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12 Nov 2019

Don’t Get Confused: The Difference Between Veterans Day & Remembrance Day & Armistice Day & Memorial Day

November 11 marks Veterans Day — and Remembrance Day. If you are in the United

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11 Nov 2019

Environmental Stress Is Already Causing Death – This Chaos Map Shows Where

Over 12 days at the start of October 2019 eight people were killed, more than

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10 Nov 2019

Open Science, Leave No One Behind: World Science Day For Peace And Development 2019

November 10 marks the World Science Day for Peace and Development. This annual event, according

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07 Nov 2019

The Countries Best Prepared To Deal With A Pandemic

Multiple times across history, pandemics killed large proportions of humanity. One of the recent pandemics

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07 Nov 2019

A Brief History Of The ISIS: How One Of The World’s Most Violent Terror Group Rose To Power

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead, as confirmed by the terrorist militant group also

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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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06 Nov 2019

The Gunpowder Plot: Torture And Persecution In Fact And Fiction

In 1605, England’s parliament was sitting on a powder keg, literally. Like now, the country

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05 Nov 2019

Climate Change, Pandemics, Biodiversity Loss: No Country Is Sufficiently Prepared

There’s little that the left and the right agree on these days. But surely one

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05 Nov 2019

The World Is In A Revolutionary Moment – How Can The Global Left Be A Serious Player?

We are living in an extraordinary moment in world history. This is a period of

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05 Nov 2019

Why Is Chile Protesting?

Chile has been known as one of the more stable countries in South America but

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04 Nov 2019

Mobility-As-A-Service: The Value Proposition For The Public And Our Urban Systems

Private car ownership is going down soon — it is time for Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) to

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02 Nov 2019

Urban Mobility In The Smart City Age

The rapid development in operational and information technologies can reshape the existing paradigm of urban

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31 Oct 2019

These Are The Pros And Cons Of Every Brexit Option Left On The Table

Boris Johnson’s mantra, ever since becoming prime minister, has been to “get Brexit done”. Yet

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31 Oct 2019

What Does GDP Really Mean?

Gross Domestic Product (GDP)  is among the most used statistics in the field of economics.

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30 Oct 2019

Best US Cities For Halloween 2019

Halloween is just around the corner. Are you prepared? Perhaps you are planning to make

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29 Oct 2019

Hong Kong Protesters Shouldn’t Pin Hopes On Outsiders To Solve Their Impasse With Beijing

The decision by the US House of Representatives to pass legislation tightening up the scrutiny

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29 Oct 2019

Brexit: What Now?

EU27 approved of the extension of the Brexit deadline extension yesterday, October 28. This is

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28 Oct 2019

Baghdadi’s Death Is A Huge Blow To Islamic State, But History Suggests It Won’t Guarantee A Safer World

“A very bad man” has been killed and “the world is now a much safer

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28 Oct 2019

Hong Kong Protests And Brexit Could Both End Up Benefiting Financial Elites

Protests in Hong Kong have captured the world’s attention in recent weeks, with demonstrators closing

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28 Oct 2019

Urban Green Spaces Raise Property Values, Study Finds

Properties are higher in value when they are near green spaces such as gardens and

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25 Oct 2019

As The Climate Changes, Architects And Engineers Need To Design Buildings Differently

In the past seven years, four major disasters have caused serious disruptions in the Northeast

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24 Oct 2019

United Nations At 74: What Is The UN, Anyway?

October 24 is United Nations (UN) Day, marking the day the organization came into existence.

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23 Oct 2019

The Most Congested Cities In Asia 2019

Being stuck in a traffic gridlock could easily ruin a good day. While there are

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18 Oct 2019

The Top 10 Most Resilient Countries In The World 2019

We are living in a world which compels us to constantly take risks. There are

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18 Oct 2019

Three Ways To Stop The Global Economic System Working For Only Rich White Men

Women’s unpaid work is worth $10 trillion annually. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos’s personal wealth dwarves the

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17 Oct 2019

Sweden Ranked As The Most Reputable Country In The World For 2019

When it comes to a country’s reputation, bigger definitely isn’t better. With a combined population

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17 Oct 2019

How Can We Design Sustainable Urban Lighting For Our Cities

We might be taking it for granted for now, but the introduction of lighting in

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16 Oct 2019

World Food Day 2019: All You Need To Know About Global Hunger

October 16 is World Food Day. This is a day to promote awareness and collective

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14 Oct 2019

Does Your City Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day?

Columbus Day commemorates the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the Americas back on October 12,

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14 Oct 2019

Queen’s Speech 2019: The Queen Has Spoken. Let Us Just Get On With It.

Today, October 14, marks the State Opening of Parliament ceremony which formally starts the parliamentary

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11 Oct 2019

Impeachment Won’t Save America’s Democracy

So it’s official: The U.S. House of Representatives, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is moving

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10 Oct 2019

Cities Alive: Designing For Urban Childhoods

Much of the things we do right now will heavily impact future generations. This goes

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10 Oct 2019

Hong Kong Is One Of The Most Unequal Cities In The World. So Why Aren’t The Protesters Angry At The Rich And Powerful?

There have been many explanations for the turmoil in Hong Kong, with protests still ongoing.

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09 Oct 2019

Critical Factors For Mitigating Car Traffic In Cities

Car traffic is a very much present problem in almost all — if not all

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08 Oct 2019

Protecting Children’s Data Privacy In The Smart City

The devices that we use have unique identifiers. With cross-browser fingerprinting, the data we generate

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07 Oct 2019

Examining Inequality: A Gates Foundation Report

In the midst of the growth and development in our world, there are those who

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07 Oct 2019

The Future Of Urban Consumption In A 1.5°C World

In order to maintain a climate-safe future,  the world needs to stay within the established

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04 Oct 2019

The Joker’s Origin Story Comes At A Perfect Moment: Clowns Define Our Times

The joker, the trickster, the jester, the provocateur – there is a rich cultural history

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04 Oct 2019

The Countries With The Best Work-Life Balance

Getting the dynamic between work and other aspects of life can get real tricky. Which

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04 Oct 2019

The History Of The People’s Republic Of China – Through 70 Years Of Mass Parades

Traditionally in China, 70 is an auspicious number. A person who reaches 70 is considered

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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

5 US Cities With The Most Homeless People

While the United States enjoy one of the strongest economies in the world, the benefits

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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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02 Oct 2019

A More Intelligent System For The Scooter Wars

Startups racing to deploy rentable electric scooters around the world seem to be following Facebook

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02 Oct 2019

Smart Cities Could Give The Visually Impaired A New Outlook On Urban Life

Travelling to work, meeting friends for a catch-up or just doing some shopping are often

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01 Oct 2019

We Can’t Save The Planet Unless We Fix Our Destructive Throwaway Economy

Extending the lifetime of all washing machines, notebooks, vacuum cleaners and smartphones in the EU

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30 Sep 2019

Quality Of Nationality Index: What Is Your Nationality’s Worth?

Deeply saddening, yes, but the reality that can be observed in this world is that

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30 Sep 2019

Rethinking Urban Mobility

Cities are the drivers of change. If there is one aspect where cities haven’t driven

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29 Sep 2019

Not convinced on the need for urgent climate action? Here’s what happens to our planet between 1.5°C and 2°C of global warming

Many numbers are bandied around in climate emergency discussions. Of them, 1.5°C is perhaps the

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28 Sep 2019

UN Climate Action Summit Missed A Key Ingredient: Climate Action

A summer of civil unrest. A global climate strike bringing millions of people to the

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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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26 Sep 2019

What To Watch Out On Ontario Culture Days 2019

Ontario Culture Days is happening this coming September 27-29. This year’s edition is a big one

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26 Sep 2019

8 Most Sustainable Countries Around The World

From plastic-filled oceans and climate change to poor healthcare systems and unequal pay, sustainability is

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25 Sep 2019

Is Mental Rigidity Associated With Political Zeal?

Our world is shaping up to be one filled with extreme opinions and polarizing beliefs.

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25 Sep 2019

Climate Emergency: Why Global Mobilization Is So Important

This climate crisis is almost irreversible, and it is global. And global and irreversible should

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23 Sep 2019

How Data Is Powering Smart City Micromobility And Public Transport

The massive volumes of information brought upon by the digital age allow us to move

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23 Sep 2019

The Future Of Air Travel: The Future Ready Airport

The aviation industry literally moves the world and air travel has now become an important

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20 Sep 2019

What Will Define The Smart Cities Of The Future

Over the last decade or so, smart devices have gradually started to become ubiquitous. From

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20 Sep 2019

Combatting Climate Change Doesn’t Mean Abandoning Growth – But It Does Require Tough Choices

With the right combination of policies, we can increase living standards and mitigate global warming

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17 Sep 2019

The Most Surveilled Cities In The World

There are times that you feel like you’re being watched. If you are in these

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