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[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 11:27
A U.N.-backed partnership will study the futuristic prospect of floating cities, looking at how platforms at sea might help bail out coastal cities at risk of flooding due to climate change. With 90 percent of the world's largest cities vulnerable to inundation as glaciers melt and seas rise on a warming planet, modular platforms anchored to the sea floor could be connected in a ring to house... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 10:54
In 1883, a rooftop garden theatre opened in New York City. The idea was to escape the city summer heat, whilst enjoying some evening entertainment, without actually leaving NYC. A decade later, the New York Times announced that, “New York is fast becoming a city of roof gardens”. In 1935, the Welsh landscape architect Ralph Hancock, saw his Garden of the Nations open on the 11thfloor of the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, April 8, 2019 - 06:31
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[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 17:18
Cities play a central role in innovation and creation of economic opportunity. And since the early days of human civilisation, cities have depended on technology to improve quality of life. That’s one of the core principles behind URBAN-X, the urbantech start-up accelerator built by MINI and Urban Us. Each new advance–from Roman aqueducts to Manhattan’s electrical grid–solved problems from a... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 17:13
Which countries do people live in, globally? It’s a very simple question, but it’s also hard to get an accurate sense of the answer by browsing through a lengthy table of country-level population data. That’s because there are close to 200 countries spread around the globe, with populations ranging from near 1.4 billion (China or India) to countries a mere 0.001% of that size. How is it... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 17:07
Whether moving freight or people, rail is far more energy efficient and less polluting than other transportation modes. And it could get even cleaner. Transportation represents a large portion—about 29 percent—of U.S. emissions, and the share has been rising in recent years. Rail proponents often argue that investment in trains and public transportation is a key part of making transportation... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 17:03
What does it take to be a happy and healthy city? In any city, myriad factors go into the mix – and of course we are not dealing with just one kind of city. But, due to the world history of colonisation, models are still too often European-centric. In particular, we need to adjust how we think about cities in the tropics. For a start, almost half of the world’s population lives in the tropics ... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 11:26
Debate in Barcelona argues if it is possible to promote the internationalisation of metropolises without causing the gentrification and impoverishment of their territory One of the main challenges facing large cities and metropolitan areas is the contradiction between their important role in the global economy and society, and the unequal distribution, within their own territories, of the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 12:16
When Rani, a mother of five in Khulna, Bangladesh, found that the tea stall outside her home kept flooding, she didn’t wait for a government climate resilience program to swoop in. Like many people in urban communities facing the effects of climate change, she took action herself – and she had help from friends. After making her plinth more water-resistant and using corrugated iron sheets to... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 12:12
Migration is getting increasing attention in Australia, with the Morrison government recently putting the focus on settling migrants in regional areas to ease pressure on the capital cities. Newly released statistics show 79% of Australian population growth was in the capital cities in 2017-18. The population of these cities grew by 307,800, a 1.9% increase. This was nearly twice the growth rate... Read more