20 Mar 2019

Why Science Matters So Much In The Era Of Fake News And Fallacies

Democracy and social progress die without science and fact-based knowledge. Science and facts are the

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19 Mar 2019

Christchurch Attacks Are A Stark Warning Of Toxic Political Environment That Allows Hate To Flourish

When lives are tragically cut short, it is generally easier to explain the “how” than

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19 Mar 2019

A Constitution Should Help A Country Govern, Not Hobble It

The United States and India, two of the world’s largest and oldest democracies, are both

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18 Mar 2019

4 Ways We Can Avoid A Catastrophic Drought

As the world’s climate patterns continue to shift unpredictably, places where drinking water was once

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14 Mar 2019

Small Housing Solutions For Large City Populations

The UN predicts that 68% of the world population will reside in urban areas by 2050, but

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12 Mar 2019

Border Walls Are Symbols Of Failure

From feudal fortresses to contemporary border barriers, walls have always offered more symbolic value than

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11 Mar 2019

What Poop Can Teach Us About An Ancient City’s Downfall

Never underestimate the power of poop. After more than 1,000 years, it can still have

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10 Mar 2019

Which US Cities Make It Easiest To Commute Without A Car?

A new study examines 20 American cities and finds most are sorely lacking in non-car

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05 Mar 2019

Titanium, For The Safe And Sustainable Modern City

City skylines are often dominated by concrete, steel and glass, but underneath, titanium often provides

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28 Feb 2019

The Best Way To Brand A City? With Architecture And Food

Berlin is big beers and the Fernsehturm TV tower. Paris is the Eiffel Tower, croissants,

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26 Feb 2019

3 Trends In Urban Property Development In 2019

Urban property development trends for 2019 are shifting dramatically. From millennials moving to the suburbs

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18 Feb 2019

The Challenges Of Degrowth In Cities

This article is drawn from the most recent edition of the Veolia Institute’s “Facts Reports”

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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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06 Feb 2019

It’s Official – Hong Kong Is The Most Expensive City In The World To Live In

The most expensive cities to live in around the world in 2019 have been revealed

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02 Feb 2019

The Early State Of America’s 2020 Election

Amazingly, people are already starting to talk about the 2020 elections in the United States.

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01 Feb 2019

Air Pollution May Be Affecting How Happy You Are

For decades now, GDP has been the standard measure of a nation’s well-being. But it

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31 Jan 2019

Polar Vortex : What Is It And How Is It Linked To Climate Change?

The polar vortex has broken into ‘two swirling blobs of cold air’, bringing the most

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25 Jan 2019

The Case For Open Borders

Is a world without borders an idea so crazy it just might work? Scholars weigh

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25 Jan 2019

In A World Becoming More Polarized, Europe Must Stay United

This year’s edition of the Global Risks Report points out an existential need for a cooperative, multistakeholder

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24 Jan 2019

Why The World Should Be Watching India’s Fast-Growing Cities

The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) predicts that future increases in the world’s

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24 Jan 2019

Davos 2019 Key Moments For Day Three

As expected, this year’s World Economic Forum continues to illuminate environmental, economic and societal issues

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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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22 Jan 2019

How Artificial Intelligence Is Already Changing Government

“We don’t have enough people to keep up.” “We have to go through miles of

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21 Jan 2019

Davos 2019 – Ten Points Worth Remembering

The World Economic Forum 2019 will talk about existing and future challenges we all have

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17 Jan 2019

Need To Solve A Border Dispute? Look To Ethiopia Or Uzbekistan

Border disputes have recently taken on renewed importance, threatening political crisis in the UK, US

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17 Jan 2019

The Big Peach: What To Do In Atlanta

If you’re making the move to The Big Peach, you may have a lot of

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15 Jan 2019

The Recipe For Secession: What Makes Nations Leave

Secession doesn’t come from one event but is borne of economic disparities, identity crises, legislative failure,

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14 Jan 2019

The Cost Of Housing Is Tearing Our Society Apart

For the better part of a century, home ownership has been the foundation of the

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11 Jan 2019

10 Predictions For The Global Economy In 2019

The global economy started 2018 with strong, synchronized growth. But as the year progressed, momentum

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10 Jan 2019

Why More Young Adults Live With Their Parents

Economic tumult in the early 2000s persuaded many young people to keep living with their

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09 Jan 2019

Democracy Is Facing Strong Headwinds In 2019

2018 confirmed the trend: liberal democracy is weakening throughout the globe. Latin America is no

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08 Jan 2019

Seven Charts That Show The World Is Actually Becoming A Better Place

Swedish academic Hans Rosling has identified a worrying trend: not only do many people across

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04 Jan 2019

A Healthy Economy Should Be Designed To Thrive Not Grow

What would a sustainable, universally beneficial economy look like? “Like a doughnut,” says Oxford economist

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03 Jan 2019

Kids Who Get Driven Everywhere Don’t Know Where They’re Going

Traffic and kids don’t mix. That’s something people intuitively understand. Automobile collisions disproportionately kill kids, for

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21 Dec 2018

Why Airlines Make You Check Your Carry-On Bags

For the past few years, whenever I take a flight, I’ve noticed that about halfway

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20 Dec 2018

How We Can Design Timeless Cities For Our Collective Future

There’s a creeping sameness in many of our newest urban buildings and streetscapes, says architect

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19 Dec 2018

If you recycled all the plastic garbage in the world, you could buy the NFL, Apple and Microsoft

This year, I served on the judging panel for The Royal Statistical Society’s International Statistic

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17 Dec 2018

A Living, Breathing City Through Smart Technology

As cities become more congested – the United Nations estimate 70% of all humans will

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14 Dec 2018

What Can Bees Teach Us About Building Better Urban Ecosystems?

Vacant land and urban agriculture are rejuvenating wild bee populations. Bees love cities. What can

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13 Dec 2018

Why Black Neighborhoods Are Valued Less Than Other Neighborhoods

Wealth is inherently collective. Whether it’s land or property, shares of a company, artwork or

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12 Dec 2018

Do Security Robots Signal The Death Of Public Space?

A security robot targets the homeless, raising questions about whether private companies can expand their

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12 Dec 2018

What’s Making the United States Poverty Rate Drop?

Over the last five years, the poverty rate in the United States has begun to drop

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11 Dec 2018

Is London too Expensive to Hire Corporate Event Venues

Whenever you decide to organize an event, the very first question that you will have

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11 Dec 2018

When The State Is Unjust, Citizens May Use Justifiable Violence

If you see police choking someone to death – such as Eric Garner, the 43-year-old

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10 Dec 2018

Human Rights 70 Years On: Important Victories As Well As Major Misses

According to Amnesty International, human rights continue to deteriorate. CIVICUS – an umbrella body for

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06 Dec 2018

Designing Cities To Counter Loneliness? Let’s Explore The Possibilities

Do you feel lonely? If you do, you are not alone. While you may think

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04 Dec 2018

How To Turn A Car Town Into A Cycling City

As the home of Royal Philips Electronics for more than 125 years, the southern Netherlands

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03 Dec 2018

Poker Around The World

Playing poker used to be something that required weeks of steadfast preparation and hushed conversations.

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03 Dec 2018

Why Daily Doses Of Nature In The City Matter For People And The Planet

The environmental movement is shifting away from focusing solely on raising awareness about environmental issues.

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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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