Topic : Infrastructure

  • A view shows the Planalto Palace designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer in Brasilia Forum Article

    Who can make our cities better?

    I predict we’re going to hear a lot more from landscape architects in the coming years. There has long… more

  • Zeff, a 300 pound, 11 year old Amur tiger, moves in her new habitat, called Tiger Mountain, at the Bronx Zoo in New York, May 14, 2003. The three acre habitat holds eight tigers and brings zoo visitors face-to-face with the big cats, as they look through especially thick glass for their protection. Picture taken May 14, 2003. Forum Article

    How zoos can save our animals

    Today, many zoos promote the protection of biodiversity as a significant part of their mission. As… more

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    What next for Latin America’s labour markets?

    It looks as if labor markets in Latin America have not been following the economic news—literally… more

  • Aerial view shows mineral-coloured water pooled in salt flat holes on Senegal’s coast Forum Article

    How to help Africa’s resource sector

    The recent acceleration in growth rates across much of sub-Saharan Africa may not be purely commodity-driven… more

  • A vendor arranges lemons at his stall of vegetables at a market in Chennai Forum Article

    Why India’s wage gap is narrowing

    The inequality between rural and urban locations is one of the largest contributing factors to the… more

  • People use computers at an internet cafe in the Hodan area of Mogadishu Forum Article

    How can we close the broadband gap?

    You don’t need to be a grandparent or even have a particularly long memory to recall a time when… more

  • A natural gas flare is seen outside of Williston, North Dakota Forum Article

    The partnership that spurred an energy revolution

    At a moment when good economic news is in short supply, yesterday’s observance of World Energy… more

  • Metro de Lima electric train travels on a bridge in the San Juan de Lurigancho district of Lima Forum Article

    6 ways to fix transport

    Most metro systems around the world are unable to cover their operating… more

  • Construction labourers work at the site of the development project of King Abdullah Road in Riyadh Forum Article

    Why now is the time to invest in infrastructure

    Infrastructure is the backbone of well-functioning economies. Unfortunatel… more

  • Joggers run past as the skyline of Singapore’s financial district is seen in the background Forum Article

    How can we make cities better places to live?

    The delivery and management of urban infrastructure is a critical and essential driver of economic growth… more

  • People ride their bicycles during “No Car Day” in Bogota Forum Article

    How Bogota got people to use buses

    City planners and design professionals have long known that the way in which physical space is constructed… more

  • Japan’s bullet train, or the “shinkansen” at Tokyo station in Tokyo March 25, 2004. [Rocky relations.. Forum Article

    Does high-speed rail benefit business?

    Governments around the world are spending lavishly on the… more

  • A general view of the low-income neighborhood known as Boca la Caja next to the business district in Panama City Forum Article

    Does the past still dictate our prosperity?

    What explains the dramatic differences in prosperity levels across locations? A… more

  • A general view of the central business district during autumn in Beijing Forum Article

    Why we shouldn’t worry about China’s “ghost...

    Many observers tend to regard the rise of unoccupied modern “ghost towns,” funded through… more

  • People walk in a park along the Hudson River across from the skyline of New York’s Lower Manhattan Global Agenda Councils Article

    How can governments help make cities smarter?

    Our planet is urbanizing at a staggering rate: today, more than half the world’s population lives in… more

  • People are silhouetted as they walk past the columns of the Bank of England in the City of London Forum Article

    The monetary policy central bankers can’t afford to ignore

    It might seem an unlikely proposition, but central banking has become exciting. This is not necessarily a… more

  • Pedestrians walk under red lanterns which was recently installed as Chinese New Year decorations, at Pudong Financial Area in Shanghai Forum Event

    Why China is embracing the circular economy

    Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014

    , Tianjin, People's Republic of China

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    How China can avoid a hard landing

    It is now widely accepted that the recent global financial crisis was actually a balance… more