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25 Aug 2019

Amazon Fires Explained: What Are They, Why Are They So Damaging, And How Can We Stop Them?

Imagine a rainforest at dawn – the tall canopy laden with dripping ferns and orchids,

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24 Aug 2019

‘We Die Together’: Hong Kong Protests Are Being Driven By A Fearless Young Generation

As the protests in Hong Kong continue, it’s not uncommon to see teenagers dressed in

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23 Aug 2019

These Are The World’s Most Innovative Countries 2019

When it comes to innovation, which country reigns supreme? It’s time to find out. This

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23 Aug 2019

Which Climate Innovations Will Really Limit Global Warming?

To help filter the most effective innovations to invest in, a global initiative has developed

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23 Aug 2019

Leaked Documents Show Brazil’s Bolsonaro Has Grave Plans For Amazon Rainforest

Leaked documents show that Jair Bolsonaro’s government intends to use the Brazilian president’s hate speech

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23 Aug 2019

Mobile Forests Could Help Cities Cope With Climate Change

Cities are becoming harder places to live in as climate change brings higher temperatures, water

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22 Aug 2019

Increasing Wildfires Threaten To Turn Much Of Northern Hemisphere’s Forests From Vital Carbon Stores Into Climate Heaters

In 2014, we travelled to the northern boreal forests of Canada to set experimental fires

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21 Aug 2019

Amazon Rainforests That Were Once Fire-Proof Have Become Flammable

The Amazon rainforest is described as the planet’s lungs for good reason. So much carbon

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21 Aug 2019

Which Countries Have The Most Trade Agreements?

Which countries are the most involved when it comes to trade? Here are those who

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20 Aug 2019

Britain After Brexit: Welcome To The Vulture Restaurant

US business will asset-strip the UK, but that’s not all: the Pentagon will find the

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20 Aug 2019

Top 10 Most Expensive Cities To Live In 2019

According to a report by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) conducted annually, these cities recorded

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19 Aug 2019

The Most Air Polluted Countries Of 2019

Air pollution is among the greatest threats to human health, with an estimated 7 million

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19 Aug 2019

Surprise! Digital Space Isn’t Replacing Public Space, And Might Even Help Make It Better

You’re on the train on your daily commute, head bowed, peering at your phone. A

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18 Aug 2019

7 Things To Look Out For In Future Smart Cities

Smart cities are continually taking shape. With all these developments happening, what should we be

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16 Aug 2019

The Infantilization Of Western Culture

If you regularly watch TV, you’ve probably seen a cartoon bear pitching you toilet paper,

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16 Aug 2019

Beijing Is Moving To Stamp Out The Hong Kong Protests – But It May Have Already Lost The City For Good

Since the start of mass demonstrations in Hong Kong in early June, there has been

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15 Aug 2019

Pseudoscience Is Taking Over Social Media – And Putting Us All At Risk

Search for “climate change” on YouTube and before long you’ll likely find a video that

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15 Aug 2019

Hong Kong Protests: History Lessons For Beijing From British Colonial Era Uprising

Beijing has made no secret that it is weighing up the option of using force

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14 Aug 2019

How City Squares Can Be Public Places Of Protest Or Centres Of State Control

Today’s urban public spaces tend to represent governments and cities rather than people and citizens.

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13 Aug 2019

Internet Of Autonomous Vehicles: Improving Mobility On Our Cities

Almost nothing will happen without some form of movement. Mobility is one of the non-negotiables

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13 Aug 2019

Modi Ushers In A New Intolerant India And Revokes Multicultural Democracy

The Hindu Nationalist government of Narendra Modi, with unexpected suddenness, has abolished the special constitutional

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13 Aug 2019

Hong Kong: Why The ‘One Country, Two Systems’ Model Is On Its Last Legs

Protest organisers in Hong Kong claim that nearly two million people, most clad in black

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12 Aug 2019

When Less Is More: Being a Minimalist in Cities

A minimalist mindset could be exactly what you need to have a better city living.

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12 Aug 2019

Hong Kong’s Mass Protests: An Explainer

The Hong Kong mass protests made it past the eight-week mark and it has been

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11 Aug 2019

Are Shared E-Scooters Good For The Planet? Only If They Replace Car Trips

Shared dockless electric scooters, or e-scooters, transport riders over short distances in cities. Ride share

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10 Aug 2019

Why Green Spaces In Cities Are Beneficial To Your Mental Well-Being

Green spaces do more than just give some colour to the concrete jungle that is

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09 Aug 2019

How To Ensure Your Small Business Stays Relevant In A Big City

Cities are colorful, engaging, and lively hubs of young professionals, savvy business owners, the new,

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08 Aug 2019

Poor Housing Leaves Its Mark On Our Mental Health For Years To Come

Australia carries an enormous and increasing mental health burden. At the same time, housing disadvantage

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07 Aug 2019

What Sort Of ‘Development’ Has No Place For A Billion Slum Dwellers?

Imagine a community of 200,000. Convivial, walkable, six times the density of Manhattan but with

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07 Aug 2019

Top 5 Smart Cities You Need On Your Go-To List

Curious about what kind of technology cities of the future can offer? Ever wondered how

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07 Aug 2019

Top 10 Life-Changing Benefits Of Regular Cycling

Cycling regularly can give you more than you think. There is more to cycling than

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07 Aug 2019

Stop Blaming Video Games For Mass Killings

In the wake of the El Paso shooting on Aug. 3 that left 22 dead

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06 Aug 2019

When World Leaders Thought You Shouldn’t Need Passports Or Visas

In the age of heavily restricted migration, passport control seems a natural prerogative of the

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06 Aug 2019

Could A National Buyback Program Reduce Gun Violence In America?

Americans own nearly half of the world’s guns, with approximately 120 firearms for every 100

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05 Aug 2019

How Digital Banking Is Reshaping The Finance Industry

The finance sector has been virtually ever-present across time, just in different forms. In our

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05 Aug 2019

Fun Cities To Visit With Kids

Although having kids on board brings about a lot of lifestyle changes, and can sometimes

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05 Aug 2019

Challenges To Implementing Urban Master Plans – What Are We Missing?

We often hear statements saying that many Sub-Saharan African cities are 60-80%  “unplanned.” However, this

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02 Aug 2019

European Union: An Explainer

What is the European Union (EU)? Why was it established and how does it work?

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01 Aug 2019

Protest Is Not Enough To Topple A Dictator: The Army Must Also Turn

What does it take to overthrow a dictator? Reflecting on this question in exile, Leon

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01 Aug 2019

Mexico Turns Highways Into Stunning Vertical Gardens

To fast-track development, most cities transformed greeneries into grey concrete roads and buildings. Mexico City

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31 Jul 2019

The Ups And Downs And Clashes Of Western Civilization

Ethnocentric, sexist and racist ideologies demonstrate why it is important to de-colonise the study and

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30 Jul 2019

Addis Ababa’s Street Hustlers Helped Build The City – Now They’re Being Pushed Out

The population of Africa is booming, but as long as productivity and employment remain unsteady,

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29 Jul 2019

Getting Into The Urban Property Development Market: How Developers Can Appeal To Metro Masses And Break The Profit Barrier

The urban property regeneration continues, with both businesses and renters flocking to the cities in

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29 Jul 2019

Globalization And The Enchantment Of The World

What does the term “globalization” mean? Is it a strictly economic phenomenon or does it

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29 Jul 2019

50 Years After Apollo 11, Why Haven’t We Gone Back To The Moon?

Fifty years have passed since the first moon landing on July 20, 1969 by Apollo

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27 Jul 2019

Diversity: The Same Old Faces Are Deciding The World’s Future And It Affects Us All

Just 160,000 Tory party members chose Britain’s new prime minister, Boris Johnson. It’s the first

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25 Jul 2019

Climate Change: We Can Reclaim Cities From The Car Without Inconveniencing People

Since the 1920s, the car has revolutionised the way people travel; eliminating the constraints of

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25 Jul 2019

Digital Earth: The Paradigm Now Shaping Our World’s Data Cities

Today’s smart cities rely on networks: squillions of semiconductor devices that constantly pulse electromagnetic waves

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24 Jul 2019

China And The World: Inside The Dynamics Of A Changing Relationship

China is currently one of the world’s most powerful economies. Now touted as the world’s

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23 Jul 2019

Boris Johnson Is UK’s New Prime Minister – What To Expect

Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is now UK’s new Prime Minister. After months of Brexit

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23 Jul 2019

New Wave Of Smart Cities Has Arrived – And They’re Nothing Like Science Fiction

An abandoned mine shaft beneath the town of Mansfield, England is an unlikely place to

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22 Jul 2019

The Bike As A Future Mobility Solution For Cleaner Cities

The Norwegian Capital of Oslo has incorporated plans to increase the usage and number of

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18 Jul 2019

Global Cooperation Depends On The Strength Of Local Connections

The story of humanity is one of extraordinary cooperation but also terrible conflict. We come

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17 Jul 2019

The Cities Where Libraries Are Thriving

These are the top 12 cities which recorded the most number of books loaned in

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17 Jul 2019

Why Central Banks Need To Take Human Rights More Seriously

Many central banks are rethinking their approach to the environmental and social impact of their

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17 Jul 2019

Why Won’t The US Supreme Court Do Anything About Racism?

The Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke fired 16 shots, killing the African-American teenager Laquan

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15 Jul 2019

Top 10 Most Peaceful Countries 2019

Which countries are the most peaceful? The Global Peace Index 2019 is here to answer

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12 Jul 2019

The World’s Best Student Cities

Planning to go to university? Here are the world’s best cities to get that degree: 

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10 Jul 2019

Floating Cities: Cities Of The Future

Ever thought of living in a floating city? Oceanix is one step closer to that

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10 Jul 2019

Eight Ways To Halt A Global Food Crisis

There are serious challenges to global food supply everywhere we look. Intensive use of fertilisers

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