Topic : Infrastructure

  • 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

  • An employee works at a Chinese automobile factory in Hefei Forum Event

    What does innovation mean in today’s world?

    Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014

    , Tianjin, People's Republic of China

  • Liu, CEO and founder of China’s e-commerce company JD.com, crosses a street on an electric tricycle during a delivery run in Beijing Forum Article

    Six reasons China is winning at e-commerce

    Why has China’s e-commerce industry developed so fast? I get asked this in almost every country I visit… more

  • Employees work on a solar panel production line at Suntech Power Holdings headquarters in Wuxi Forum Article

    Why China’s cities are clusters of innovation

    Spatial agglomeration of economic activities is generally assumed to improve productivity and spur… more

  • A 20 lira banknote is seen through a magnifying lens in this illustration picture taken in Istanbul Forum Article

    Could high inflation make a comeback?

    Is the era of high inflation gone forever? In a world of slow growth, high debt and tremendous… more

  • Protestors carry flags of Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain as they gather in front of the parliament in Syntagma square during a 48-hour strike by the two major Greek workers unions in Athens Forum Video

    Is Europe’s competitiveness torn in half?

    In recent years, many studies have highlighted the stark competitiveness divide that exists and… more

  • Scientist prepares protein samples for analysis in a lab at the Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton Forum Article

    Is Europe investing enough in research?

    The dangerous cocktail in many European countries of high debt and subdued growth calls for smart f… more

  • Apprentice Tanja Wollerstorfer works at FACC in Ried im Innkreis Forum Video

    10 ways countries can improve their competitiveness

    For more than 30 years the World Economic Forum has studied and benchmarked competitiveness… more

  • French lycee students take their Philosophy “Bac”, the traditional end-of-year examination series in France, at the the Lycee Livet in Nantes Forum Article

    Why teaching humanities improves innovation

    Business leaders often argue that the widening education gap – the disparity between what young… more

  • A crew works on the roof of the newly constructed United States Institute of Peace in Washington Forum Article

    Reforms we need to tackle inequality

    The reception in the United States, and in other advanced economies, of Thomas Piketty’s recent… more