15 Nov 2019

Urban Unrest Propels Global Wave Of Protests

Numerous anti-government protests have paralyzed cities across the globe for months, from La Paz, Bolivia,

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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19 Oct 2018

Slavery Was Never Abolished – It Affects Millions, And You May Be Funding It

When we think of slavery, many of us think of historical or so-called “traditional forms”

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19 Sep 2018

Why Cities Rule The World

Cities are the 21st century’s dominant form of civilization — and they’re where humanity’s struggle for survival

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18 Sep 2018

Under What Circumstances Is Inequality OK?

As two years since Brits voted for Brexit is checked off the calendar, the thick

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31 Aug 2018

Natural Disasters Widen Racial Wealth Gap

Damage that natural disasters cause and the recovery efforts launched in their aftermaths have increased

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16 Aug 2018

The Enemy Between Us: How Inequality Erodes Our Mental Health

Inequality creates the social and political divisions that isolate us from each other. When people

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06 Jul 2018

New Tech Only Benefits The Elite Until The People Demand More

The United States faces an infrastructure crisis. Report after report warns that the nation’s networks are old,

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26 Apr 2018

Yes, Mathematics Can Be Decolonised. Here’s How To Begin

At a time when decolonisation, part of which involves changing the content of what’s taught,

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04 Apr 2018

Algorithms Are Making American Inequality Worse

In a new book, political scientist Virginia Eubanks says using computers to decide who gets

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26 Feb 2018

Why Education Is Key To Preserving The Planet

“The evidence is clear: education changes lives, in ways that are often not fully understood.”

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23 Feb 2018

Can Education Become Truly Egalitarian Worldwide?

The recent Dakar (Senegal) international summit on education concluded on February 3 with the hope to

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14 Feb 2018

How To Use The Power Of Urban Planning To Tackle Inequality

Income inequality creates both spatial and social divides and shows itself within cities in many

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26 Jan 2018

How Can We Bridge The Widening Global Inequality Gap?

For the past five years, I have carried Oxfam’s call to tackle global inequality to

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15 Jun 2017

The Darker Side Of Liveable Cities Like Sydney

Sydney is frequently placed in the top ten of global “liveability” rankings. But despite the

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22 Feb 2017

A Smart City Is, Because Its People Are.

By 2030, 60 percent of the world’s population is expected to live in mega-cities. How

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14 Sep 2016

How Class And Wealth Affect Our Health

Inequities in wealth and income are one of the biggest social, economic and political challenges

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19 Apr 2016

World’s 100 Biggest Cities Will Eat Up Half The Whole World

A new study shows how the largest cities in Asia and North America will power

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11 Mar 2016

2 Charts To Understand Slow Wage Growth In New York

Low-wage jobs have increased but the pay hasn’t kept pace with inflation, according to a

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10 Mar 2016

An Ethical City : An Idea Whose Time Has Come (Or Has Long Been Delayed)

Globally, there is intense discussion about the future of urban life through the World Urban

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07 Mar 2016

Gary Haugen : The Hidden Reason For Poverty The World Needs To Address Now

Collective compassion has meant an overall decrease in global poverty since the 1980s, says civil

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02 Mar 2016

Dan Ariely : How Equal Do We Want The World To Be? You’d Be Surprised

The news of society’s growing inequality makes all of us uneasy. But why? Dan Ariely

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23 Feb 2016

Why Tech Firms Can & Should Do More Than Tech

For many cities, tech hubs have been a key to jump starting economic growth in

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05 Feb 2016

Why The Downward Spiral Of Inequality Is Becoming Harder To Fix

Why does economic inequality—as opposed to just poverty—matter? There are a lot of reasons, but

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08 Dec 2015

The Truth Behind The Gender Wage Gap In The U.S.

“The gender wage gap is complicated. Most people have heard that women make, on average,

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27 Nov 2015

Silicon Valley’s Cause And Solution To Inequality Is The Same

San Francisco is a living crystal ball of what happens when a city refuses to

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03 Sep 2015

A Tale Of Four World Cities Compared

These four cities – home to a total of more than 80 million people –

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30 Jun 2015

How Income Gap Is Different From Wealth Gap

David Leonhardt of the Upshot summarised a work from economist Stephen J. Rose as follows:

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20 Apr 2015

James A. White Sr. : The Little Problem I Had Renting A House

Fifty-three years ago, James A. White Sr. joined the US Air Force. But as an

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13 Feb 2015

Where You Live Affects What You Earn

The part of town where you live—and especially where you grew up—can profoundly affect lifetime

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11 Feb 2015

The Connection Between Successful Cities And Inequality

New research shows that the largest U.S. cities would do well to focus on workers

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