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In early 2018, Cape Town, South Africa came dangerously close to being the world’s first major city to run out of water. People lined up for blocks to collect spring water. Stores sold out of receptacles like buckets and bowls. Bottled water was rationed in tourist-heavy parts of the city. April 12 was designated “Day …

The current climate and ecological crisis demands a radical redesign of how we live and organise our societies. Yet these urgent changes, though complex, are far from impossible. Some of them are simple, beautiful, and beneficial to all. By greening our cities with street trees, urban paks, and community and rooftop gardens, we can keep …

The ongoing US-China trade war is turning out to be really ugly for tech companies. No matter how big or relevant the company is in tech-industry, the trade war offers them no mercy and no one is spared. We can see now that there are no winners in this trade war and their effects go …

An estimated 90% of world trade is facilitated by maritime shipping, and as trade volumes continue to increase, the world’s busiest ports continue to grow larger and more efficient to meet demand. In fact, in just the last four years, the median annual volume of the top 50 ports jumped from 5.49 to 5.86 million …

Despite efforts to encourage a shift to sustainable transportation, traffic congestion is often the focus of debates over mobility. Global demand for automobiles rose significantly in the 1990s, with annual sales stabilising at close to 80 million vehicles since 2017. Faced with the flood of cars, for decades governments have attempted to improve mobility of …

Visitors to Singapore’s Orchard Road, the city’s main shopping belt, will find fancy malls, trendy department stores, abundant food courts – and a small farm. Comcrop’s 600-square-metre (6,450-square-foot) farm on the roof of one of the malls uses vertical racks and hydroponics to grow leafy greens and herbs such as basil and peppermint that it …

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is the fifth largest manufacturing economy of the world, amounting to a massive $600 billion in value added. Right now, the Fourth Industrial Revolution is bringing about drastic changes. For some, this means increased opportunities. For others who are lagging behind, this poses a lot of risks. In …

Singapore is the world’s most competitive economy in a yearly ranking of 63 economies released on Wednesday (May 29) by Switzerland-based research group IMD World Competitiveness Centre. Singapore’s return to the top spot – its first time since 2010 – was due to an advanced technological infrastructure, the availability of skilled labour, favourable immigration laws …

Located between Sembawang and Yishun stations, Canberra station will be a 10-minute walk away for more than 17,000 households. The new Canberra MRT station on the North-South Line will open on Nov 2, Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan announced on Monday (May 20) during a visit to the site. Located between Sembawang and Yishun …

We are living in the century of cities. Almost half of the world’s population lives in urban areas and this is expected to increase. Along with rapid urbanisation comes the rise of Smart Cities to improve lives of citizens using various technologies, methodologies and practices. At the forefront of innovations in this domain, we have …