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 […]

Smart cities must pay more attention to the people who live in them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Viktor Weber, Founder & Director, Future Real Estate Institute Around 68% of the global population might live in urban areas by 2050. Smart cities will likely be a part of this future, promising to make our lives more convenient, […]

Commuters in these cities spend more than 8 days a year stuck in traffic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Ask any motorist about traffic congestion and they will regale you with tales of long queues, wasted time, and mounting frustration. It’s a global problem with some of the world’s greatest cities also […]

These are the world’s 20 most dynamic cities

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jeremy Kelly, Research Director, JLL Although momentum in the global economy appears to have peaked, there are still many cities in the world where real estate and economic growth continue to be robust. At the time when the World […]

This is why people live, work and stay in a growing city

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pearly Siffel, Strategy and geographic expansion leader, international, Mercer In the next decade, nearly half of all global GDP growth will come from around 400 cities and growing economies that are on a trajectory to reach 1 billion […]