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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21 May 2018

Why Fascism Is So Tempting – And How Your Data Could Power It

In a profound talk about technology and power, author and historian Yuval Noah Harari explains

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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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18 May 2018

How Your Mind, Under Stress, Gets Better At Processing Bad News

Some of the most important decisions you will make in your lifetime will occur while

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17 May 2018

Are Dictators On The Way Out – Or On The Way Up?

All around the world, democracy is looking shaky. While consolidated democracies are struggling to stay

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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

How Do We Measure Well-Being?

Opinions differ on the definition of well-being. Yet there’s a growing consensus that it cannot

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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

Big Tech Is An Extractive Industry, It Must Be Regulated As Such

The biggest scandal of the power of Big Tech is not privacy. There is a

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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

Fewer Diplomats, More Armed Force Defines US Leadership Today

A strong legacy of U.S. leadership and engagement in global politics has been reduced today

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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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08 May 2018

The Tech Bias : Why Silicon Valley Needs Social Theory

In the summer of 2017, a now infamous memo came to light. Written by James Damore, then

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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

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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03 May 2018

How To Wrestle Your Data From Data Brokers, Silicon Valley — & Cambridge Analytica

Cambridge Analytica thinks that I’m a “Very Unlikely Republican.” Another political data firm, ALC Digital,

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03 May 2018

How The Crisis Of The 1930s Made The Catholic Church Modern

The 20th century is littered with failed global experiments. The British Empire roared into the

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02 May 2018

Who Are The World’s Biggest Military Spenders?

US, China and Saudi Arabia top list of military spending. Research institute says world military

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02 May 2018

Against Metrics : How Measuring Performance By Numbers Backfires

More and more companies, government agencies, educational institutions and philanthropic organisations are today in the

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01 May 2018

North And South Korea Met – But What Does It Really Mean?

The moving footage of South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

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30 Apr 2018

How Climate Change And Disease Helped The Fall Of Rome

At some time or another, every historian of Rome has been asked to say where we are,

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30 Apr 2018

Population Pyramids : Powerful Predictors Of The Future

Why is Rwanda’s population skyrocketing, while Japan’s population is declining? Population statistics are like crystal

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28 Apr 2018

The Surest Way To Change Society Is Not By Volunteering… It Is By Creating Jobs

The first time I encountered Roberta, I was elbow-deep in a pot of kidney beans.

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27 Apr 2018

How To Fix American Stupidity

When so many obviously intelligent and well-educated Americans claim that global warming is a “hoax”; when we

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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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27 Apr 2018

We Are Entering A New Epoch : The Century Of The Migrant

Today there are more than 1 billion regional and international migrants, and the number continues

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26 Apr 2018

Yes, Mathematics Can Be Decolonised. Here’s How To Begin

At a time when decolonisation, part of which involves changing the content of what’s taught,

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25 Apr 2018

South Korean Youths: ‘We’re Too Busy For Reunification’

“We have no interest in [Korea] reunification. We’re just too busy.” The Korean War may

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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

How Is The United States Such A Powerful Superpower & Yet Americans Seem To Be So Stupid?

I mean, seriously, haven’t we all pondered this at one time or another – or

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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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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 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

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

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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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

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

How Do You Identify Fake News?

Remember when 318 people were shot in Chicago on Halloween 2015 and former President Barack Obama declared

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