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Despite efforts to encourage a shift to sustainable transportation, traffic congestion is often the focus of debates over mobility. Motorists endlessly demand more roads, but is this really a solution?
‘The Golden Orange Solar City’, a depiction of the Turkish city of Antalya in the future (as inspired by Solar Punk literature such as the ‘Glass and Gardens’ anthology edited by Sarena Ulabarri).
The Literary Method of Urban Design aims to predict urban futures and to design cities and prepare citizens in line with these predictions.
A rally celebrating the second anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, March 18, 2016.
Almost one-third of countries around the world are authoritarian regimes with the trappings of democracy. Their bad behavior poses a threat to real democracies, as the United States recently learned.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro created a new cryptocurrency called the ‘Petro’ to combat hyperinflation.
Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
When an elected leader turns autocratic, the economy tends to suffer. That's because, in a functioning democracy, economic policy is made jointly, with lawmakers playing a key role.
A long tradition of casting blame abroad for economic woes.
Its billionaire boss was a strong supporter of exiting the EU. Now the company is moving its headquarters out of Britain, too.
Shanghai’s urban room.
Urban planning should be long-term and visionary, but the public must have a say, too – that's where urban rooms come in.
Orchard Road, Singapore.
There are other things which cause air pollution – cars, for example – which will have a much bigger impact.
Snapchat has utility in laboratory settings.
Fun Man FUNG
The use of the popular mobile application for multimedia sharing in a large laboratory class was shown to enhance the students' learning experiences.
Crazy Rich Asians depicts cosmopolitan rich Asians with complex humanities.
Crazy Rich Asians is an entertaining film, but also has been a long time coming. The struggle for Asian representation in Hollywood and Broadway started more than 55 years ago.
Trading for almost 150 years in Switzerland, BSI was brought down by the recklessness of its overseas operations.
The world's largest financial scandal has toppled a government, threatened a currency, and revealed deeply problematic failings at a buccaneering Swiss bank.
Green rooftops give a backyard feel to smaller housing units in Sydney
Research shows if Australia encourages greenery on buildings, it will reduce temperatures in the city, as well as potential for flash flooding. It also creates new habitats and socialising spaces.
EPA-EFE /Kivin Lim/Straits Times
Looking at the agreement, it appears that Kim Jong-un has outmanoeuvred Donald Trump.
If you live in a diverse neighbourhood, you're more likely to identify with a whole range of different people – and to lend a helping hand.
Governments have started to see automation as the key to brighter urban futures. But what will this look like?
Chinese President Xi Jinping is sworn in for a second term at the National People’s Congress at the Great Hall.
The author of the controversial Silent Invasion argues it's not the book, but the reaction to it, that has highlighted something troubling in Australian intellectual life.
Artificial islands can cause huge environmental issues for coastlines.
The Forest City Project
Artificial islands that are now mushrooming across the ocean are regarded as 'engineering marvels'. But, little attention is paid to how these human-made structures affect sea life.
A petition calls for clemency on a convicted drug trafficker sentenced to death in 2010.
Singapore claims to have nearly eliminated drug use and crime thanks to capital punishment - but the data tells a very different story.
The vantage point from the Chinese icebreaker Xue Long in the Arctic in 2010.
(Timo Palo, Creative Commons)
With all eyes on China's intentions in the Arctic, Singapore is flying under the radar. But the tiny Asian nation is also pursuing its own interests in the Arctic.
Functional, yes. Possibly clean, too. But most of our public toilets aren’t inviting.
Public toilets are an essential amenity, but most of them aren't places we'd want to go to unless we have to. What does the failure to provide more restful and inviting places say about us?