 Aug 2018

Are Cities The Key Agents Of Integration?

While helping others is a powerful motivation in the early stage of migrants’ and refugees’

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10 Aug 2018

How The Marvel Of Electric Light Became A Global Blight To Health

Light pollution is often characterised as a soft issue in environmentalism. This perception needs to

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09 Aug 2018

More Children Are Living In High-Rise Apartments, So Designers Should Keep Them In Mind

Australian cities are changing. Instead of families living in low-density suburban areas, more parents are

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08 Aug 2018

The Good, Bad & Ugly Sides To Being A Tourist In New York

A four-season destination, the Big Apple is way more than Manhattan, but let’s start there:

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07 Aug 2018

Collaboration Through Technology: The Key To A Prosperous Society

Unlocking the promise of digital Digital infrastructure has long been considered an engine for economic

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06 Aug 2018

The Good, Bad & Ugly Sides To Hong Kong, For Visitors & Residents Alike

Safe streets, efficient transport, restaurants around every corner, the Sevens – there’s lots to like

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06 Aug 2018

Intercultural Cities: “Diversity As An Advantage”

What do Barcelona, Montreal, Hamamatsu, Tanger, Haifa, Ballarat and Mexico City have in common? These

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06 Aug 2018

7.5 Billion & Counting: How Many Humans Can The Earth Support?

Humans are the most populous large mammal on Earth today, and probably in all of

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03 Aug 2018

Cities Are Central To Human Flourishing

In many countries today, cities are the centers of innovation, engines of growth, and home

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03 Aug 2018

What Hope For The Millennial Generation In Politics?

Millennials are confronted by political systems that don’t look like them, speak like them or

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02 Aug 2018

Yes, Humans Are Depleting Earth’s Resources, But ‘Footprint’ Estimates Don’t Tell The Full Story

Experts widely agree that human activities are harming the global environment. Since the Industrial Revolution,

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02 Aug 2018

Green Space, Benches, Sidewalks Needed To Create Age-Friendly Cities

For seniors, the benefits of walking are huge. Research shows that regular walking improves balance

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02 Aug 2018

If Energy Becomes Free In The Future, How Will That Affect Our Lives?

Technology is making the cost of many things trend towards zero. Things we used to

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01 Aug 2018

Will We Always Have The Poor Among Us?

To end poverty, public policy must provide much more than economic resources. Assurances to the

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01 Aug 2018

How Cities Are Creating New Species

From the nut-cracking crows of Sendai to ‘Turdus urbanicus’ (the new urban blackbird), animals are

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01 Aug 2018

Put Work Into Proper Perspective

Do you live to work or work to live? Either (or maybe both) can be

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