06 Jun 2019

The Top 10 Small Cities For Gamers In The U.S.

Fast internet. Gaming communities. Esports leagues. Tech jobs. These cities have it all. With the

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05 Jun 2019

How Repression Can Fuel A Movement

This text is adapted from “The Paradox of Repression and Nonviolent Movements,” edited by Lester

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04 Jun 2019

From China To Poland, Lessons From June 4, 1989

On the same day Poles celebrated the freedom to choose their own representatives, China’s political

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03 Jun 2019

Why Remember The Past? The Case Of Tiananmen

Most people know from daily experience that memories are vital for their sense of well-being.

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03 Jun 2019

‘World Heritage’ site selection is Eurocentric – and that shapes which historic places get love and money

The April 2019 fire that engulfed France’s Notre Dame Cathedral, in Paris, led to an

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30 May 2019

Why Modern Cities Are Going Green And Getting Rid Of Plastic

It has been making international headlines, cities around the world are adapting to living without

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30 May 2019

Data Collaboration For The Common Good

Powering the tremendous reshaping of the different sectors of the society brought upon by the

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29 May 2019

Shaping ASEAN’s Future Readiness

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is the fifth largest manufacturing economy of the

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29 May 2019

Cities Are Growing Insanely Fast: How Can We  Prepare

The world is going urban. More than half (55 per cent) of the global population

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28 May 2019

Explainer: What Is The World Economic Forum?

Each year, the World Economic Forum (WEF) gathers leaders to discuss various global issues. This

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27 May 2019

Business Growth And Start-Up Trends In The Middle East: What Should Young People Be Aware Of?

The Middle East is a growing market with huge potentials that no one is unaware

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24 May 2019

Smart Cities Aim To Make Urban Life More Efficient – But For Citizens’ Sake They Need To Slow Down

All over the world, governments, institutions and businesses are combining technologies for gathering data, enhancing

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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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23 May 2019

4 Tech Must-Haves for Extreme Weather Cities

Cities across the U.S. and Canada experienced bitter winter temps at the end of 2018

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22 May 2019

Civilisational Collapse Has A Bright Past – But A Dark Future

Is the collapse of a civilisation necessarily calamitous? The failure of the Egyptian Old Kingdom

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21 May 2019

Saudi Arabia Is Building Neom City, A Futuristic Green-Powered Megacity

Saudi Arabia recently announced a plan to build a megacity called Neom City, meaning “New

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21 May 2019

Stuck In Traffic? Productive Things You Can Do While In Your Car

For most people, congested traffic is a daily scenario when going to classes or to

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21 May 2019

How Many Times Do You Think Your Life Was Affected By A Robot?

Unless you have a robot vacuum cleaner, you might say that robots had no real impact

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21 May 2019

How New York Is Becoming A Leading Smart City

Smart cities relate to destinations that have chosen to adopt technology, to improve a city’s

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16 May 2019

Addressing Climate Change: What Cities Can Do

With development accumulating at a rapid pace, cities continue to grow in number. Right now,

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15 May 2019

Essentials For Making City Driving Easier

An average of 6 million motor vehicle accidents happen in the US, and 3 million people are

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15 May 2019

A Month After The Fire: Rebuilding The Notre-Dame Cathedral

It’s been a month since the Notre Dame cathedral was razed by flames last April

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14 May 2019

There Are Dozens Of Ways To Rank Cities. Here’s What They All Get Wrong

Every year, the world’s most “liveable” cities are celebrated, in city rankings published by Mercer,

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10 May 2019

Who’s Who In US Election 2020

US Elections is nearing and lots of names have popped up. It’s easy to get

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08 May 2019

A Not So Cool Thing About Air Conditioners

The past five years (2014-2018) are the hottest years on record. Every year, the world

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07 May 2019

Colonialism As Mitosis – The Rise And Fall Of Empires, Rendered As Cell Division

During the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, Great Britain, France, Portugal and Spain controlled vast

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04 May 2019

China’s Belt & Road Initiative: A Quick Explainer

Leaders from different parts of the world convened in the Second Belt and Road Forum

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03 May 2019

Singapore’s Changi Terminal 5: Looking Ahead

For the past seven years, Singapore’s Changi Airport is named the world’s best airport. It

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03 May 2019

Sri Lanka Attacks: Ban Of Social Media May Hide Truth

Recently, the Sri Lankan government ordered then ban of social media and messaging apps in

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02 May 2019

Global Inequality Is 25% Higher Than It Would Have Been In A Climate-Stable World

Those least responsible for global warming will suffer the most. Poorer countries – those that

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01 May 2019

Reiwa: The New Japanese Imperial Era

On April 30, 2019 Japanese Emperor Akihito officially abdicated the throne. Now, we are witnessing

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30 Apr 2019

Cities & Towns Behind Avengers: Endgame

Needless to say, Avengers: Endgame has conquered the box office. Now that you’re done (or

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30 Apr 2019

The Best Cities To Live When Entering The Medical Field

Health care is needed all over the world, but there are certain cities that are

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29 Apr 2019

How Cities Became The New Laboratories Of Democracy

The ascent of cities is real, though things may not be as rosy as some

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26 Apr 2019

Predictability In Chaos: Common Statistical Patterns In Urban Terrorism

Whenever we think about terrorism, destruction and disarray comes to mind. Attacks are surprising and

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25 Apr 2019

The City On Your Selfies: How Instagram Helps Us Learn More About Urban Dynamics

For so long, social scientists have taken interest in the dynamics of cities, and rightfully

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25 Apr 2019

What To Do Before, During & After An Earthquake

Developments in data science are now paving the way to what in the past is

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23 Apr 2019

Urban Farming Produces More Than Food: Social Networks Are A Key Spinoff

Urban agriculture, the cultivation of crops and animals in an urban environment, is known to

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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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19 Apr 2019

Notre Dame: How A Rebuilt Cathedral Could Be Just As Wonderful

The destruction of Notre Dame cathedral is lamentable. A wonderful icon has been largely destroyed

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17 Apr 2019

Why Are We So Moved By The Plight Of The Notre Dame?

Scrolling through news of the Notre Dame fire on social media feeds was like watching

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16 Apr 2019

Why Notre Dame Matters

Notre Dame is on fire, and its spire has fallen. As of Monday afternoon, we

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15 Apr 2019

The Wars That Inspired Game Of Thrones

Beginning around 1377, medieval England was shaken by a power struggle between two noble families,

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12 Apr 2019

Did European Colonisation Precipitate The Little Ice Age?

Many of us think that rapid environmental change is a quintessentially modern crisis. Today, temperatures

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11 Apr 2019

We Have Seen The Unseeable: Astronomers Capture First Image Of A Black Hole

An international collaboration presents paradigm-shifting observations of the gargantuan black hole at the heart of

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10 Apr 2019

Bias In Cable News

How much does consuming news with a strong political slant influence Americans’ votes in presidential

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09 Apr 2019

Power And Powerlessness In Global Cities

How does today’s globalization transform our perceptions of urban inequality and how do we respond

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08 Apr 2019

Three Ways Cities Can Help Feed The World, Without Costing The Earth

Climate change is underway, and human activities such as urbanisation, industrialisation and food production are

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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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05 Apr 2019

What Cape Town’s Drought Can Teach Other Cities About Climate Adaptation

Extreme weather events, such as Cyclone Idai that has recently devastated Beira, Mozambique, and Hurricane

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