Architect of the World

June 10, 2020

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 sin...

May 20, 2020

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 o...

April 27, 2020

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 s...

April 2, 2020

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...

February 20, 2020

Before he led the country across a five-year struggle that freed the slaves and reunited the union, and before he was even elected President, Abraham Lincoln helped fuel the growth of the heartland. He also helped bridge an economic divide that closed a cultural chasm,...

February 20, 2020

As we've explored potential locations for the next great new global city, a million-to-one longshot is rising to the surface as a candidate for value-based future investment. Having gone through one of the most turbulent decades in the history of the world politically...

October 10, 2019

Originally published on New Geography

For years, the Federal Government has been approving general budget stopgaps to fund highway construction across the country. Slowly, they’ve also come around to acknowledging the obvious: That despite their efforts, the Federal Hig...

June 28, 2019

Originally published in 2016 on RealClearPolicy

Why is Saudi Arabia suddenly the pit stop of choice for an impressive laundry list of major companies? How is it positioned among the growing number of Middle-Eastern industrial free zones? And should Rust Belt cities like...

February 25, 2019

Like a front line of untuned and misshapen trumpets, a chorus of discordant pessimism blares negativity about humanity’s future. David Attenborough, through his recent article for the UK’s Telegraph, has taken first chair, but competition is fierce. From spit valves to...

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