The Economist Intelligence Unit, a sister company of The Economist, has devised a new index which ranks the competitiveness of the most prominent cities across the globe according to their demonstrated ability to attract capital, businesses, talent and visitors.
Over the next 10-15 years, our relationship to energy will enter a new phase, framed by the stark reality of carbon emission-driven climate change, and a rising energy demand around the globe. Whether we like it, or are ready for it, an emerging “energopolitics” will reshape everything from what we consume, how we live, why we work, and ultimately, the condition of our planet.
Canadian cities frequently appear in the top positions in global rankings for the cities with the best quality of life, and they are equally challenging in terms of vibrancy, enterpreneurial spirit and creative and civic culture.
In 2011, the majority of the planet’s population lives in cities rather than the countryside. This mass movement of population across the world means that cities, particularly in Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, are growing in size by the hour. Infographiclist.com created an infographic that shows the number of new inhabitants of the world’s largest cities per hour.
The Sustainable Business sector of the major British newspaper, The Guardian, along with the swedish multinational construction and development company Skanska, will host a live online discussion on the future of the urban built environment on Thursday
Creating Places for People is a collaborative commitment to best practice urban design in Australia. The protocol, which was a result of two years of collaboration between stakeholders and communities in Australia, provides some broad principles for urban design that take into account the unique characteristics of a location,
According to UN there are currently 23 megasities with population over 10 milion. By 2025 there will be 32. The Observer newspaper examines the huge challenges and opportunities that will result from the rapid increase in the number of megacities.