24 Mar 2015

Which Are The Best Countries In The World To Grow Old In?

Pensions and healthcare benefits vary widely across the globe as do people’s perception of their

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03 Apr 2020

What Will The World Be Like After Coronavirus? Four Possible Futures

Where will we be in six months, a year, ten years from now? I lie

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17 Feb 2020

Which Countries Achieved Economic Growth? And Why Does It Matter?

The average person at present is about four times richer than the average person back

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06 Nov 2019

African Countries Can’t Industrialise? Yes, They Can

Narratives are essential. Humans are, after all, “helpless story junkies”. Business and economic success depend

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27 Sep 2019

Growing Pain: The Delusion Of Boundless Economic Growth

Gambling on a future of continued economic growth is a bad bet with long odds

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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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15 Aug 2018

World Poverty Has Plummeted—But Will It Ever Disappear?

Few will deny that the past few years have been rough. But believe it or

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11 Jun 2018

What Each Of The G7 Countries Wants, And What They Need

With many of the Trump administration’s recent decisions running directly counter to the other members’

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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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23 Feb 2018

Managing Shrinking Cities In An Expanding World

Urbanisation has been a well-established trend in the 20th and 21st centuries. However, depopulation and

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22 Feb 2018

Artificial Intelligence Is The Weapon Of The Next Cold War

It is easy to confuse the current geopolitical situation with that of the 1980s. The

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20 Feb 2018

Singapore : New Ideas To Feed A Growing Island

With a goal to reach a total land size of 76,600ha by 2030, compared with

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09 Oct 2017

The Secret Underground World Of Singapore

You’ll never guess what’s beneath the ground you’re standing on. Our government bigwigs have always

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12 Apr 2017

The World’s Greenest City Out Of Dreams, Oil, Pearls, And Sand.

A decade ago Dubai had one of the largest ecological footprints of any city in

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11 Nov 2016

Trump Meets World’s Top 5 Challenges Or Vice Versa?

The election is finally over. It has resulted in the most stunning political upset in

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07 Jun 2016

A Better List Of Top 10 Countries To Live In The World

Where on earth the happiest people reside? Which one is the best place to live

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25 May 2016

Top 20 Cities In The World For Cycling Lifestyle

THE BICYCLE MAKES sense in cities. With rising urbanization, our cities need modern mobility solutions,

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20 May 2016

Live Here For The Best Schools For Your Children In The USA

The United States is a global leader in many regards, but when it comes to

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15 Feb 2016

The Impacts Of An Aging World Population

Overpopulation isn’t something this generation has to worry about much, but under-population? That’s a very

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22 Oct 2015

Top 10 Countries For Retail Development & Expansion

Global consulting firm A.T. Kearney released its annual Global Retail Development Index (GRDI) and there

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05 Oct 2015

The 10 Best Emerging Markets For Retail

Neither turmoil in the global markets nor geopolitical tensions can hold retailers down. Through a

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14 Jul 2015

Simon Anholt : Which Country Does The Most Good For The World?

“It’s an unexpected side effect of globalization: problems that once would have stayed local—say, a

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21 May 2015

World’s Best Cities For Coffee

When traveling, coffee lovers need to know where to go to escape the substandard American-style

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03 Feb 2015

The World’s Healthiest Cities

What makes a city healthy? A combination of factors, ranging from readily available healthcare to

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14 Aug 2017

What Is the Future of Senior Living?

Familiar amenities, technology becoming must-haves for senior living. As more and more Baby Boomers hurtle headfirst

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02 Feb 2020

2019 Is The Year Of Democratic Setbacks And Popular Protests

The global 2019 Democracy Index score diminished from 5.48 in 2018 to 5.44 2019, according

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18 Dec 2019

Why Democracy Produces Incompetent Leaders – And How to Fix it

Democracy doesn’t work. Plato thought it was a terrible system, a prelude to tyranny, giving

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29 Nov 2019

The Five Corrupt Pillars Of Climate Change Denial

The fossil fuel industry, political lobbyists, media moguls and individuals have spent the past 30

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26 Nov 2019

Where Air Pollution Cuts Life Expectancy the Most

If you’re living in these ten countries, then your life expectancy is computed to be

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03 Oct 2019

Pathological Power: The Danger Of Governments Led By Narcissists And Psychopaths

After spending his early life suffering under the Nazis and then Stalin, the Polish psychologist

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02 Oct 2019

Dude! Where’s My Democracy?

People turn to authoritarian leaders not because they distrust democracy but because our system is

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16 Sep 2019

The Plastic Challenge: Are We Solving the Plastic Problem or Creating Demons for the Future?

When plastic became the “wonder” product for solving so many modern issues in the 1970s,

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23 Jun 2019

Violent Crime Is Like Infectious Disease – And We Know How To Stop It Spreading

Headlines scream about “epidemics” of shootings and stabbings – but what if we took that

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14 Jun 2019

How Technology Is Shaping Creative Activism In The 21st Century

Two decades into the 21st century, one would expect all manner of “new and innovative”

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24 May 2019

Can We Establish Forms Of Home Ownership That Promote Empathy And Solidarity?

There are few forms of consumption that match the depth of feeling brought to homeownership.

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22 Apr 2019

Why Desperation Could Be The Key To Tackling Climate Change

Last October, something strange happened when the United Nations released a report saying we have

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05 Apr 2019

The Most Valuable Tool For Ending Poverty? Data.

The data revolution is under way, and data has impacted how we buy, work, live—even

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07 Dec 2018

How Where You’re Born Influences The Person You Become

As early as the fifth century, the Greek historian Thucydides contrasted the self-control and stoicism

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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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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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18 Sep 2018

Humanity Is More Important Than Money — It’s Time For Capitalism To Get An Upgrade

What capitalism prioritizes, the world does more of. So how can we change capitalism so

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13 Sep 2018

Lessons From Cities That Plan For Their Rivers

In Nairobi, Kenya, the government is destroying buildings constructed on riparian land in a bid

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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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11 Jun 2018

We Made Plastic. We Depend On It. Now We’re Drowning In It.

The miracle material has made modern life possible. But more than 40 percent of it

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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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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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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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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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21 Mar 2018

Why Isn’t Australia An Active Travel Mecca?

Australian city planners are seeking ways to make cities better for walking and cycling. “Walkability and cyclability are

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