15 Feb 2019

Bike-Friendly Cities Should Be Designed For Everyone, Not Just For Wealthy White Cyclists

Designing for bikes has become a hallmark of forward-looking modern cities worldwide. Bike-friendly city ratings

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23 Jan 2019

What The Future Of Work Means For Cities

MIT’s David Autor gave the prestigious Richard T. Ely lecture at the annual meeting 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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19 Sep 2018

Why Cities Rule The World

Cities are the 21st century’s dominant form of civilization — and they’re where humanity’s struggle for survival

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18 Sep 2018

Under What Circumstances Is Inequality OK?

As two years since Brits voted for Brexit is checked off the calendar, the thick

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11 Sep 2018

What Would Adam Smith Think Of Modern Inequality?

The “father of modern economics” saw a role for a well-run government that used taxes

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31 Aug 2018

Natural Disasters Widen Racial Wealth Gap

Damage that natural disasters cause and the recovery efforts launched in their aftermaths have 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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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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06 Jul 2018

New Tech Only Benefits The Elite Until The People Demand More

The United States faces an infrastructure crisis. Report after report warns that the nation’s networks are old,

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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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04 Apr 2018

Algorithms Are Making American Inequality Worse

In a new book, political scientist Virginia Eubanks says using computers to decide who gets

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26 Feb 2018

Why Education Is Key To Preserving The Planet

“The evidence is clear: education changes lives, in ways that are often not fully understood.”

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23 Feb 2018

Can Education Become Truly Egalitarian Worldwide?

The recent Dakar (Senegal) international summit on education concluded on February 3 with the hope to

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14 Feb 2018

How To Use The Power Of Urban Planning To Tackle Inequality

Income inequality creates both spatial and social divides and shows itself within cities in many

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26 Jan 2018

How Can We Bridge The Widening Global Inequality Gap?

For the past five years, I have carried Oxfam’s call to tackle global inequality to

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15 Jun 2017

The Darker Side Of Liveable Cities Like Sydney

Sydney is frequently placed in the top ten of global “liveability” rankings. But despite the

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22 Feb 2017

A Smart City Is, Because Its People Are.

By 2030, 60 percent of the world’s population is expected to live in mega-cities. How

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14 Sep 2016

How Class And Wealth Affect Our Health

Inequities in wealth and income are one of the biggest social, economic and political challenges

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19 Apr 2016

World’s 100 Biggest Cities Will Eat Up Half The Whole World

A new study shows how the largest cities in Asia and North America will power

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11 Mar 2016

2 Charts To Understand Slow Wage Growth In New York

Low-wage jobs have increased but the pay hasn’t kept pace with inflation, according to a

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10 Mar 2016

An Ethical City : An Idea Whose Time Has Come (Or Has Long Been Delayed)

Globally, there is intense discussion about the future of urban life through the World Urban

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07 Mar 2016

Gary Haugen : The Hidden Reason For Poverty The World Needs To Address Now

Collective compassion has meant an overall decrease in global poverty since the 1980s, says civil

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02 Mar 2016

Dan Ariely : How Equal Do We Want The World To Be? You’d Be Surprised

The news of society’s growing inequality makes all of us uneasy. But why? Dan Ariely

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23 Feb 2016

Why Tech Firms Can & Should Do More Than Tech

For many cities, tech hubs have been a key to jump starting economic growth in

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05 Feb 2016

Why The Downward Spiral Of Inequality Is Becoming Harder To Fix

Why does economic inequality—as opposed to just poverty—matter? There are a lot of reasons, but

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08 Dec 2015

The Truth Behind The Gender Wage Gap In The U.S.

“The gender wage gap is complicated. Most people have heard that women make, on average,

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27 Nov 2015

Silicon Valley’s Cause And Solution To Inequality Is The Same

San Francisco is a living crystal ball of what happens when a city refuses to

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03 Sep 2015

A Tale Of Four World Cities Compared

These four cities – home to a total of more than 80 million people –

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30 Jun 2015

How Income Gap Is Different From Wealth Gap

David Leonhardt of the Upshot summarised a work from economist Stephen J. Rose as follows:

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20 Apr 2015

James A. White Sr. : The Little Problem I Had Renting A House

Fifty-three years ago, James A. White Sr. joined the US Air Force. But as an

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13 Feb 2015

Where You Live Affects What You Earn

The part of town where you live—and especially where you grew up—can profoundly affect lifetime

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11 Feb 2015

The Connection Between Successful Cities And Inequality

New research shows that the largest U.S. cities would do well to focus on workers

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