Kushners Unload 666 Fifth Ave. to Brookfield in 99-Year Lease
August 4, 2018

The Kushner family’s real estate company has secured a crucial investment in its over-leveraged New York skyscraper, reaching a deal to lease the building’s office space for 99 years to a Canadian asset manager.

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The 100 million city: is 21st century urbanisation out of control?
April 6, 2018

Projections suggest cities will swell at an astonishing pace but whether that means our salvation or an eco-disaster is by no means certain

The 1960 street map of Lagos, Nigeria, shows a small western-style coastal city surrounded by a Continue reading

Volkswagen CEO Predicts Renaissance for Embattled Diesel Cars
March 29, 2018

Volkswagen AG, whose global emissions-cheating scandal has put the future of diesel engines in doubt, expects consumers to return to the embattled technology — and soon.

“Diesel will see a renaissance in the not-too-distant future because people who drove Continue reading

Roads to nowhere: how infrastructure built on American inequality
February 25, 2018

From highways carved through thriving ghettoes to walls segregating black and white neighbourhoods, US city development has a long and divisive history

Its a little after 3pm in Detroits 8 Mile neighbourhood, and the cicadas are buzzing loudly in Continue reading