06 Feb 2020

The World’s Top Cities Face Stiff Competition, Here’s Why

As concerns about geopolitics, demographics and climate change rise and technological advances redefine established city

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28 Jan 2020

The World’s Population Is Ageing: The Number Of Elderly People Now Exceeds The Number Of Children

The world is experiencing a shift in the population composition ⁠— the number of elderly

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16 Jan 2020

If Countries Were As Large As Their Populations, Here’s How The World Would Look Like

Maps are great instruments for navigation. However, they have little to say when it comes

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12 Jan 2020

In 2100, These 10 Countries Will Emerge As The Largest

Some of the ten most populous countries in the world right now will no longer

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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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22 Nov 2018

These Are The 8 Major Forces Shaping The Future Of The Global Economy

The world is changing faster than ever before. With billions of people hyper-connected to each

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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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07 Sep 2018

10 Mind-Blowing Images Of Growth Explosion In Cities

There is an issue with modern living. It’s not climate change, habitat destruction, air pollution,

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06 Aug 2018

7.5 Billion & Counting: How Many Humans Can The Earth Support?

Humans are the most populous large mammal on Earth today, and probably in all of

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18 May 2018

The Great Challenge Of The 21st Century Is Learning To Consume Less. This Is How We Can Do It.

Ecological collapse is hard to miss in the headlines. From deforestation to soil depletion, species

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30 Apr 2018

Population Pyramids : Powerful Predictors Of The Future

Why is Rwanda’s population skyrocketing, while Japan’s population is declining? Population statistics are like crystal

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05 Apr 2018

Europe’s Most Densely Populated Square Kilometres – Mapped

Prof Alasdair Rae at the University of Sheffield has crunched data from the Global Human Settlement Layer

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22 Mar 2018

Empty Half The Earth Of Its Humans. It’s The Only Way To Save The Planet

There are now twice as many people as 50 years ago. But, as EO Wilson

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23 Feb 2018

Managing Shrinking Cities In An Expanding World

Urbanisation has been a well-established trend in the 20th and 21st centuries. However, depopulation and

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01 Feb 2018

When Nationalism No Longer Works, Maybe It Is Time For Civicism

“I love New York” is perhaps the most successful slogan in modern history. Cities around

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16 Jan 2018

When A Country’s Towns & Villages Face Extinction

It is predicted that 896 towns and villages across Japan will no longer be viable

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06 Dec 2017

Ethiopia’s Radical Redesign For Relentless Urban Growth

As Addis Ababa creaks under the weight of a mushrooming populace, sub-Saharan Africa’s largest housing

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05 Dec 2017

When We Harm The Environment, We’re Hurting Our Health

Our planet’s resources find themselves in a precarious situation. The very ideals and strengths that

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17 Jul 2017

How To Find Your Real Sister City

People often link Austin, Texas, and Ann Arbor, Michigan, as sister cities. Both are home

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13 Jul 2017

Why Cities Are Where They Are

Politics and history aside, the single best place on Earth to build a city may

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15 Jun 2017

Flat White Urbanism: There Must Be Better Ways To Foster A Vibrant Street Life

Iconic architectural pieces may attract large numbers of tourists but are not the only things

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13 Jun 2017

The Top 10 Best Cities for Conservatives In The U.S. During Trump

Republicans should feel right at home in each of these conservative cities. Can’t bear the

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01 Jun 2017

Why Cheaper Cities Tend To Be Less Liveable?

If you are a Bengaluru resident and have been feeling the pinch of inflation, we

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23 May 2017

Cities Redefining What Densely Populated Means

Cities are all about density – groups of strangers agreeing to spend their lives in

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05 May 2017

When Cheap Housing Becomes A Cause For Crisis In The US

This is a problem that transcends the rural-urban divide. The affordable housing crisis has spared

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10 Apr 2017

Photographing The Souls Of The Metropolis

This photographer embarked on a quest to commemorate the human sides of 22 bustling cities.

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06 Apr 2017

How The World’s First Cities Got Started

A 12,000-year-old “Stonehenge on steroids” transformed nomadic humans into members of complex societies. When 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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30 Jan 2017

Truths, Lies, Post-Truths, And Statistics. The Deception That Is.

In theory, statistics should help settle arguments. They ought to provide stable reference points that

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16 Dec 2016

Skyview: Above Hong Kong’s Urban Beehive Jungle

Hong Kong based photographer, Andy Yeung, shows us how densely populated his city is by

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06 Dec 2016

How Populism Could Shake Up Europe

Energized by President-elect Donald Trump’s victory, Europe’s populist movements are on the cusp of sweeping

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08 Nov 2016

How To Fathom And Unravel The Deception Of Density

If we think carefully about the flaws in measuring how dense a place is, we

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04 Nov 2016

Which City Do You Think Is More Dense: Paris Or New York City?

It’s not just because they’re old. Which city do you think is more dense: Paris

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04 Aug 2016

35 Ways To Experience America’s 35 Obnoxiously Rich City Suburbs

We’re gonna take a guess: if you’re checking to see if your town is on

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13 Jul 2016

Cities Are Solutions To Many Things Except Happiness?

Recent research suggests that urban dwellers are significantly less likely to be happy than their

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30 May 2016

Sci-Fi Cities & Mega Cities Of The Future, As Imagined Or Not?

Will we live in buildings made out of waste, heavily surveilled smart cities, or maybe

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12 May 2016

While We Fear The End, These Scientists Live The End Everyday

The scientists at the National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center model cyberattacks, global pandemics, and

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11 May 2016

Swimming In Seine Now Is Still A Dream, But Not In The Future

But the idea faces an uphill struggle. By 2024, the River Seine in Paris will

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03 May 2016

Can Australia’s Climate Change Mission Be Saved With Farming?

Australia’s agricultural lands help to feed about 60 million people worldwide, and also support tens of

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26 Apr 2016

Our World Is Run By Global Corporations & Megacities, Not Countries

As cities and companies gain in influence and the power of nation-states decreases, the world

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15 Mar 2016

In Cities, Ladies Congregate In Pink

Women—especially, young single ones—love cities. But they make up a bigger part of the population

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05 Mar 2016

The Challenges Of Managing Global Urbanization

As cities — and slums — grow around the world, governments are going to need

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29 Feb 2016

Understanding Europe’s Population Shift In 4 Maps

Despite economic growth in Central and Eastern Europe, the continent is still migrating to the

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22 Feb 2016

Cities Must Help Produce More Food

If the world is going to feed its growing and increasingly urban population in the

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15 Feb 2016

The Impacts Of An Aging World Population

Overpopulation isn’t something this generation has to worry about much, but under-population? That’s a very

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03 Feb 2016

Are Cities Really An Engine For Jobs & Prosperity?

City Observatory cataloged a series of indicators that point to the the growing economic strength of

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05 Jan 2016

Why Cities Rise Fast And Falls Faster

Combined challenge of climate change and population growth puts premium on rapid urbanisation ‘in a

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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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01 Dec 2015

Land Of Midnight Traffic Jams. More Fun? More Like Hell On Earth.

Metro Manila, on an urban level, was named as having the “worst traffic on Earth,”

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23 Nov 2015

Why Greenland’s People Will Pioneer A New Way Of Life

Greenland’s hunters are facing a threat to centuries of tradition. Albert Lukassen’s world is melting

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