This Japanese town has banned urban sprawl

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content Waves of up to 50 feet virtually wiped the Japanese port town of Onagawa off the map in 2011. At a magnitude of 9.0, Japan’s largest-ever quake and resulting tsunami killed 16,000 people and destroyed 122,000 […]

What slums can teach us about building the cities of the future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Cairns, Professor, Singapore ETH Centre Informal housing, be it in the barrio, tugurio, favela, bidonville, gecekondu or kampung, supports the majority of rapidly urbanizing populations in cities of the global South. Yet, many city planners and housing policymakers […]

How cities are failing to be inclusive – and what they can do about it

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Angel Hsu, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Yale-NUS College & Kim Samuel, Founder, Samuel Centre for Social Connectedness Cities are shaping the future of our planet. They are where people confront environmental problems and tackle the challenges of […]

Intervene, don’t overthink – the new mantra of systems design

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tim Brown, Chief Executive Officer, IDEO Architects and urban planners of the mid-20th century believed they had the skill and the right to redesign how cities worked. Enamored with the automobile and challenged by increased urban migration, planners […]

These countries are all building brand-new cities

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content In the early years of this century, completely new cities began emerging across Asia and Africa, transforming previously unremarkable expanses of land or reclaimed ocean areas. Could some of these new urban creations […]