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

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For Chinas Wealthy, Singapore Is the New Hong Kong
February 11, 2018

When more than 80 of China’s wealth managers gathered recently at the Shangri-La hotel on Singapore’s resort island of Sentosa, the chatter during tea breaks kept returning to one theme: Hong Kong is starting to be eclipsed by Singapore as Continue reading

From Miami to Shanghai: 3C of warming will leave world cities below sea level
November 13, 2017

An elevated level of climate change would lock in irreversible sea-level rises affecting hundreds of millions of people, Guardian data analysis shows

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Saudi Arabia Just Announced Plans to Build a Mega City That Will Cost $500 Billion
October 25, 2017

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced plans to build a new city on the Red Sea coast, promising a lifestyle not available in today’s Saudi Arabia as he seeks to remake the kingdom in a time of dwindling resources. Continue reading