17 Jan 2019

Need To Solve A Border Dispute? Look To Ethiopia Or Uzbekistan

Border disputes have recently taken on renewed importance, threatening political crisis in the UK, US

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17 Jan 2019

The Big Peach: What To Do In Atlanta

If you’re making the move to The Big Peach, you may have a lot of

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15 Jan 2019

The Recipe For Secession: What Makes Nations Leave

Secession doesn’t come from one event but is borne of economic disparities, identity crises, legislative failure,

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14 Jan 2019

The Cost Of Housing Is Tearing Our Society Apart

For the better part of a century, home ownership has been the foundation of the

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11 Jan 2019

10 Predictions For The Global Economy In 2019

The global economy started 2018 with strong, synchronized growth. But as the year progressed, momentum

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10 Jan 2019

Why More Young Adults Live With Their Parents

Economic tumult in the early 2000s persuaded many young people to keep living with their

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09 Jan 2019

Democracy Is Facing Strong Headwinds In 2019

2018 confirmed the trend: liberal democracy is weakening throughout the globe. Latin America is no

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08 Jan 2019

Seven Charts That Show The World Is Actually Becoming A Better Place

Swedish academic Hans Rosling has identified a worrying trend: not only do many people across

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04 Jan 2019

A Healthy Economy Should Be Designed To Thrive Not Grow

What would a sustainable, universally beneficial economy look like? “Like a doughnut,” says Oxford economist

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03 Jan 2019

Kids Who Get Driven Everywhere Don’t Know Where They’re Going

Traffic and kids don’t mix. That’s something people intuitively understand. Automobile collisions disproportionately kill kids, for

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21 Dec 2018

Why Airlines Make You Check Your Carry-On Bags

For the past few years, whenever I take a flight, I’ve noticed that about halfway

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20 Dec 2018

How We Can Design Timeless Cities For Our Collective Future

There’s a creeping sameness in many of our newest urban buildings and streetscapes, says architect

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19 Dec 2018

If you recycled all the plastic garbage in the world, you could buy the NFL, Apple and Microsoft

This year, I served on the judging panel for The Royal Statistical Society’s International Statistic

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17 Dec 2018

A Living, Breathing City Through Smart Technology

As cities become more congested – the United Nations estimate 70% of all humans will

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14 Dec 2018

What Can Bees Teach Us About Building Better Urban Ecosystems?

Vacant land and urban agriculture are rejuvenating wild bee populations. Bees love cities. What can

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13 Dec 2018

Why Black Neighborhoods Are Valued Less Than Other Neighborhoods

Wealth is inherently collective. Whether it’s land or property, shares of a company, artwork or

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12 Dec 2018

Do Security Robots Signal The Death Of Public Space?

A security robot targets the homeless, raising questions about whether private companies can expand their

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12 Dec 2018

What’s Making the United States Poverty Rate Drop?

Over the last five years, the poverty rate in the United States has begun to drop

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11 Dec 2018

Is London too Expensive to Hire Corporate Event Venues

Whenever you decide to organize an event, the very first question that you will have

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11 Dec 2018

When The State Is Unjust, Citizens May Use Justifiable Violence

If you see police choking someone to death – such as Eric Garner, the 43-year-old

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10 Dec 2018

Human Rights 70 Years On: Important Victories As Well As Major Misses

According to Amnesty International, human rights continue to deteriorate. CIVICUS – an umbrella body for

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06 Dec 2018

Designing Cities To Counter Loneliness? Let’s Explore The Possibilities

Do you feel lonely? If you do, you are not alone. While you may think

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04 Dec 2018

How To Turn A Car Town Into A Cycling City

As the home of Royal Philips Electronics for more than 125 years, the southern Netherlands

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03 Dec 2018

Poker Around The World

Playing poker used to be something that required weeks of steadfast preparation and hushed conversations.

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03 Dec 2018

Why Daily Doses Of Nature In The City Matter For People And The Planet

The environmental movement is shifting away from focusing solely on raising awareness about environmental issues.

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30 Nov 2018

Does The G20 Summit Really Make A Difference? World Leaders Reckon It Does

“The secret to success is sincerity. Learn to fake that, and you’ve got it made.”

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28 Nov 2018

Could Blockchain Voting Fix Democracy?

There’s no shortage of debate about the role tech has played in politics. From misinformation

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27 Nov 2018

How Do We Improve Cities Without Causing Displacement?

As demand for urban living continues to increase, how do we make our cities better

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26 Nov 2018

Why Are So Many Government Projects Late And Over Budget?

Ironically, it can happen because managers skip steps in an effort to go faster. State

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22 Nov 2018

These Are The 8 Major Forces Shaping The Future Of The Global Economy

The world is changing faster than ever before. With billions of people hyper-connected to each

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20 Nov 2018

The Non-Brits Guide To Brexit (Because It Affects You Too)

The European Union is arguably the world’s most powerful bloc. But it’s about to lose

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13 Nov 2018

Why Walkable Cities Are Good For The Economy, According To A City Planner

People spend more money when cities are less vehicle-oriented. You’ve probably seen the term “walkability”

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12 Nov 2018

How Did The First World War Start?

The causes of the Great War are still being debated a century on, but time

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09 Nov 2018

World Politics Explainer: The Fall Of The Berlin Wall

This article is part of our series of explainers on key moments in the past

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09 Nov 2018

What Do States Have Against Cities, Anyway?

For as long as there have been cities and state legislatures in this country, the

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08 Nov 2018

Why Global Talent Clusters Around Cities

For now, U.S. cities lead in attracting global talent, but cities across the world are

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07 Nov 2018

Do Sister Cities Matter?

Sister cities may seem like mere symbolic pairings, but many actually share meaningful ties that

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06 Nov 2018

Will Smart Technology Solve The Urban Waste Crisis?

The migration of people into the world’s urban centres has created crisis levels of waste.

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06 Nov 2018

Ballot Position: It Matters

Did you know that ballot position can have an effect on voting? The first-listed candidate

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31 Oct 2018

2018’s Best Places In US For Halloween

It’s once again the most spook-tacular time of the year! Kids and adults alike dress

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30 Oct 2018

What History Reveals About Surges In Anti-Semitism & Anti-Immigrant Sentiments

The shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh is believed to be the

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29 Oct 2018

World Hunger Has Risen For Three Straight Years, And Climate Change Is A Cause

World hunger has risen for a third consecutive year, according to the United Nations’ annual

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27 Oct 2018

Why Are U.S. Borders Straight Lines?

More than a century before the U.S. Civil War, between 1735 and 1737, Maryland and

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22 Oct 2018

How To Get People To Vote

In the United States midterm elections, it is common for as few as 40% of

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19 Oct 2018

Slavery Was Never Abolished – It Affects Millions, And You May Be Funding It

When we think of slavery, many of us think of historical or so-called “traditional forms”

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18 Oct 2018

Does Racial Bias Show Up In The Crosswalk?

African Americans may have to wait in a crosswalk about 32 percent longer than white

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17 Oct 2018

Can Universal Basic Income Achieve Economic Security?

A wealthy country like the United States needs a solution for improving the supply and

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16 Oct 2018

Machine Learning Makes A Cost-Effective Environmental Watchdog

Machine learning could help safeguard public health and spot environmental dangers, according to new research.

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15 Oct 2018

Here Are The Real Boundaries Of American Metropolises, Decided By An Algorithm

How is the U.S. actually split geographically? When we think about where we live, usually our

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15 Oct 2018

An Intriguing Sci-Fi Vision Of A Megacity

Artist Olalekan Jeyifous creates fantastical, futuristic images of Lagos, Nigeria, to get people thinking about

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