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Using personal mobility devices (PMDs) is a convenient and sustainable way in going around the city.  While not as big as the other vehicles that roam the streets, careless driving of PMDs can still cause harm. With this, the responsible use of PMDs is important. What are the things that you should remember whenever you’re …

Singapore’s vision is to be a global front-runner for innovation in 5G applications and service, supported by a thriving 5G ecosystem as well as a secure and resilient 5G infrastructure. The nation is on track to commence the roll out of 5G mobile networks by 2020, with full-fledged 5G standalone capability covering at least half …

Cities are fast becoming “smart”, and the impact on people’s lives can be immense. Singapore’s smart traffic cameras restrict traffic depending on volume, and ease the commute of thousands of passengers every day. In Kaunas, Lithuania, the cost of parking is automatically deducted from the bank accounts of drivers when they park their cars. In …

Affordable housing is a critical problem for Australia’s biggest housing markets. Five Australian cities are in the top 25 with “severely unaffordable” housing in a 2019 Demographia survey of 91 major metropolitan markets. Sydney was ranked the third least affordable of the 91. The average age of first-time buyers in Sydney has reached 38. And, …

Singapore attains the highest rank in the AI Readiness Index 2019 report. Here is the list of  the top 20 cities. The AI Readiness Index was created by the Oliver Wyman Forum to serve as a metric of the capability of a city to thrive and adapt once the age of AI comes. How the …

The World Bank recently released Doing Business 2019, a flagship report which compares business regulation among domestic firms across 190 economies. The following are the 10 best and worst economies when it comes to ease of doing business. Top 10 Economies 1 New Zealand 2 Singapore 3 Denmark 4 Hong Kong 5 South Korea 6 …

ETH Zurich scientists have been researching the effect of precipitation and population size on rising temperatures in cities compared with the surrounding countryside. They have found that more green spaces can help to lower temperatures in urban zones – but not everywhere. Urban heat islands are a phenomenon where the temperature in a city is …

In 1967, Moshe Safdie reimagined the monolithic apartment building, creating “Habitat ’67,” which gave each unit an unprecedented sense of openness. Nearly 50 years later, he believes the need for this type of building is greater than ever. In this short talk, Safdie surveys a range of projects that do away with the high-rise and …

Engineering has always been about building for what lies ahead, creating lasting legacies in the form of extraordinary buildings or resilient infrastructure that can stand for centuries. WSP’s sustainability director David Symons looks at some of the ways the profession is designing now to be future ready. Now more than ever we need to adopt …

Often, you can tell where someone grew up by the way they speak. For example, if someone in the United States doesn’t pronounce the final “r” at the end of “car,” you might think they are from the Boston area, based on sometimes exaggerated stereotypes about American accents and dialects, such as “Pahk the cahr …