Mass evacuations in response to natural disasters like Hurricane Maria are a logistical challenge, but also face psychological barriers to residents being willing and able to leave.
Promoting individual resilience will contribute to reductions in disaster threats for at-risk communities globally.
Four pro-democracy Hong Kong lawmakers of the Legislative Council have been ousted.
AP Photo/Kin Cheun
Hong Kong’s autonomy and democratic political system are under threat, and pro-democracy advocates are once again ready to act.
Beijing's plans for Hong Kong aren't going down well with all its post-colonial subjects.
The CCP seems intent on bringing Hong Kong into line.
Twenty years on from the handover of the British Crown colony, the people of Hong Kong are increasingly experiencing the vicissitudes of communism.
The mall's inventor, Victor Gruen, envisioned thriving hubs of civic activity, rather than bland, asphalt-enclosed shopping centers. Is his original vision now being realized – or further corrupted?
The case of tourist behaviour is especially interesting for debates about ethical decision-making.
As the world struggles to come to terms with the potentially monumental geopolitical changes Donald Trump’s election threatens to unleash, it’s easy to lose sight of the fate of the small fry. Few places…
The H5N8 virus is especially dangerous for migratory birds.
Studies of animal-human interactions in various settings could perhaps help prevent bird flu and the mass slaughter of animals it inevitably leads to.
The story of Chan Yeun-ting’s success is widely framed as a major step for women who take on managerial roles in male-dominated sports.
For most women, coaching a men's team is still off-limits, barring them from the opportunity to pursue professional careers as football managers.
Demonstrators protest against Beijing’s interference over local politics and the rule of law.
In recent months, the flimsy foundations of Hong Kong's autonomy have been exposed by a series of dramas.
John’s the don.
The Scots thought their education system was world-beating, until the OECD started publishing rankings.
They're a global phenomenon – but gangs are so varied that they barely merit the same name.
Job seekers at a job fair in Chongqing, China.
An oversupply of graduates is putting pressure on the social contract in East Asia.
The copyright debate has brought back protesters of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Occupy Movement.
Will they stand with the protestors worried about an erosion of freedoms or with the companies eager to protect their intellectual property?
Chinese dolphins: sadly, not in the pink.
These unusual and endangered creatures now face a new threat.
The pro-Beijing proposal Hong Kong's democracy activists dreaded has been voted down. What now?
Hong Kong: a showcase for Asian urban development.
Nobel Laureates met recently in Hong Kong to sign a memorandum calling for cities to help guard against climate change. As the most creative places on the planet, big cities are the perfect place to meet this challenge.
London: where umbrellas are for rainy days, not revolutions.
Hong Kong's investors have been snapping up London property for years – and now, they're turning their attention elsewhere.
City planners are looking to redevelop the eastern part of midtown Manhattan. How can they preserve its character, economic importance, and functionality?
Good historians know that history rarely teaches clear lessons. When it does, we should heed them. In the 1920s, urban visionaries completely refashioned midtown Manhattan, making it the most modern and…
Power to the people.
EPA/How Hwee Young
As the last remaining protesters were being cleared from Hong Kong’s streets, many Westerners lamented the silencing of what they saw as China’s only pro-democracy voice. To them, the umbrella movement…