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Cities should be planned around existing natural resources. Stephen Appiah Takyi

Ghana: Kumasi city’s unplanned boom is destroying two rivers – sewage, heavy metals and chemical pollution detected

The inability of city authorities to enforce land-use regulations has allowed people to carry out ecologically unfriendly activities along the water bodies.
Xi Jinping shakes hands with Chinese construction workers at a Belt and Road Initiative site in Trinidad and Tobago in June 2023. Frederic Dubray/AFP via Getty Images

Growth of autocracies will expand Chinese global influence via Belt and Road Initiative as it enters second decade

More autocratic governments, growing urbanization and emerging technologies will bolster the spread of Chinese influence around the world, an expert on emerging economies explains.
The Jakarta-Bandung high-speed train, the first in Southeast Asia, was funded by China as part of its decade-old Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) project. ANTARA FOTO/Hreeloita Dharma Shanti/sgd/aww

Belt and Road Initiative’s new approach and what it means for Chinese investments in Indonesia

The shift in focus in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) will change how China does its business in Indonesia – that might mean less money for the latter’s ambitious infrastructure projects.
The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department shut off water to thousands of homes after the city declared bankruptcy in 2013. Joshua Lott/Getty Images

After a pandemic pause, Detroit restarts water shut-offs – part of a nationwide trend as costs rise

Detroit residents with past-due bills are facing water shut-offs again after a reprieve during COVID-19. At the same time, providers are also raising rates.
The Biden administration set the amounts of federal funding each state will receive to expand access to broadband internet. AP Photo/Evan Vucci

Every state is about to dole out federal funding for broadband internet – not every state is ready for the task

Every state is poised to receive a large amount of federal money to expand broadband access, but they have a lot of work to do to meet the government’s requirements for distributing it.
Crews clear lots of destroyed homes in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., in February 2022, four months after Hurricane Ian. Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Climate change is a fiscal disaster for local governments − our study shows how it’s testing communities in Florida

A new study of Florida’s fiscal vulnerability to climate change finds that flooding directly threatens many local tax bases.

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