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  • Global Agenda Councils Article

    Can Medina become a ‘city of knowledge’?

    Can an ancient religious city as sacred and unique as Medina rebrand itself as a “knowledge economic city”… more

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    How Buenos Aires plans to become a modern city

    Buenos Aires, the second largest city in South America, is a metropolis of more than 12 million people, comprising the… more

  • Forum Video

    Video: How cities can benefit from urbanization

    Countries around the world need to devolve power to cities and be more open to foreigners if they are to benefit from… more

  • Forum Article

    Are we failing the world’s indigenous people?

    “Let us recognize and celebrate the valuable and distinctive identities of indigenous peoples around the world,”… more

  • Forum Article

    Six megatrends that will shape the future of cities

    The coming decades will see the next wave of mass migration to cities, especially in Asia and Africa.  Megacities are… more

  • Forum Article

    What causes persistently high unemployment?

    For the five years from December 2008 to November 2013, the US unemployment rate remained above 7%, peaking at 10% in… more

  • Forum Article

    Why we should worry about nuclear security

    Nobody would dispute the danger inherent in possessing nuclear assets. But that danger becomes far more acute in a… more

  • Forum Article

    Are ageing populations actually good news?

    Is a shrinking population always a bad thing? Judging by the lamentations of some economists and policy-makers in the… more

  • Forum Article

    Why secessionism is on the rise in Europe

    Throughout the course of history, there are few regions in the world whose map has changed as frequently and abruptly… more

  • Global Agenda Councils Article

    How bikes and buses helped Bogotá go green

    In Bogotá, traffic congestion became so severe that a simple commute could take hours and the air was polluted to… more

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    What makes Leipzig Germany’s most liveable city?

    Although having a population of only 530,000 people, Leipzig has leapt from economic stagnation to the forefront of… more

  • Forum Article

    Why Africa needs a data revolution

    Since the term “data revolution” was introduced, there has been a flurry of activity to define, develop, and… more