David Attenborough, according to a recent article for the UK’s Telegraph, has given up on society’s potential for good. In it, he argues for population control as the best response to global warming, a sentiment shared by many in the intelligencia of the media and political power.

Individuals who ho...

Some people love them, some people hate them.

Earlier, we published a consensus set of rankings of the "best" cities in the world, as aggregated from 22 different sets of "best cities" lists evaluating global cities by vibrancy, livability, and beauty, among other factors. 

While some cities - among t...

We aggregated 22 different sets of rankings of the "best" cities in the world, as measured by a range of criteria - dynamism, livability, beauty, and other overall qualities. Here's what they revealed. Welcome the debate.

The aggregate consensus "best" cities in the world:

The Consensus Top Tier:

1. Lo...

Thanks to emerging oil technologies, the era of energy as a tool for political manipulation is over – thus ending an era that commenced with the 1973 Arab Oil Embargo.

The 1973 Oil Embargo kicked off a dark period in which control over the world’s energy because the single-most important political to...

Cities for people or people for cities?

An unlikely marriage between city planning and gene modification is reinventing the future city. It’s also pushing the technological edge of gene modification as a tool for good – potentially as a natural outgrowth of the legacy of city planning as a tool for p...

During the height of the COVID-19 quarantine, the Washington Nationals, their coaches, and a few ex-members got together to celebrate their 2019 World Championship with a rollicking Zoom call streamed live on Facebook. It gave us a glimpse inside the personalities of the notoriously personable World...

By Roger Weber

This will be the first part of a series in as many parts as it takes me to sort out some thoughts on how city planning can help in the fight against COVID-19. Stay tuned.

1850 can teach us a lot about coronavirus, and about life. As the US took its first steps toward the Civil War and t...

So you've got some land and want to build a new city? Or maybe you just know you want to build a city, but you don't have the land yet. Here is a starter guide for how to build a new city.

Step 1: Approach with caution

Building a new city is a really, really, really big investment. It's tremendously e...

As one of the most conservative countries on earth takes on the 21st century, a pair of government-initiated new cities are among its most groundbreaking and ambitious investments. With different histories and emerging trajectories, KAEC and NEOM are blazing the trail in the opportunities and pitfal...

As baseball hemorrhages fans amid record profits for the sport, MLB’s senior level central management seem determined to quicken its death. In case after case of different issues facing the league, the management team, led by commissioner Rob Manfred, who has spent his entire league on the East Coas...

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